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Old 09-06-2005, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A system for Photoshop / Multitasking


I'm looking to build a new system who's primary use will be photoediting. I usually multitask quite a bit with itunes, 20 tabs in Opera, photoshop, & Picasa all open at the same time. I used to know quite a bit about systems but I'm a couple of years rusty so It'd be great if you guys could help me with couple of questions:

- Are processor speed and RAM the main factors which will affect the speed at which the computer runs?

- Do I have any need for anything more than a mid-range graphics card; will the cost of having a stunning one yield any big performance changes for me? (The system won't be used for many games)

- There's this huge amd v intel debate going on. Without whipping up a lot of fanboyism, which processor route do you think I should go down considering I want a stable system, fast at photoshop, which can multitask. Any mid range or high range processor suggestions?

- Minimum 2gb Ram right?

Thanks a lot, any help greatly appreciated.


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Old 09-06-2005, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go with an intel processor, as amd are used for gameing, intel work best for office apps

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Old 09-06-2005, 12:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Juice Daddy
Go with an intel processor, as amd are used for gameing, intel work best for office apps
Actually for multitasking now, I would recomend AMD because of their spiffy dual core processors. AMD however have a slight photoshop disadvantage in single core, but the AMD dual core's are still a great buy.

This is the only benchmark I could really find, but I spent all of 2 minutes looking.
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