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Puget Systems Adobe Photoshop CC Benchmark

Written on October 24, 2018 by Matt Bach
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At Puget Systems, one of our primary goals is to make sure that our customers end up with a fast, reliable workstation that is perfectly tailored to their unique workflow. The main way we do this is by benchmarking a wide range of hardware in Photoshop that we then publish in our ongoing series of Photoshop hardware articles.

However, while this ensures we are selling the right hardware, it does not give our customers a great idea of how much faster a new workstation would be compared to their existing system. To address this issue, we are - for the first time - making our internal benchmark available for public download so that anyone can compare their own computer to the latest hardware currently available. Even better, this benchmark is compatible with both Windows and Mac-based systems!

Download
Puget Systems Photoshop CC 2019 Benchmark
(BETA ver 18.10)

Scores are NOT interchangeable between version 18.10 and older versions of our Photoshop benchmark. If you wish to run the 18.4 version, you can download it here.

How to run the benchmark

After downloading the benchmark, unzip it to a convenient location - we recommend placing it on the same drive that you store active projects as opening and saving files is a part of the benchmark.

Before running the benchmark, we highly recommend resetting Photoshop to it's default settings as changes in color space, bit depth, etc. can drastically alter the final results. Information on how to reset the preferences (and how to back up your current settings) can be found in the Photoshop User Guide - Workspace - Preferences.

If you are on a PC using Windows, run either the Windows_Basic.exe or Windows_Extended.exe to launch the benchmark. For MacOS, run either MacOS_Basic.app or MacOS_Extended.app files. If you have Photoshop installed in a non-default location or otherwise have issues with the benchmark, launch Photoshop manually then go to "File -> Scripts -> Browse". Navigate to the location of the benchmark folder and select either the "PugetBenchmark_Basic.jsxbin" or "PugetBenchmark_Extended.jsxbin" script.

Each individual task is run a total of three times with the fastest result being used to tally the final score. A full run should take approximately 20-45 minutes but will vary based on the performance of your system. When the benchmark is complete, it will give you an "Overall Score" as well as individual scores for the different types of tests. A log file is generated in the benchmark folder that includes these scores as well as the time in seconds it took to complete each individual task.

Compatibility

This benchmark is designed for Photoshop 2019 and should run on virtually any OpenCL-enabled Windows or Mac-based system that has Photoshop CC 2019 installed. However, due to the size of the test projects it is ideal to have more than 24GB of system RAM for the normal (8 Bits/Channel) benchmark and 32GB for the extended (16 Bits/Channel) version. The benchmark should be able to complete with smaller amounts of RAM, but the Extended test in particular is likely to receive a lower than normal score.

If you have a GPU with less than 4GB of VRAM, we recommend only running the normal benchmark as the extended version is likely to give out of memory errors when running some of the benchmark tasks.

Note that this benchmark currently requires the language used in Photoshop to be English.

Benchmark modes & tested tasks

Our benchmark is available in two modes: Basic and Extended. For the Basic mode, Photoshop is run in 8 Bits/channel mode for the General and Filter tasks. For the Extended mode, the General and Filter tasks are repeated only with Photoshop in 16 Bits/Channel mode

Each individual task is run a total of three times with the fastest result being used to tally the final score. A full run should take approximately 20-45 minutes but will vary based on the performance of your system. When the benchmark is complete, it will give you an "Overall Score" as well as individual scores for the different types of tests. A log file is generated in the benchmark folder that includes these scores as well as the time in seconds it took to complete each individual task.

It would be nearly impossible to test everything in Photoshop, but our benchmark is designed to test a broad range of tasks in order to give an accurate overall picture of how a system performs in Photoshop. We test how long it takes to complete general tasks, apply filters, and generate a panorama (photomerge). The tested actions are:

General

  • Open 18MP .CR2 RAW Image
  • Resize to 500MB
  • Rotate
  • Magic Wand Select
  • Mask Refinement
  • Paint Bucket
  • Gradient
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Save .PSD File
  • Open .PSD File

Filter

  • Camera Raw Filter
  • Lens Correction
  • Reduce Noise
  • Smart Sharpen
  • Field Blur
  • Tilt-Shift Blur
  • Iris Blur
  • Adaptive Wide Angle
  • Liquify

Photomerge

  • Photomerge 6x 22MP .CR2 RAW Images
  • Photomerge 6x 45MP .NEF RAW Images

How does the scoring work?

