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Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0 is a very popular graphics editor, which is very widely used for 2D graphics editing. That is why we decided to pay special attention to the performance of our processors in this test. For our needs we used a slightly modified PSBench 7 with a 100MB image to be processed. The diagram below contains all results in seconds that is why the lower value denotes higher performance.

Here are more detailed results for your reference, which show the performance of our CPUs with different Photoshop CS 8.0 filters. The table also contains times in seconds:

 

Athlon 64 3400+

Athlon 64 FX-51

Athlon 64 FX-53

Pentium 4 3.4

Pentium 4 3.4E

Pentium 4 XE 3.4

Rotate 90

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.1

0.2

Rotate 9

3.8

3.7

3.4

3.8

3

3.8

Rotate .9

3.5

3.4

3.2

3.6

2.9

3.6

Gaussian Blur 1

1.1

1.1

1

1.3

1

1.2

Gaussian Blur 3.7

3.5

3.5

3.3

2.7

2.3

2.7

Gaussian Blur 85

3.9

3.8

3.6

2.9

3.2

2.8

Unsharp 50/1/0

1.9

1.8

1.7

2

1.5

2

Unsharp 50/3.7/0

4.4

4.3

4

4

2.8

4

Unsharp 50/10/5

4.4

4.3

4

3.2

2.9

3.2

Despeckle

5.3

5.3

4.8

3.1

3.5

3

RGB-CMYK

11.1

11

10.1

6.9

7

6.9

Reduce Size 60%

1

1

0.9

0.7

0.7

0.7

Lens Flare

7.9

7.8

7.3

6.1

6.2

6.1

Color Halftone

10.8

10.8

9.8

14.6

13.5

13.8

NTSC Colors

3.1

3.1

2.8

3.2

3.4

3.1

Accented Edges

20.4

20.5

19.1

22.2

27.9

21.6

Pointillize

41

40.6

37.5

32.8

35

32.1

Water Color

43.5

43.4

40

43

57.6

42.9

Polar Coordinates

14.4

14.4

13.3

10.7

11.4

10.4

Radial Blur

71

72.7

68.7

59.8

48.7

60.9

Lighting Effects

4

4

3.7

3.5

3.4

3.5

Software Development

Besides the traditional set of benchmarks we decided to include one more test, which we have successfully introduced to you in our previous CPU review. Namely, we checked how fast our testing participants would compile the projects in Visual C++ .NET, which is a very popular software development interface. For our measurements we used the source code of the Emule client with the added source code for a few libraries necessary at the compilation stage: crypto51, CxImage, zlibstat. We measured the time in two compilation modes: “Debug” – the version with the debugging info included into the final code, and “Release” – creation of the final product with optimised processing speed and code size. Both diagrams below show the results in seconds, so the smaller value stands for better result.

If you are a software developer or a scientist I would strongly recommend considering new AMD processors as one of the best choices for your needs.

 
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