Windows 11 has officially been out for 8 months, and most applications now have official support for the new operating system. When it initially launched, we saw measurable performance issues with Windows 11 in content creation applications, but have those gone away now that the OS has had time to mature?
AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series Content Creation Review
AMD’s new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series of CPUs are here, providing greater performance over the previous generation while maintaining the large memory capacity and high PCIe lane count that Threadripper Pro is known for. But just how much faster are these new processors in content creation applications, and how do they fare against their main competition: the Intel Xeon W-3300 series?
Adobe Lightroom Classic: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series vs Intel Xeon W-3300
AMD’s new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs have arrived, promising faster performance with the same high core count and platform features found in the previous generation. Workstation-class CPUs like Threadripper Pro may not be common for applications like Lightroom Classic, but there are some workflows that are able to take advantage of the raw horsepower of these processors. But, just how must faster are these new CPUs compared to their main competition: the Intel Xeon W-3300 series?
AMD Ryzen 5800X3D vs 5800X for Content Creation
AMD has recently released the Ryzen 5800X3D, which is their first desktop processor using 3D-stacked L3 cache. This CPU has been very clearly marketed towards the gaming industry – and not content creation – but we wanted to see how well it holds up in content creation applications like Photoshop and Premiere Pro.
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC 12 Extreme – Content Creation Review
Intel’s “Dragon Canyon” NUC 12 Extreme is a highly compact PC that is still capable of hosting high-end hardware like an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, 64GB of RAM, and multiple M.2 NVMe storage drives. However, the form factor does meant that the performance will not be as good as a standard desktop workstation. The question is, how much performance should you expect to lose by going with the ultra-compact Dragon Canyon NUC?
Adobe Lightroom Classic: Intel Core i9 12900KS Performance
Intel is expanding their “Core” series lineup with the new top-end Core i9 12900KS. Compared to the 12900K, this new CPU has a slightly higher base and boost frequency, but in exchange requires a bit more power. Will this make a difference in Lightroom Classic, or should you save yourself a bit of money and get a less expensive CPU?
Adobe Lightroom Classic: 12th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series
Intel has launched their new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named “Alder Lake”) featuring support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0, as well as a completely new hybrid architecture using a mix of Performance and Efficient-cores. AMD has held the performance crown in Lightroom Classic for a number of years, but is this enough to put Intel back on top?
Should you upgrade to Windows 11 for Photography?
Windows 11 is finally here, and while many popular photo editing applications like Photoshop and Lightroom Classic technically have official support, many come with a note that there may still be performance issues. We want to test to see if performance in these applications is better on Windows 11 vs Windows 10, or if you should hold off on upgrading.
Adobe Lightroom Classic: 11th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series
Earlier this month, Intel announced the initial launch of their new 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named “Rocket Lake”). These new processors are marketed as having substantially better per-core performance compared to their previous 10th Gen Core models, but AMD currently has a large lead in applications like Lightroom Classic. Will these new CPUs be enough for Intel to overtake AMD in Lightroom Classic?
Best Workstation PC for Adobe Lightroom Classic (Winter 2020)
Lightroom Classic may not be the most intensive application for many workflows, but for those that spend a significant amount of time in it, a properly configured workstation can make a big impact on productivity. In this post, we will go over a few of our recommendations for the best PC for Adobe Lightroom Classic for a range of budgets.