The scoring system used in our benchmark is based on the performance relative to a reference system with the following specifications:

  • Intel Core i9 9900K 8 Core
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB
  • 64GB of RAM
  • Samsung 960 Pro 1TB
  • Windows 10
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 (ver. 20.0.0)
  • Overall Score: 1000
  • General Score: 100
  • Filter Score: 100
  • Photomerge Score: 100
  • GPU Score: 100

The time to complete each individual task is compared to the reference result with the average for each type of test (general, filter, and photomerge) being used as the score for that test. The Overall Score is based on a weighted average of the four tests:

  • General - 40% (50/50 split between 8-bit and 16-bit if run in Extended mode)
  • Filter - 40% (50/50 split between 8-bit and 16-bit if run in Extended mode)
  • Photomerge - 20%

There is also a dedicated GPU Score that is the average of the results for the Rotate, Smart Sharpen, Field Blur, Tilt-Shift Blur, and Iris Blur which are the five tasks that make the most use of the video card.

Scores are not directly comparable to the scores from previous versions of this benchmark.

Commercial use & pricing

Our Photoshop benchmark is provided completely free of charge for anyone to download and use. We only ask that you do not directly re-distribute the benchmark and if using it for public benchmarking that you credit Puget Systems for the benchmark process. If in doubt, just toss in a link to this page!

Update Log

Version 18.10.0

  • Updated to support Photoshop CC 2019
  • Added Extended mode which adds testing in 16 Bits/Channel mode
  • Added Applescript applications to make running on MacOS easier

Version 18.4.0

  • First release
Tags: Photoshop, Benchmark, Public
nightryder21

Will you be adding the the Ryzen 2700 and 2700X to your benchmarks?

Posted on 2018-04-19 14:46:34

Don't know if you saw it, but our latest article looking at the new Intel 9th Gen CPUs included the Ryzen 7 2700X as well: https://www.pugetsystems.co...

Posted on 2018-10-19 16:15:26
Ondrej

Thank you for this tool for easy comparison.
My PC (2013)
i5 4670 (non K)
Intel VGA (HD4600)
16GB RAM
250GB + 2TB SATA SSD
https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2018-04-20 08:44:42
Jakub Badełek

Can't wait to test my machine, it's very similar to your specs ;) it's cool to run such benchmark on older computers to see what actual gain one may get by updating your machine.

Posted on 2018-10-31 08:15:18
Ondrej

This was the older version of this test, but i make it again with newer PS.
I buy a new PC and will check the difference.

My new config will be:
i7 9700K
32GB RAM
500GB M.2 SSD + 2TB SATA SSD
On-board VGA (i dont play games or edit video)

Posted on 2018-10-31 10:34:21
ce

Photoshop CC 2018 Overall Score Ver. 19.0.0 740.8 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 General Score Ver. 19.0.0 75.6 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 Filter Score Ver. 19.0.0 67.9 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge Score Ver. 19.0.0 83.4 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 RAW File Open Best Time 1.83 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Resize to 500MB Best Time 8.9 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Rotate Best Time 1.1 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Magic Wand Select Best Time 18.95 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Mask Refinement Best Time 5.63 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Paint Bucket Best Time 3 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Gradient Best Time 2.72 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Content Aware Fill Best Time 6.01 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 PSD File Save Best Time 3.6 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 PSD File Open Best Time 3.06 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Camera Raw Filter Best Time 6.28 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Lens Correction Best Time 19.61 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Reduce Noise Best Time 23.89 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Smart Sharpen Best Time 101.76 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Field Blur Best Time 27.32 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Tilt-Shift Blur Best Time 18.6 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Iris Blur Best Time 25.48 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Adaptive Wide Angle Best Time 23.13 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Liquify Best Time 9.95 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge 22MP Images Best Time 96.96 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge 45MP Images Best Time 125.2 Seconds

ryzen 1700 @3.8 , 32GB@2400 , gtx960 , pm961

Posted on 2018-04-20 08:53:54

Oh, great!
Here, but I ran it in real situation : Chrome opened with lots of tabs, playing music, chatting... Not really a proper benchmark breaking situation:
i7 6700K @ 4.6 GHz
32 GB RAM
Samsung 850 EVO 256 GB for system and apps, 950 PRO 256 GB for cache/libraries/WiP stuffs
GeForce GTX950 2GB
https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2018-04-20 08:56:17
darkarn

