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How many Mac Pro cores do I need to utilse Adobe Creative Suite CS6

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May 15, 2012 2:00 PM

Im thinking of upgrading my Mac Pro. I have a 2.1 Mac Pro.

 

My question is, what configuration of cores (Quad, 8, 12) would work best with the CS6 Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver and Lightroom. etc. I am not 3d rendering as such, more 2D. I would like to learn Final Cut Pro too.

 

In my understanding I would not be ulitising 12 cores to run inDesign as an example.

 

I would like to upgrade to the Quad core One 3.33GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere”. I believe this is the "sweet spot" mac for my kind of work. I know there is a possibility of new ones coming out in the June announcement but I am getting info first.

 

I am a graphic designer, I enjoy the changeability of a Mac Pro so please don't bring iMacs into this. I use these on various jobs and enjoy them as other peoples machines.

 

I have already installed a 5780 card into my 2.1 Mac so will be transferring this over if needed. Also I will consider an SSD card too.

 

Thoughts?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon

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