So what does PS and LR actually use?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wildmac, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. wildmac macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2003
    Seen a lot of comments here on PS and LR needing cores, needing high end cards, needing neither (iMac), and all sort of combos thereof.

    So.. does anyone have good information on what exactly PS and LR use, and what parts of the nMP would be most important? Comparing the 4 core vs 6 core, and D300 vs D500?

    Might help some folks here to have accurate info to guide buying. (Myself I'm crunching large raw files -Nikon D800).
  2. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    There was a recent thread on this identical subject... In the interest of not re-typing everything...
  3. Cobb macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2011
    London, UK
    Is there any info how many cores PS CC is using? I know Adobe *might* upgrade there PS to use more cores in future but what is the current number of cores PS can use?
  4. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    Dealing with those raw files is 100% cpu bound. I'll use the same link as I did in the other thread. Lightroom doesn't really care about gpus beyond the ability to refresh whatever screen. I seem to end up in frequent debates regarding PS. I used Maya and PS for years and still maintain them. If you're dealing with 3d where where the machine has to crunch matrices across numerous point positions, OpenGL performance means something. For 2D photos, I've dealt with files large enough that they have to be saved out .psb rather than .psd. It's just not a big deal. I haven't tried anything that large with an absolutely terrible gpu, but it works with a 5770. All of those are significantly newer than a 5770. CS6 and CC should be fine with anything shipping today. Also the 6 core would speed up raw processing if you're shooting professionally. I realize it's typical to shoot 1000+ frames in a day if your subject is not stationary. The $4k model comes with D500s. If you like you could always compare that against purchasing just the 6 core.

  5. wildmac thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2003
    Soo... I need the GPU for PS, and the CPU for LR.. figures. :rolleyes:;)

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