Photoshop CC 2018
Overall Score
Ver. 19.1.2
679.6
Score

Photoshop CC 2018
General Score
Ver. 19.1.2
66.3
Score

Photoshop CC 2018
Filter Score
Ver. 19.1.2
68.8
Score

Photoshop CC 2018
Photomerge Score
Ver. 19.1.2
69.6
Score

Photoshop CC 2018
GPU Score
Ver. 19.1.2
61.5
Score

Photoshop CC 2018
RAW File Open
Best Time
3.12
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Resize to 500MB
Best Time
2.32
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Rotate
Best Time
2.19
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Magic Wand Select
Best Time
17.91
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Mask Refinement
Best Time
5
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Paint Bucket
Best Time
3
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Gradient
Best Time
0.56
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Content Aware Fill
Best Time
15.03
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
PSD File Save
Best Time
4.6
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
PSD File Open
Best Time
3.04
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Camera Raw Filter
Best Time
8.01
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Lens Correction
Best Time
18.02
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Reduce Noise
Best Time
27.88
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Smart Sharpen
Best Time
40.03
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Field Blur
Best Time
22.36
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Tilt-Shift Blur
Best Time
21.41
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Iris Blur
Best Time
24.02
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Adaptive Wide Angle
Best Time
20.65
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Liquify
Best Time
11.84
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Photomerge 22MP Images
Best Time
114.08
Seconds

Photoshop CC 2018
Photomerge 45MP Images
Best Time
153.02
Seconds

i7-4770K (OC'ed to 4.5GHz)
GTX 680 (2GB)
32GB RAM
256GB SSD

Posted on 2018-04-20 10:24:54
darkarn

Sorry it is an i7-3770K (OC'ed to 4.5GHz)

Posted on 2018-04-20 16:52:51
Fábio Villela

Ryzen 5 1600, 64GB RAM 2666, GTX 1060 3GB, SSD 960 EVO

https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2018-04-20 12:40:36
Fábio Villela

Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.9 Ghz, 64GB RAM 2666 Ghz, GTX 1060 3GB, SSD 960 EVO

strangely, with the system overclocked to 3.9 Ghz, the result was inferior to the analyze in default.

https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2018-04-20 13:01:27
Fábio Villela

Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.9 Ghz, 64GB RAM 2666 Ghz, GTX 1060 3GB, SSD 960 EVO

New Test

https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2018-04-20 13:56:45
Luca Pupulin

Really useful benchmark !
Having a benchmark for Maya too, would be great...😃

Posted on 2018-04-23 18:41:32
Lamar Francois

Am I right in thinking that your reference system has an overall score of 1000? Would be good to see your best scores in the same log format.

Posted on 2018-04-24 19:43:20

Yep, that is correct. I would like to get up a number of "example scores" at some point, but for the moment I at least added the scores for the reference system in the "How does the scoring work?" section.

Posted on 2018-04-24 19:59:15
El Perro

Hi. I´m trying it right now and the script stops to say the command select is not currently. Any idea why? Does it affect the benchmark?

Also It has stopped and aborted when saving because the file exceed 2gb and can not save as psd.

So frustrating as it seems I´m the only one with issues

Posted on 2018-05-10 12:51:10

This benchmark is very much a beta at the moment, so it isn't surprising that there are a few issues. Do you have any plugins installed, have PS or the OS set to non-English, or anything else non-default?

Posted on 2018-05-10 15:01:31
El Perro

Yeah. OS and PS are Spanish.
I´m afraid the background layer is the problem which is in spanish is named different. Not sure how but perhaps I can edit the script and look for the lines where appear background and replace for the spanish word

Posted on 2018-05-10 16:37:02

Yea, that would do it. Not sure what the best solution might be since we are primarily utilizing the Action functionality built into Photoshop. There is an action file in there that you could open, find anything that might be broken, fix them, then save and replace the original action script if you wanted to try that. Just a warning on that though, I'm pretty sure there is a bunch of unused actions left in there that I ended up not using for one reason or another. So not everything needs to be changed.

