opteron or G5 for intensive work on CS

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juliend
Feb 18, 2004
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Opteron Vs G5 (bi 2ghz) it’s the problem which tortures my brain now.

It’s not again a battle mac vs pc but i think is time to test speed in real situation … the speed for create image not the speed of cpu 🙂

the test on this site is very good but with xeon
< http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-6451-6 420>

and psbench is not "real test" just filter (not test the performance for ram gestion when swapping … before work on windows i work whith macOs seems to do a beter job with ram and swapping gestion i don’t know if is real?)

I have see a lot of psbench for photoshop 7.01 but for CS not (i know CS is slow on both platform) I’m a very intensive photoshop user big picture 20 or 30 layer …. big file !

On adobe forum i read very dissatisfied pocessor of opteron (photoshop CS very slow) (www.adobe.com forum photoshop windows search "opteron")

I give you some link about mac and windows performance

<http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/G5/G5_8GB_ram_tests.html>

<http://www.barefeats.com/g5op.html>
(opteron vs g5 — opteron are little faster) but photoshop 7.01 for photoshop CS?

< http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,112749,pg,8,00.asp> (
(opteron vs g5 — opteron are little faster) but photoshop 7.01 for photoshop CS?

< http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/prescott-tests_ 12.html> (pentium 4 XE 3.4 VS Athlon 64FX51 pentium is beter whit photoshop CS) "Athlon 64: it is pretty slow during media encoding and in Photoshop"

<http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,1274637,00.asp> (G5 vs dual xeon 3.06)

< http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/ubb.x?q=Y&a=tpc& s=50009562&f=48409524&m=7760969205&p=52>
ps bench
Here is a side by side comparison.the whole point of PSBench is not "real world usage", nor is it "common operations"

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Todie
Feb 18, 2004
Scripting is better on the Mac : )
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Allen_Wicks
Feb 18, 2004
Since OS X runs on the G5 but not on the Opteron (Windoze), real world performance would need to be at least three times as fast on the Opteron to make any comparison at all. Windows is not a pleasant operating environment.
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Wade_Zimmerman
Feb 18, 2004
None of that seems mind boggling fast anyway.

So I suspect that if you buy a new computer of the most advance model you will do OK.
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r_harvey
Feb 18, 2004
Right now, the G5 and Opteron are pretty close (which is to say, half again as fast as a P4 at the same clock frequency). The next generation of G5 (>2GHz) will have a noticable advantage–at least until AMD does something better, and then IBM will do something even better… and then AMD will do something better yet…
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Buko
Feb 18, 2004
It all boils down to whether or not you will put up with Windows.

I will not.

I will use a Mac even if it is slightly slower, just so I don’t have to use Windows.

So I guess the choice would have to be G5.
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Mike_Ornellas
Feb 19, 2004
hmm..

The 2.42 chip goes a LOT faster than some stupid windows rat food.
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Allen_Wicks
Feb 19, 2004
"…as fast as a P4 at the same clock frequency" is meaningless with different architectures, different pipelines.
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progress
Feb 19, 2004
i’d like to see a g5 stack up against a dual 3.2ghz 2mb cache xeon, i dont think many mac fans would be smiling …in maya they wipe the floor with macs..faster per ghz by about 15% with hyperthreading on…however, i would think that "when" the 2gb limit is lifted on PS on a mac, being able to work with 8gb of ram in PS would give the mac and advantage that the pc may not be able to match…+ you wouldnt have to use windows
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Wade_Zimmerman
Feb 19, 2004
I believe that the Daul Xeon can take 4 or 8 GB of RAM as well.

So there may not be that much of an advantage.
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Phosphor
Feb 19, 2004
I’m with Buko.

No Mac OS?

I’m not even gonna consider it.
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progress
Feb 19, 2004
I dont think thats down to the chip wade, more the motherboard…ours tops out at 4gb, but then i think the OS cant access more than 3 anyway.
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r_harvey
Feb 19, 2004
"…as fast as a P4 at the same clock frequency" is meaningless with different architectures, different pipelines.

It doesn’t matter as much what’s under the hood, as who gets to the checkered flag first.

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