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#1 stevealmighty

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:48 AM

What programs can use the quad core technology? Mainly, Photoshop (versions CS2 and 3) and Corel Draw (any versions). Adobe premier pro v1.5, AVID, Velocity would be good to know too. I've been on the Adobe forums, but have got mixed answers, nothing solid. I do know that there is a new version of Phase One (version 4) that'll utilize quade core, so I plan on getting that. But there was a guy at work who wanted to order dual quad core computers, but I don't see the point in wasting the money if the programs we use won't support a single quad core cpu.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:05 AM

I believe most of the processing intensive filters and such in CS3 makes use of quad-cores. Dual quad-core sound a little over the top unless your doing video encoding, rendering or similar processor intensive work.
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 12:10 PM

About the only programs ( I am at a loss for exact names ) that would utilize dual quad core CPU's would be 3d rendering, and the above mentioned

Edit: you could do some Serious F@H with that too

Edited by Sneakycyber, 08 September 2007 - 12:13 PM.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 07:04 AM

This is a case of the hardware outpacing the software - and it's been happening since computers were invented. I researched dual and quad CPU systems back around 2000 and found that the software support just wasn't there - so I stayed away from it then.

Now that dual cores have proliferated, the software has started to catch up. The same will happen with quad core (and multiple quad cores) IMO - once they become mainstream it'll be profitable for software writers to design software to support it. Until then, only the bleeding edge of software technology will even begin to attempt to support that many cores - so you're at the developer's mercy (they just can't sell enough to make it profitable - but there is a tradeoff for research to develop stuff for emerging technologies).

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