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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2013, 12:21:47 PM »
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.

How are you running LR4 regarding your libraries? I find that I create a Library for each event or job that I do keeps it pretty speedy. When I first started using LR4 I used to keep everything in one library and keyword like crazy but that started to bog the system down. I took some advice from Scott Kelby and started breaking down my Library by event and it sped things up for me.

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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2013, 12:21:47 PM »

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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2013, 12:27:17 PM »
 - Gigabyte Mobo.
- C2D E6600 Dual Core Oc'ed to 3.16ghz. Big zalman Heatsink.  ;D
 - 4x 7200 RPM 500GB drives in RAID 0+1.
 - Nvidia GTX 660 Ti - Was previous 8800 GTS but died recently.
 - Two Dell 24" IPS Ultrasharps
 - 8 GB of DDR2 800.
 - Win 7 Pro
 
My base machine was built by me in late 2006 and Continues to kick butt. Only the Graphics card died a few months back but It's been a rock since I built it. It edits my 5D3 files quickly and I haven't been able to slow it down. (then again I don't do video) My machine is probably the most under-spec'ed machine here but I only use ID, CS3, and LR4.

When it dies, I'll build a new one, which can be a long time. Speaking of which, Who here uses their machines until they die?
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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2013, 12:53:03 PM »
I put my current rig together several months ago, should serve me for quite a while to come:
Windows Home Premium
Core i5 3.1Ghz
16GB RAM
ATI Radeon 5750 w/1GB RAM Graphics
2 x 64GB solid state drives in RAID 0+1 (for apps/OS only)
3 x 500GB 7200 RPM SATA drives in RAID 5 configuration (data)
1 x 1TB external USB HDD (backing up RAID 5 data)
LG IPS225T IPS Flat Panel + spare 2nd panel for when I don't care about correct color
1 x Cyberpower CP1000AVRLCD UPS (frequent power blips where I am, saving me the trouble of screaming if I spent ages working on something only to have the power cut out for just long enough to kill my PC).

I run Photoshop CS6, Nik, OnOne, and Lightroom 4 with no issues.

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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2013, 12:59:04 PM »
Win 8, ASUS P9X79 Pro motherboard
i7 3930 6 core processor overclocked to 4.3ghz, w/water cooler,
32gig ram
NEC Pa271W 27" calibrated display
GTX570 graphics board
120G SSD, 6 TB internal storage.

Runs great for photoshop. For lightroom I can never have enough speed!
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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2013, 01:10:15 PM »
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.

What is the hardware you run (either mac or windows) that you run PS with and it is smooth for you?

Thank you,

cayenne

Disk drive read/write speed and memory are going to have a huge impact on VM performance. VM will still be slower than running a dedicated box though:

Disk drive speed (RAID 0+1, preferably with quick solid state drives, is preferable - don't have to be huge to be fast)

Memory - make sure you're using dual channel capabilities by matching sticks, 4~8GB is probably a good place to start if you're running windows as the VM OS, then Photoshop on top of that, then the pictures you're editing, then adjustments/history/etc., plugins, and so forth.

Don't know your tech level, but a more advanced option would be running Linux in the VM (or on a standalone box), and using WINE (or similar emulation) to run Photoshop. The lighter weight versions of Linux will need far less hardware resources, leaving more for what you actually want to do: run Photoshop. There are tutorials out there on how to run CS6 using WINE.

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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2013, 01:23:56 PM »
Custom built PC

Asus P9x79 pro motherboard
Intel 3930k processor
Gskill 64GB DDR3 1600 RAM
nvidia 680 4GB video card
Samsung 840 pro 256.GB SSD
Samsung 840 pro 512GB SSD (scratch drive)
2X WD 4TB black HDD
2X WD 3TB red in NAS drive
Windows 8 pro
NEC PA241W and Dell 2713 monitor.

Photoshop works smooth most of the time. If i have too many images open at the same time, it slows down a bit.
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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2013, 02:57:08 PM »
I7-920
12 gb ram
256 gb samsung 840
2x samsung f1 1tb
Ati 6450 graphics card
Dell 2713 display
5D3, 16-35LII, 24-70 2.8LII, 24-105L, 85LII, 70-200 2.8LII, 100L, 135L, 100-400L, 50 1.4, 40 2.8, Sigma 180 3.5 EX, 1.4x TC III, 600EX, 550EX

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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 #37 on: June 13, 2013, 06:10:07 PM »
Custom home built PC

ASUS Maximus V Gene
i5 3570K 3.5 GHz
G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB DDR3 RAM
256 GB Samsung 830 SSD
EVGA GeForce FTX 550 Ti 2GB video card
Seasonic X650 Gold PS

2TB WD Black HDD
2TB WD Green HDD

Looking at IPS monitors at the moment (Dell/ASUS)
5DMKII, T3i, 24-105L, 100 2.8L Macro, 70-300 4-5.6L

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Re: What are the Hardware Specs for the machine you run Photoshop on?
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2013, 06:10:07 PM »