- Jan 15, 2005
- 5,458 (1.15/day)
|System Name||Jimmy 2004's PC|
|Processor||S754 AMD Athlon64 3200+ @ 2640MHz|
|Cooling||AC Freezer 64 Pro + Zalman VF1000 + 5x120mm Antec TriCool Case Fans|
|Memory||1GB Kingston PC3200 (2x512MB)|
|Video Card(s)||Saphire 256MB X800 GTO @ 450MHz/560MHz (Core/Memory)|
|Storage||500GB Western Digital SATA II + 80GB Maxtor DiamondMax SATA|
|Display(s)||Digimate 17" TFT (1280x1024)|
|Audio Device(s)||Audigy 4 + Creative Inspire T7900 7.1 Speakers|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX520W|
|Software||Windows XP Home|
In the past, Macs were sometimes argued to be better for image editing than Windows-based PCs. To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure if this was true or a complete myth, but it looks like things may not be like that anymore with the introduction of Adobe’s Windows-only 64-bit version of Photoshop Creative Suite 4. Until now, Adobe has strived to ensure that both the Windows and Mac versions of Photoshop come with similar features. However, due to a choice by Apple not to make the Carbon technology that is used to develop Photoshop available as 64-bit, Adobe has decided it will not be providing a 64-bit version of CS4. Adobe’s product manager for Photoshop, John Nack, said:
Adobe’s preliminary testing suggests that the 64-bit version of Photoshop CS4 will offer a performance boost of 8-12%, with the benefits being much greater for memory-intensive tasks due to its ability to take advantage of more than 4GB of memory.
We're not going to ship 64-bit native for Mac with CS4. We respect Apple's need to balance their resources and make decisions right for that platform. But it does have an impact on developers.