Long-term, I'm not sure what the solution to this would be. It looks like to change the language in PS requires you to change a setting in Creative Cloud, then reinstall Photoshop. https://helpx.adobe.com/cre... . Not ideal, but doing that twice (once to switch to English, a second time to switch to Spanish) might be less work than trying to update the action script.

Thanks for reporting this issue. I'll add a bit of a warning to this page to mention language.

Posted on 2018-05-10 16:49:37
El Perro

Changing the lenguage fixed it! Thanks

I´m not getting all the scores like other people. At the end it only show Overall, General, Filter, Photomerge and Gpu scores.

I´m doing more test as it gives me quite dissapointing results for a 8700k... I´ll post later

Posted on 2018-05-10 18:51:18

The rest of the results are the raw time it took to finish each individual task in seconds. The scores are calculated based on those times, but if you want to see those as well you just need to open the log file that was written in the benchmark folder.

Posted on 2018-05-10 18:55:09
El Perro

Really pissed of. Look at these scores with a supposedly juicy machine. A 8700k OC @5.0 64gb gtx1070
Many scores are suboptimal comparing with my other 3970x 64gb 1050ti machine and other people scores but look at psd open/save and adaptive wide angle... WTF is going on here?

Not having the the OS ssd could have that impact?
Meltdown/spectre patches can have any relation?
Win10 vs win7?

What do you think guys?

https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2018-05-10 22:47:41

Something is definitely not right, but its hard to say whether the benchmark is off or something is wrong with your system. My guess is that even with you changing the language to English there is still something breaking mid-benchmark. Either that or you have a major performance issue with your hard drive. You could try running something like CrystalDiskMark ( https://crystalmark.info/en... ) to benchmark the drive to make sure you are getting the ~3,200 MB/sec read and ~1,900 MB/sec write that drive is rated for. The benchmark saves the PSD file to wherever the benchmark folder is, so also make sure you don't have it on a secondary drive if you have one. You could also try turning off your overclock to see what happens. An overclock could appear to be stable, but actually causing the system to throttle in some cases resulting in lower performance than the system would be with stock settings.

Posted on 2018-05-10 23:39:25
El Perro

Thanks for the help.

I opened and saved manually the temp psd in the folder (1.99gb) and gave me the similar results. 13 sec open, 100 saving. So the benchmark seems to be ok.
In case it means something when saving it goes all the way to 25% then it stops and continues really slow.

Crystalmark gives ok speeds for 960 EVO. And anyway I also run the BM from an external USB 3.1 gen1 ssd giving similar results (the BM from the 3970x are from an external Ssd too)

OC seems to be very stable with no throttling during the benchmark (and during other heavier tasks). Just in case I run the default Bios settings but same save timings.

Odd and frustrating. Must be something in my system and I can´t figure out what.

https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2018-05-11 07:35:01
El Perro

After lots of tests and time wasted I got this. Look at the last 2 columns:
https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

I´ve done a new windows instalation. No win/bios updates. Instaled only PS and a couple of temps/performance monitoring apps.

So after seeing this I can conclude the problem was in the other OS but can´t imagine where exactly. Don´t know if it is because the meltdown/spectre patches or what

Posted on 2018-05-11 12:56:55
Panacea

As somebody pointed out, you must have run the benchmark in 16-bit color mode (as how most of us actually use Photoshop anyways).

Quite fortuitous, since I posted my benchmark numbers in both 8-bit and 16-bit color modes below.

Posted on 2018-07-26 06:03:16

Thought you would be interested, I just updated the benchmark to work with PS CC 2019, but also added an "Extended" mode that tests both 8 Bits/Channel and 16 Bits/Channel. So there shouldn't be any issues with someone having PS set to either color depth anymore. It also forces RGB Color just in case someone is in a different color mode usually.

