Adobe Photoshop CS4 Performance

To measure performance under Photoshop CS4 we turn to the Retouch Artists’ Speed Test. The test does basic photo editing; there are a couple of color space conversions, many layer creations, color curve adjustment, image and canvas size adjustment, unsharp mask, and finally a gaussian blur performed on the entire image.

The whole process is timed and thanks to the use of Intel's X25-M SSD as our test bed hard drive, performance is far more predictable than back when we used to test on mechanical disks.

Time is reported in seconds and the lower numbers mean better performance. The test is multithreaded and can hit all four cores in a quad-core machine.

Adobe Photoshop CS4 - Retouch Artists Speed Test

Photoshop performance of our triple core competitor is slower than the lower clocked X4 620. It is however the exact same speed as the Phenom II X3 720.

SYSMark 2007 Performance Video Encoding Performance


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  • tamalero - Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - link

    by any chance you're a Intel worker? you sound like you do. Reply
  • maddoctor - Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - link

    Intel did not do that. All the given evidences are false and could not prove anything. Reply
  • taltamir - Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - link

    "no competition to keep prices low"

    [sarcasm] Thats right, if only there was no COMPETITION prices could be LOW... it is a well known FACT that competition serves only to raise prices! [/sarcasm]
    That is the dumbest thing I have heard in a very long time.
  • mm2587 - Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - link

    wow. Way to fail at reading comprehension.

    The man is say if there was no competition there would be no reason to keep prices low. He was saying "if there was no competition to keep prices low, intel would raise prices"

    So lets read next time before we call anyone else stupid.
  • silverblue - Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - link

    Not quite... at least, not in my opinion.

    On page 6, maddoctor posted:

    "Whatever AMD product throws to market, rubbish is a rubbish. Intel products prices will make AMD's prices room tighter, and AMD is going to sink into oblivion. I love it because Intel prices will be cheaper to consumer."

    I may have misinterpreted this, but his post seems to be indicating that if AMD were no longer in the game, Intel would have no competition and would LOWER prices in accordance. Something which, as we all know, not only wouldn't happen but is totally contrary to common business practices. If there's only one supplier, you're not going to go find cheaper options from somebody else; you'll be tied to that one supplier and they will feel less need to improve their designs.

    As odd as it may seem, that's what I believe he was referring to.
  • SunSamurai - Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - link

    You do fail at reading comprehension. Reply
  • silverblue - Friday, October 30, 2009 - link

    Interesting statement to make when you fail to back it up. Reply
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