Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Apr 2008 19:50 UTC, submitted by tupp
Graphics, User Interfaces From John Nack's blog: "In the interest of giving customers guidance as early as possible, we have some news to share on this point: in addition to offering 32-bit-native versions for Mac OS X and 32-bit Windows, just as we do today, we plan to ship the next version of Photoshop as 64-bit-native for Windows 64-bit OSes only."
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RE[2]: Speed
by google_ninja on Sat 5th Apr 2008 16:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Speed"
google_ninja
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2006-02-05

I completely disagree. The effects are negligable for something like word processing. If you are doing anything even remotely professional with CS, you are going to feel the difference for anything involving encoding or other extremely CPU intensive tasks, let alone the difference the extra ram makes.

CG animation and frequent compiling, and gaming are the only areas I can think of where it would make as much of a difference.

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RE[3]: Speed
by evangs on Sat 5th Apr 2008 17:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Speed"
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

I completely disagree. The effects are negligable for something like word processing.


The actual numbers disagree with your statement. See http://www.osnews.com/story/19566/Performance:_Vista_32-bit_vs._Vis...

Ignoring the Lightwave anomaly, going to 64 bit gets you an average of 5% performance increase in 3d modelling applications, about 10 - 20% increase in encoding performance, and +/-5% performance in games.

There are times when 64 bit processing will help (particularly with 64 bit integer heavy code), but for most applications the gains will be marginal to nonexistent.

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RE[4]: Speed
by google_ninja on Sun 6th Apr 2008 03:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Speed"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

I don't think Vista 64 bit is a good benchmark for something like this, Microsofts 64-bit story has been shakey since it started.


There are times when 64 bit processing will help (particularly with 64 bit integer heavy code), but for most applications the gains will be marginal to nonexistent.


I agree 100%. Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Premiere are a few of the application types that will greatly benefit from 64-bit. That is the point I was trying to make.

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