Posted on 2018-10-25 00:50:09

Specs: i5-8400, GTX 1050, 16GB DDR4-2666, 250GB 860 Evo.

Just quickly comparing it to the R5 1600 system posted earlier, it seems this one is marginally faster in many cases but gets absolutely slaughtered in a few (Smart Sharpen, Content Fill Aware) where I guess the Ryzen CPU's SMT really helps.

Thanks so much for making this available, cheers guys!

Photoshop CC 2018,Overall Score,Ver. 19.1.4,761.2,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,General Score,Ver. 19.1.4,65.1,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,Filter Score,Ver. 19.1.4,81.6,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge Score,Ver. 19.1.4,87.2,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,GPU Score,Ver. 19.1.4,73.6,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,RAW File Open,Best Time,3.89,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Resize to 500MB,Best Time,2.57,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Rotate,Best Time,1.1,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Magic Wand Select,Best Time,17.13,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Mask Refinement,Best Time,4.69,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Paint Bucket,Best Time,2.74,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Gradient,Best Time,0.46,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Content Aware Fill,Best Time,19.7,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,PSD File Save,Best Time,9.99,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,PSD File Open,Best Time,2.99,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Camera Raw Filter,Best Time,6.64,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Lens Correction,Best Time,17.74,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Reduce Noise,Best Time,23.18,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Smart Sharpen,Best Time,27.61,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Field Blur,Best Time,18.32,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Tilt-Shift Blur,Best Time,17.34,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Iris Blur,Best Time,19.57,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Adaptive Wide Angle,Best Time,20.2,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Liquify,Best Time,9.5,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 22MP Images,Best Time,88.75,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 45MP Images,Best Time,125.05,Seconds

Posted on 2018-05-17 10:39:10
Ray Gralak

Sorry, I'm coming into this late. My system:
i7-7700K@5.2Ghz,
64GB 3200MHz CAS 14 RAM,
2x 960Pro 1TB,
3x 6TB WD Black,
Titan XP Graphics,
Windows 10 version 1709 (lots of apps installed)

Best test result:
1050.2 overall score
98.3 General score
108.1 Filter score
112.3 Photomerge Score
103.7 GPU Score

Photoshop CC 2018,Overall Score,Ver. 19.1.4,1050.2,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,General Score,Ver. 19.1.4,98.3,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,Filter Score,Ver. 19.1.4,108.1,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge Score,Ver. 19.1.4,112.3,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,GPU Score,Ver. 19.1.4,103.7,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,RAW File Open,Best Time,1.73,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Resize to 500MB,Best Time,1.34,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Rotate,Best Time,1,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Magic Wand Select,Best Time,12.92,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Mask Refinement,Best Time,3.57,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Paint Bucket,Best Time,2.01,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Gradient,Best Time,0.4,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Content Aware Fill,Best Time,9.94,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,PSD File Save,Best Time,3.89,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,PSD File Open,Best Time,2.23,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Camera Raw Filter,Best Time,5.07,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Lens Correction,Best Time,13.75,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Reduce Noise,Best Time,18.29,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Smart Sharpen,Best Time,22.43,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Field Blur,Best Time,13.35,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Tilt-Shift Blur,Best Time,13.16,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Iris Blur,Best Time,14.7,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Adaptive Wide Angle,Best Time,14.89,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Liquify,Best Time,6.75,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 22MP Images,Best Time,69.33,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 45MP Images,Best Time,96.55,Seconds

Posted on 2018-05-19 22:21:24
El Perro

5.2! wow what MB/cooler?

Posted on 2018-05-24 08:33:59
Ray Gralak

I used a MSI Z270 XPower Titanium MB and Noctua NH-D15S cooler (I originally wanted to use the NH-D15 but it wouldn't clear my graphics card).

This system posted a Passmark system rating of 8821 when it was fresh (over a year ago) and was #5 on the top 20, but newer systems have pushed it off the top 20 since then.

https://www.passmark.com/ba...

Posted on 2018-05-25 23:48:45
El Perro

New result with a fresh Win installation.

