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.
Intel’s new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. Photoshop may not be a prime candidate for this platform, but since it is one of the most widely used applications in the creative community, we wanted to see how these new Intel processors perform compared to AMD’s Threadripper Pro line.
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 will that be enough for Intel to overtake AMD in Photoshop?
AMD’s new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. Photoshop may not be a prime candidate for this platform, but since it is one of the most widely used applications in the creative community, we wanted to see how Threadripper Pro compares to both the AMD Threadripper and Ryzen processors.
Apple has recently launched MacBook Air and Pro models using the new Apple M1 chip based on the Arm instruction set. While we do not usually examine performance for laptops, we wanted to see how these new chips compare to a desktop PC.
AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Series processors are here, touting major increases in performance. Until now, Intel has held a slight lead in applications like Photoshop that cannot take advantage of a high number of CPU cores, but AMD’s improvements in per-core performance in particular is very likely to allow AMD to take a solid lead over Intel.
Both AMD and Intel have recently released a number of minor updates to their CPUs with AMD launching the Ryzen 3600XT, 3800XT, and 3900XT while Intel has launched the Core i9 10850K. These new models are only slightly different than others that are already on the market, but do they provide any performance benefit?
When AMD released their Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs in 2019, they very slightly out-performed Intel’s 9th Gen processors. Intel’s new 10th Gen lineup should allow them to take back the Photoshop performance crown, but will it be by a noticeable amount, or just a few percent?
Apple’s new Mac Pro is a very slick and sturdy machine, but does its high price translate to better performance in Photoshop?
As AMD continues to release processors with more and more cores, we are getting to the point that there is are concerns that the normal version of Windows 10 Pro is not able to effectively utilize all these cores. To find out, we decided to test the 3990X and a number of other processors with Windows 10 Pro for Workstations as well as with SMT/HT disabled.