Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0
Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0 is a very popular graphics editor, which many people use for 2D graphics processing. Therefore we decided to pay special attention to the performance of our testing participants here. For the tests we used a slightly modified PSBench 7 benchmark with a 100MB image.
As an overall performance index we would like to offer you a geometric mean of the time it took our testing participants to complete a few widespread operations. This way we somehow level out the contribution of the platforms during various image processing tasks to the final performance index. The diagram below contains the results for each tested platform in seconds. Therefore, the lower is the value in the diagram the higher is the actual performance of the platform:
Here are some more detailed results for your reference. The table below shows how the tested systems coped with various Photoshop CS 8.0 filters. The time in the table is also given in seconds:
We have already mentioned multiple times in our articles that AMD Athlon 64 processors are very good at calculations. This test is just another proof to the point. All tested Athlon 64 CPUs are considerably faster than Pentium 4 processors. As for the performance of the new Intel platform, the use of DDR2 SDRAM with high memory latency does tell negatively here as well.