Still don´t know what was causing my first bad results

System is:
8700k 5.0ghz
64gb 3200mhz
Gtx 1070
OS and Apps 960Evo
Script running from an external Usb 3.0 SSD

Best test result:
1305.6 overall score
113.6 General score
111.9 Filter score
201.8 Photomerge Score
106.0 GPU Score

Photoshop CC 2018,Overall Score,Ver. 19.1.3,1305.6,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,General Score,Ver. 19.1.3,113.6,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,Filter Score,Ver. 19.1.3,111.9,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge Score,Ver. 19.1.3,201.8,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,GPU Score,Ver. 19.1.3,106,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,RAW File Open,Best Time,2.25,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Resize to 500MB,Best Time,2.05,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Rotate,Best Time,0.98,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Magic Wand Select,Best Time,4.24,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Mask Refinement,Best Time,3.66,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Paint Bucket,Best Time,1.52,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Gradient,Best Time,0.33,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Content Aware Fill,Best Time,9.33,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,PSD File Save,Best Time,6.44,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,PSD File Open,Best Time,2.42,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Camera Raw Filter,Best Time,4.97,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Lens Correction,Best Time,13.86,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Reduce Noise,Best Time,16.92,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Smart Sharpen,Best Time,17.66,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Field Blur,Best Time,12.61,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Tilt-Shift Blur,Best Time,12.21,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Iris Blur,Best Time,13.36,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Adaptive Wide Angle,Best Time,14.46,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Liquify,Best Time,8.35,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 22MP Images,Best Time,50.18,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 45MP Images,Best Time,43.46,Seconds

Posted on 2018-05-24 08:33:13
Ray Gralak

Any idea why the Photomerge 45MP images completed faster than the 22MP images?

That sounds like maybe a bug in the test.

Posted on 2018-05-26 01:21:32
Ray Gralak

Hi El Perro,

I was wondering if you saw my question? At the end of your latest results there are these two benchmark results:

>Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 22MP Images,Best Time,50.18,Seconds
>Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 45MP Images,Best Time,43.46,Seconds

In your test results the 45MP Photomerge took less time than the 22MP Photomerge. I think you posted that your last best results with the same computer were around 66.12/95.5 seconds. And, all other benchmarks have the 45MP image test taking longer than the 22MP test, so I am guessing there might have been an error someplace.

Since the 45MP test is the last test maybe the test exited prematurely for some reason?

-Ray

Posted on 2018-05-30 14:19:20
El Perro

Sorry for the delay. No idea, perhaps a bug in that single test.

Posted on 2018-06-05 21:07:28
Ray Gralak

If it is a bug, then I think that the score for that particular run is probably invalid. It just doesn't make sense that the larger images would take less time to process than smaller images in the Photomerge benchmark.

Posted on 2018-06-09 14:32:12

Thanks for the results. I think I'll have to reinstall my 2+ years old Win 10, just to see what would be the score!

Posted on 2018-06-20 10:15:45
El Perro

In case someone is interested here is the result for the new laptop Dell XPS with i7 8750h (six cores), 16gb ram, 1050ti. cpu undervolted 110mV gpu undervolted 75mv

Photoshop CC 2018,Overall Score,Ver. 19.1.4,732.8,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,General Score,Ver. 19.1.4,64.2,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,Filter Score,Ver. 19.1.4,77.5,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge Score,Ver. 19.1.4,83,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,GPU Score,Ver. 19.1.4,68.5,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,RAW File Open,Best Time,2.87,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Resize to 500MB,Best Time,4.18,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Rotate,Best Time,1.38,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Magic Wand Select,Best Time,16.93,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Mask Refinement,Best Time,4.84,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Paint Bucket,Best Time,2.62,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Gradient,Best Time,0.48,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Content Aware Fill,Best Time,13.47,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,PSD File Save,Best Time,8.12,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,PSD File Open,Best Time,3.55,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Camera Raw Filter,Best Time,7.16,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Lens Correction,Best Time,18.29,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Reduce Noise,Best Time,22.2,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Smart Sharpen,Best Time,26.86,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Field Blur,Best Time,18.06,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Tilt-Shift Blur,Best Time,17.84,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Iris Blur,Best Time,20.71,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Adaptive Wide Angle,Best Time,22.62,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Liquify,Best Time,11.95,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 22MP Images,Best Time,93.59,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 45MP Images,Best Time,130.86,Seconds

