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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2013, 05:42:42 AM »
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Win7 x64
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5 SSD Drives (Photography -- Striped, OS, Programs, Temp Directories)
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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2013, 06:36:55 AM »
iMac
2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
16 GB  DDR3 RAM
OS X 10.8.4

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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2013, 06:49:10 AM »
Newest desktop:
Dual (2x) Octa-Core Xeon E5-2670 3.3GHz 20MB Cache w/ HT
Supermicro X9DA7
32GB ECC DDR3 Registered RAM
Dual Quadro 2000
4x 15Krpm 300GB U320 SCSI (JBOD - ops/VMWare Workstation)
8x 10Krpm 300GB U320 SCSI (Data in RAID 6)
4x 7200rpm 1TB SATA3 (data 2 in RAID5)
4x 15Krpm 146GB SAS6 (swap in RAID0)
512GB SATA3 SSD (cache)
Quad Intel 1000 NIC (bound for network transfer to NAS)
Foundry FastIron Backbone Switch
(2x) Dell U2410 in 10-bit color mode
i1 Pro Color
Wacom Intuos 4
Base OS: Windows 7 Enterprise x64
VMWare: Solaris
VMWare: MacOS 10.7
VMWare: Windows Server 2008

Runs pretty smooth...lightroom loves it.
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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2013, 07:11:39 AM »
homebuild:

ASUS Z9PE-D8WS
2x XEON E5-2680
32 GB ECC Ram
240 GB Samsung 840 SSD
4x 2TB Seagate HDD´s
Geforce 770 GTX (newest addition)

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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2013, 07:27:40 AM »
Self-assembled PC:

OS: Windows 7 - 64 bit
Processor - i7 (3770)
8GB DDR RAM
1TB SATA HDD x 2
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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2013, 08:04:21 AM »
Self-assembled PC:

OS: Windows 7 - 64 bit
Processor Core 2 Duo E6420 2.13 Ghz
Motherboard: Abit IB9
6GB DDR2 RAM
1TB + 2TB SATA HDD
HP LP2480ZX 10-bits calibrated on AdobeRGB
ATI FirePro V4800

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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2013, 08:07:54 AM »
Homebuilt:

Win 8 Pro x64
i7-3770K overclocked to 4.5Ghz
ASRock Z77 Pro4
GeForce GT520 1Gb - passive cooled
16Gb PNY 1333 RAM
SeaSonic SSR-360GP 80+ Gold
256Gb Samsung 830 SSD
128Gb Samsung 830 SSD scratch disk
2x2Tb Seagate 7200 rpm drives in a Storage Space mirror
Dell 3007 30" monitor

Large CPU heatsink and 120mm fans turned down to ~800 rpm...can't hear it running unless it really heats up.

LR5, PS6 is no problem for this setup...If I remember correctly this setup is 2-3x faster than my old Q6600 setup while using 1/3 of the power during exports.  The difference was staggering.
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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2013, 08:32:58 AM »
Dell xps, about a year old, 16GB memory, 256 GB SSD w 3TB HDD, high end graphics card, w 4GB of memory.   I work on (typically) 16-24 MP images with extensive layers.   A 16x20 print can top 2GB

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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2013, 08:44:25 AM »
I"m trying to figure out what I need to set up for the VM in VMWare I'm going to be running Photoshop CS6 Extended on.....the VM is Win7 64bit.

Why are you planning to run CS6 in a VM, instead of native? If you were running a Linux box, I could understand.  But I believe you run a Mac - CS6 runs great natively.

I run it on a mid-2010 17" MB Pro (Core i5, 8 GB RAM) and on a 2011 13" MB Air (Core i7, 4 GB RAM).  It runs fast on both machines (and it will run even faster on my 17" MBP once I replace the 500 GB HDD with a 960 GB SSD (which I've just ordered).
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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2013, 08:58:54 AM »
Homebuilt:

Win 7 Pro x64
i7-3770K overclocked to 4.7Ghz
ASRock Z77 Extreme6
GeForce GTX670 overclocked about 30%
16Gb 1866 RAM
256Gb Samsung 840 SSD
Mechanical drives for storage

Again, not surprisingly PS runs like a dream on this set up, maybe when I get a camera with more megapickles will I need to get a bit more ram but for now 16gb seems to do the trick

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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2013, 10:16:54 AM »
Cayenne,

What are you asking?

Do you really want the boys on this site to brag about how big their equipment is?

Or, do you want to know what you need to run Photoshop CS6?

If it is the latter, then, as others have already pointed out, just about any modern machine with do the trick. Buy extra memory and get a decent video card to run things faster. Make sure you have at least 1TB of storage and expect to need to offload some of the image files to other storage when that 1TB runs out, because it will happen. There was a time when Adobe programs really pushed the limits of machines, but there are so many other resource hogs these days that Photoshop isn't that big of a deal.

Here is what Adobe says are the minimum requirements for Photoshop CC: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/tech-specs.html
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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2013, 10:20:20 AM »
Custom built rig:

Win 7 64bit
i7-960 running at 4.16Ghz  x4/8HT
24 GB RAM
Samsung 830 256GB SSD
nVidia 460GTX

CS5 runs just fine no issues... LR4 run like a Dog...  I am out of ideas how to speed up LR4 apart from switching off the HT cores.
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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2013, 10:57:27 AM »
Homebuilt:

2x Intel Xeon 2.3GHz 8-Core 16 threads ES (fixed at 2.5GHz no Turbo)
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RAM 64GB
AMD HD7970
2x Sandisk Extreme SSD 240GB
2xcorsair GT 120GB for scratchdisk and caches
Windows 7 64-bit


few software take advantage of 32 threads
PS6, LR4, only use about 11 threads include PS6 video rendering,
except for PS6 surface blur and radial blur use 32 threads. Keith Simonian Radial Blur Speed Test
 
I can't find any other tool in PS6 take advantage of more than 11 threads, if you want me to check a tool or filter in PS6 I'll be glad to help out.

my only advice is anything more than a hexa-core Intel processor is useless for photo editing.

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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2013, 10:58:17 AM »
Win7 64bit
16gb RAM
i7 860
1tb hdd
3x 2tb external hdd as backup

No wishes, runs fine.

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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2013, 11:25:22 AM »
Windows Machine
Dell XPS 8300 (Adobe Premier Pro/Adobe After Effects/Gaming box)
Intel i7 3.3GHz chip
16GB 1333Mhz RAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video card
2TB 7200 HD
DVD-RW

Macintosh Machines
Mac Pro (Mid 2012)
3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
32GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM (Final Cut Pro 7/X, Motion 5, Adobe After Effects)
ATI Radeon 5870 1GB
3x 2TB 7200 for media
512 SSD for OS
4 3TB External FireWire 800 drives for storage
8GB Raid external for backup

17-inch MacBook Pro
2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
8GB 1066 RAM
Nvidia GeForce 9400 256MB
500GB 7200 HD

I have no trouble running Photoshop on either of my machines. I plan on upgrading my 17-inch to one of the new 15-inch MacBook Pros later in the year after the refresh of the line.
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