weird lag for 16gh quad core G5 vs 2 gb pc laptop proof of long term trends in mac/pc

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MacChaaz, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. MacChaaz macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2009
    Hey guys. Here's something weird. Adobe photoshop cs4 runs on both my PC laptop and my 16gb quad core g5. But somehow photshop lags on my mac with 16gb of ram than it does on my 2gb laptop; especially when i use the magic wand function... it causes my g5 to freeze for a good 2 seconds. My 2 gb laptop has no such problem.

    Is it just me or are PCs becoming the future of 3d design or video work or photo touch-ups????

    I.e. the old mac vs PC commercials are being reversed?
  2. howardnow macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2004
    try PC Laptop vs. Mac Laptop (Snow Leopard)

    I would suspect that what your looking at is old tech versus new tech. I bet your laptop has a new Intel chip to help it along.

    Either way your G5 should not crash on Photoshop. You will need to get advice on that (maybe repair permissions, use TechTool or you might have a bad ram problem).

    I use Photoshop on my G4 867mhz dual chip tower. It works pretty well, but my 2008 Intel Dual 2.53mhz MacBook Pro is much faster with intensive tasks.
  3. MacChaaz thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2009
    true. G5s are 2004 tech compared to adobe cs4 which is a 2009 tech.

    But adobe cs3 works fine on my g5, so im sticking with that.
  4. osin macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    It can be caused by a slow hard drive.
    Do you have any spare hdd that you can assign as a scratch disk for CS4?

    Also CS4 uses more power of the graphic card...
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    It's PowerPC vs. Intel. End of story. You can't say "PCs are becoming the future" when you're comparing a computer from aught five to a computer from any point thereafter.
  6. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
  7. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    Ya, I suspect the G5 cpu just can't keep up. My 2.16 macbook out classes my 2.0 G5 in everything, as it should.

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