Not bad for a slim (not gaming) laptop

Posted on 2018-06-05 21:13:14
dasa

Ran a quick comparison against different ram speeds and cpu\gpu at stock vs overclocked

The gains are not as big as some other software but 3200 ram still looks to be decent value for the performance boost it provides

2133 to 3866c16 percentage increase
Overall Score 9.5%
General Score 14.5%
Filter Score 12.2%
Photomerge Score 4.3%
GPU Score 19%
https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2018-06-21 13:37:55

System:
Windows 10 Pro
i7 3930K, overclocked to 4.something GHz
32 GB RAM
GeForce GTX 1070
Files on normal platter drive (OS and programs on SSD)

Two tests: one freshly rebooted, and one with Lightroom open and Spotify playing.

So noob question here: does this mean I could be getting twice the speed/performance with the benchmark system?

https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2018-06-23 01:16:39

Not quite twice the performance since your system was closer to 60% the speed of the reference system, but it should work out to be about a 1.7x increase.

Posted on 2018-06-23 01:33:32

Thanks -- this benchmark is so helpful. I've been wondering if I finally needed to upgrade my system, but wasn't sure if I was just being impatient. Objective data like this really brings it home. I'm especially surprised at how poorly the 1070 seems to be working. Now off to the Products page. . . . :-)

Posted on 2018-06-23 04:15:58
Tassos Tzezairlidis

Hi Matt! Thanks for creating this benchmark. It worked really well and helped me fine tune my system without spending any money.

My specs:
CPU: 5820K 3.3 GHz stock, 4.7 GHz OC'ed
RAM: 64GB 2133 MHz
Disk: Samsung 950 Pro

At stock speeds my score was 706 and with OC it increased to 929 (32% performance increase after 40% clock speed bump)
https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2018-06-24 16:46:52
Voyo

Hi!
I found something interesting. This benchmark is dependent from Camera RAW workflow options! More specifically from Color Space - Bit Depth.
If you set 8-bit depth, benchmark is running on 8-bit test image. But set 16-bit in Camera RAW and benchmark starts working in 16-bit mode.
My system:
I7-8700K @ stock
16 GB RAM
GTX 1060 6 GB
SSD Samsung 850 evo 500 system, soft...
SSD Samsung 830 this benchmark

In 8-bit mode my scores are fine:
Overall Score - 929.8
General Score - 89.7
Filter Score - 96.1
Photomerge Score - 93.3
GPU Score - 91.4

But 10 minutes later in 16-bit they are much lower (well, it's normal)
Overall Score - 656.2
General Score - 53.8
Filter Score - 64.3
Photomerge Score - 91.9
GPU Score - 70

Results obtained first time by 'El Perro' (long times reading, writing etc.) wasn't improper, they was fine, but obtained in 16-bit mode i suppose. He mentioned about almost 2 GB psd bnechmark temp file. In 8-bit mode this file is more then 2 times smaller.

Best Regards

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Posted on 2018-07-05 16:54:15

That makes sense. I think we might need to backup the Photoshop preferences, reset them to default, run the benchmark, then reload the original preferences. I really didn't want to do that since there is always the chance of something going wrong and the original preferences getting deleted, but it sounds like we might need to.

Thanks for the heads up on your findings. I'll make that change the next time I update the benchmark.

Posted on 2018-07-05 19:16:28
Voyo

I think that this settings is beyond Photoshop preferences, this is Camera RAW settings. I've deleted preferences at start (ctrl-alt-shift) and camera RAW was untouched.
Maybe instead of messing up with preferences, easier way is try to change test image from cr2 to tiff with proper bit depth.
Or if You have to stay with camera RAW image simply add one more command to the testing script: convert image to 8-bit, right after reading raw file and before rest of the test.
What do you think?

P.S.
Sorry for language mistakes, English isn't my native language.

Posted on 2018-07-06 09:41:34
bill bane

My results was 612, (all sub-scores very close to 60) probably about right for my "Windows experience index" of 7.7 with 32GB, stock 4770K, SSD for OS, and Nvidia GTX 970. I started up Lightroom, a real memory hog, and expected these scores to drop, simulating the memory effect, but the differences were minimal.

