5920 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2010 6:22 AM by Grant Bennet-Alder
The best would be 6-core 3.33GHz 24GB RAM and would hold up best over time.
MHz matter, and so too does RAM.
This article, and then browse how to choose Mac Pro, benchmarks etc on site:
There are always good buys from Apple Specials, from $2100 and up, just be careful or totally avoid any of the 8-core / dual processor models.
just be careful or totally avoid any of the 8-core / dual processor models
You did not say WHY we should avoid these models -- too costly? not enough performance? deadly flaws? something else?
And should these be avoided just for Photoshop or for everything?
Message was edited by: Grant Bennet-Alder
If you aren't following and reading from the links, don't ask or blame me.
Hall of ShameDouble the memory, double the cores, go 32% slower. Blame it on Apple?
Llolyd has more, throw in Barefeats, poor memory and core management, CS4/5 fact is you are wasting money.
As many have said, 3.33 6-core is all around sweet spot.
I start up my Mac Pro in Verbose mode. At startup, it discovers my 2009 Mac Pro with single processor chip (nominally four cores) has eight processors. It appears to see each core capable of HyperThreading (each core can run two threads), and puts them to work right away.
This is an additional argument against going for the 8-core or 12-core. If you really effectively have twice as many cores as reported, you will be better off buying an additional Mac rather than committing 24 core-equivalents to Photoshop \[which currently cannot find enough work for a lot of cores.]