“I’ve run some benchmarks on Apple’s new MacBook Pro running an application that hasn’t been optimized for the Intel chip yet – Adobe’s notoriously resource intensive Photoshop CS. For the test I ran two Photoshop actions on my PowerBook G4 1.5GHz and on my MacBook Pro 2.0GHz. Both are similarly configured with 2GB of RAM and 120GB (5400RPM) hard drives,” Jason D. O’Grady blogs for ZDNet.
O’Grady describes “a pretty big performance hit in Photoshop CS2 with the MacBook Pro when compared to the Aluminum PowerBook G4 due to the Rosetta emulation” required by the MacBook Pro.
In his tests, “MacBook Photoshop performance falls somewhere between the TiBook 1GHz and PowerBook G4 1.5GHz,” O’Grady reports.
Full article here.
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