Mac Pro :: One Processor Or Two For Photoshop?

Feb 24, 2010

I currently use a G5 PowerPC 2.5 Quad with 8Gb RAM. With the ever increasing size of digital images (my camera now takes 24Mp images), I find the initial browsing of my images increasingly slow. Also, non-Intel processors are becoming less supported by the latest software and I figured it's time to invest in a new setup. Just today, I sent back my iMac i7 (as a result of the well publicised screen issues) that was potentially to replace my G5. I have taken the decision to invest in a new Mac Pro and utilise my existing 30" cinema screen. The likelihood is that I will wait to see what the 2010 Pro shapes up like, but in preparation, can someone please tell me what is better for photoshop (I will be upgrading to CS5 once released), one big or two smaller processors?? For example, looking at the current offerings, which would give faster/better performance, a 2.93 quad core, or 2 x 2.26 quad cores, each with 8Gb RAM?

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Mac Pro :: Processor For Graphic Design / Photoshop?

May 3, 2010

I'm a graphic designer looking to upgrade my single processor G5 (which is close to unusable at this point) to a Quad-Core Mac Pro. I will be buying the new CS5 software to run on it, so it will need to handle complex photo editing/large files in photoshop, etc. From what I've read thus far on these forums, it sounds like CS5 can't utilize the 8-core anyway, so I've decided on the Quad-core. But my question is, should I go with the 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, or 3.33GHz processor? Obviously higher is better, but will I notice much of a difference between these options?

Or should adding more RAM be the priority? I'm thinking I would upgrade to 8GB regardless, and probably more eventually. What do you all think? Cost is somewhat of an issue, but I don't mind spending more now if it means the computer will last me 7+ years. I've been waiting for the 2010 models, but who knows when that will be... and now that CS5 is out I'm getting impatient! (But then again, waiting could be the smart option, I suppose...)

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Dec 29, 2009

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Is it a mobile processor or a desktop processor?

What is the difference between this one and this one?

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Apr 9, 2008

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Jun 9, 2009

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Jan 15, 2009

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Mar 22, 2009

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Apr 14, 2009

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Aug 12, 2010

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Jun 9, 2012

I have a 2009 2.26 8core Mac pro and want to upgrade to a 2.66 but have two questions.1. What does SR2 stand for on an X5550 description, 2. Can I use 1333 memory instead of 1066

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Mac Pro :: Processor Upgrade (E 0 Steppings)

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I have an early '08 Mac Pro that came with one E5462 2.8GHz Xeon processor. I would like to upgrade the processors as much as possible. As far as I can tell from my own research as well as the information on other threads in the forum, the best processors I can put in the machine are the Xeon X5482 3.2GHz chips. I found a pair of them on eBay, but the seller says the steppings are "E 0 steppings". The seller describes the chips as "Intel Xeon Quad Core X5482 E S"... which sounds like they were Engineering Samples... I'm okay with that, but what about the "E 0" steppings? Will they work in the Mac Pro?

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Nov 6, 2010

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Nov 12, 2010

I have a process on my iMac (core i7 quad, 16 GB Ram) thats called KRB5KDC. It uses 100 % of my processor, and 2,8GB Ram, All the time - Even just after i booted up. This makes the computer pretty useless as you can imagine.

After googling and mRoogling around i found out that the process belongs to Kerberos - some sort of network authentication protocol - i dont know anything about that, but it shouldnt use 100 % processor power.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, since applecare couldnt do anything but offer a hardware repair - strange solution for a software problem...

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477 activitymonitordroot0,511,3 MBIntel (64 bit)
321 AirPort-baseagentAsk0,046,0 MBIntel (64 bit)
474 Aktivitetsoverv´┐ŻgningAsk2,5225,9 MBIntel (64 bit)
381 AppleSpell.serviceAsk0,037,5 MBIntel (64 bit)
54 autofsdroot0,021,1 MBIntel (64 bit)
16 bluedroot0,036,2 MBIntel (64 bit)
14 configdroot0,064,0 MBIntel (64 bit)
147 coreaudiod_coreaudiod0,033,6 MBIntel (64 bit)
82 coreservicesdroot0,0519,5 MBIntel (64 bit)
476 cvmsComp_x86_64Ask0,016,0 MBIntel (64 bit)
137 cvmsServroot0,02936 KBIntel (64 bit)
332 DashboardClientAsk1,8523,0 MBIntel (64 bit)
331 DashboardClientAsk0,0513,6 MBIntel

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Dec 12, 2010

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3) if this is not normal behavior what could cause this ?

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Jul 30, 2010

I see a great deal of debate between the quad i5 and i7 but nothing between the two i5's. I'm not super techy so I really can't tell what the benefits or disadvantages there are between the two. In fact, I didn't even notice that there are two different ones until I was poking around on apples site.


3.6 i5 with 4mb lvl 3 cache and HT and TB


2.8 quad core i5 with 8mb of lvl 3 cache with TB but NO HT

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Aug 9, 2010

I am thinking of buying a mac mini with these specs

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4 USB Ports
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Apr 1, 2012

I was reading through some of these discussions a while ago and came across a command that will cause the processor to become extremely active and use up the full 100% of its power.

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