During our dual-core processor tests we have already mentioned that Adobe Premiere non-linear video editing system and Adobe After Effects package for visual effects and computer graphics are well-optimized for multi-processor systems. Let’s take a look at the performance of our Dual Opteron 275 workstation in these applications:
If you deal with non-linear video editing and video effects application, then you should definitely consider getting a dual-processor system on dual-core Opteron CPUs. A workstation like that, featuring four computational cores, offers significantly better performance in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. With the second dual-core CPU in your system you will get about 71% performance increase in Adobe Premiere Pro and 14% in Adobe After Effects. Moreover, the Dual Opteron 275 workstation gets very far ahead of all platforms built around top-of-the-line desktop CPUs.
As we have just seen, Adobe took the optimization of their software applications for multi-processor platforms very seriously. I wonder if this is also true for Adobe Photoshop, which is one of the most popular graphics editing applications among professionals and amateurs. Let’s find out!
According to the obtained results, Photoshop also benefits a lot from additional computational resources: the system run noticeably faster, just like in video editing applications. Our platform with two dual-core processors proves about 20% faster than the same system with only one single dual-core CPU. As a result our Dual Opteron 275 platform gets far ahead of the fastest platforms using desktop processor solutions.