“Do you need a 12-core Mac Pro tower to run Pro Apps faster or will a 6-core do as well?” rob-ART morgan reports for Bare Feats. “Thanks to Other World Computing’s Turnkey Processor Tray Upgrade, we were able to compare them running at the same core frequency: 3.33GHz.”
“Some pro apps benefit from more CPU cores and some don’t. And when the render time is reduced, it’s not always by half even if you have twice as many CPU cores because certain pro apps use less than all available real and/or virtual cores for rendering,” morgan reports. “Sometimes the render time remains the same because the GPUs are doing all the work.”
“When you ask me for advice on how to speed up your Mac, I usually respond by saying, ‘It depends on what software you’re running,'” morgan reports. “One extra benefit of the 12-core processor tray is that it has two memory banks that accept up to four sticks of ECC RAM each — thereby doubling the amount of RAM compared to the 6-core. That can be very useful in RAM hungry apps like Photoshop.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Photoshop eats RAM for breakfast.