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Choice Cpu('s) For A High-end Graphic Workstation

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#1 Leapback


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Posted 19 May 2007 - 10:11 AM

I am busy to configure the components for a new high-end graphic werkstation. The main application will be Adobe PhotoShop CS2, and a little Frontpage and Flash for webdesign. For the most choices I have already made a decision. Such as the graphic adapter and the HD-configuration. I am going to use a version of Microsoft's Windows XP x64-bits. In my opininion, for what is worth Vista gives to much incompatiblesproblems.
But not for the motherboard, i.c. the CPU. I am sure about the brand, Intel. But not for the type, I reduce the question to two types:
1. An Intel D975XBX2 with one Core 2 Extreme QX6800, with 8 Gb RAM or,
2. An Intel S5000XVNSATA with two Xeon 5355, with the possiblity to go up to 16 Gb RAM.

Have anyone an answer to the question if PhotoShop CS2 can use two CPU's?
What choice will result in the fastested system?

With greetings,
Martin, the Netherlands

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 11:58 AM

I'd suspect that both systems will be fast enough to satisfy you - as for the benchmarking of them, I'd suggest checking http://www.tomshardware.com to see if they've done any testing of this combo. My personal opinion is that the Workstation board is most suitable for a workstation - whereas the 975x won't be optimized for workstation tasks.

This link implies that Photoshop CS2 can utilize multiple processors: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase...x.cfm?id=332271
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Posted 19 May 2007 - 05:41 PM

More processor cores, More ram, more system cache makes CS2 happy :thumbsup:

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Edited by Sneakycyber, 19 May 2007 - 05:42 PM.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 06:45 PM

Combination Number two, that is the way to go, I would add the raid 5 option and use all 6 sata ports for hard drives. Start with at least 4 gig of ram. Look at this HDD link:

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