The Apple Core: MacBook Pro Photoshop Benchmarks

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Date: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

photoshop-bench.jpgI’ve run some benchmarks on Apple’s new MacBook Pro running an application that hasn’t been optimized for the Intel chip yet – Adobe’s notoriously resource intensive Photoshop CS.
For the test I ran two Photoshop actions on my PowerBook G4 1.5GHz and on my MacBook Pro 2.0GHz. Both are similarly configured with 2GB of RAM and 120GB (5400RPM) hard drives. For the purposes of these tests both machines were booted into clean OS X user accounts with no other applications running. Photoshop guru Will Hammond created the actions and provided me with benchmarks for his TiBook 1GHz with 1GB RAM and 100GB HDD for comparison.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


photoshop-bench.jpgI’ve run some benchmarks on Apple’s new MacBook Pro running an application that hasn’t been optimized for the Intel chip yet – Adobe’s notoriously resource intensive Photoshop CS.
For the test I ran two Photoshop actions on my PowerBook G4 1.5GHz and on my MacBook Pro 2.0GHz. Both are similarly configured with 2GB of RAM and 120GB (5400RPM) hard drives. For the purposes of these tests both machines were booted into clean OS X user accounts with no other applications running. Photoshop guru Will Hammond created the actions and provided me with benchmarks for his TiBook 1GHz with 1GB RAM and 100GB HDD for comparison.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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