My questions to Puget: With your test system, you could test with 32GB of memory, and show the effect of the extra/less memory alone? In addition, if you have a four core system with 32GB, that could approximate the more/less core effect, since your test system is 6 core?

In particular, my current plans are for my next system to have 128GB of memory and 6-8 cores. I think this is trivial for Photoshop, but the specs on the newer M2 drives vs the SSD drive in your test system for the OS show gigantic speed improvements and one wonders how this translates into these benchmarks.

I want to thank Puget for undertaking this really great effort to help users figure out what is important in new hardware systems. Such steps above and beyond are what causes customer loyalty and economically beneficial stickiness with repeat purchases. Quite impressive in an industry composed of stock components.

In particular, kudos to whomever wrote the bat file for this test as I am guessing that was a lot harder than the results look. For example, most Photoshop users are forced to jump through all sorts of different hoops to install extensions into Photosshop whereas this bat does it without a blink. Wish the so-called software guys were as smart as the hardware guys about software......

Bill Bane

Failed to complete the test for two days and 4 new downloads until I figured out that ZIP extractor was showing 100% decompression but would not complete. Hence, only one of the 45MB panos downloaded and the bin script failed with a "Photomerge needs at least 2...." Switched to Cloud convert and test worked straightforwardly. In general, more instructions about "after the download" would be helpful. Google Drive is also a POS regarding ease of use.

Posted on 2018-07-18 19:51:37
bill bane

Reading through all the responses, it certainly seems close to clear that, as has been the case, the dominant variable is frequency, thus the payoff from overclocking.

Not cores, not memory (very much).

It would be interesting if someone did a simple excel regression of the data in these responses for benchmark score (Y), with frequency (X1), cores (X2), memory (X3), and perhaps graphics card memory (X4). My bet is that frequency will show as explaining almost over 75% of the differences in benchmark score. Even with such a relatively small sample. It is a myth that you always need really large samples for regression analysis.

Posted on 2018-07-18 20:08:33

Definitely look through our published articles if you haven't already: https://www.pugetsystems.co... . Most of them are from before we published this benchmark, but the methodology was almost identical - just slightly different tests. If I had to rate the different aspects of the CPU in terms of importance, I would put frequency and architecture right at the top. Frequency is pretty obvious since most taks in PS are single or lightly threaded, but each generation older the CPU is tends to drop performance by about 10% (at least for Intel CPUs). So even though the latest CPUs aren't much higher frequency, they can still be significantly faster.

Core count can help in some areas with content aware fill being the one we get the most customers asking about. But in general, core count is definitely secondary to frequency/architecture. Memory is typcially only a consideration if you don't have enough since in the testing we've done memory speed doesn't make much of a difference. Same with GPU - you need enough VRAM for what you are doing, but for performance once you get to a mid-range GPU going higher doesn't help from what we've seen.

Posted on 2018-07-18 20:42:11
Nick Oz

Stock i7 8700 - No OC
Zotac GTX 1070 TI
16 GB Ram
128 GB SSD

Pretty damn happy with this setup.

https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2018-07-21 03:36:44
Panacea

So here's my personal Ryzen 2700x build.

-> Ryzen 2700x @ stock speeds
-> 32gb DDR4 @ 3000mhz
-> FirePro W5000
-> 512gb Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe (for OS, software and LR catalog)
-> 4x 4TB HGST NAS in a 10TB (parity) Windows Storage Spaces software RAID (for data storage)

Notable differences versus Puget System's Ryzen 2700x system used in their review:
-> Less RAM, but running at a higher frequency.
-> Older GPU
-> Software RAID, from which the benchmark files are run from (obvious penalties reading and writing to the disk)

For the most part, I'm ignoring the black-box scores ("overall" and "general"), as we don't know the weighting of each contributing component. Likewise but to a lesser extent, the category scores ("filter", "photomerge" and "GPU").

Color-coded differences are things I might notice in actual use. This is to say that I won't really notice a fractional-second difference no matter what percentage of difference it might be. At the same time, not even noticeable differences will matter the same, as you might only do the given thing once per PP session per photo. YMMV, obviously.

As such, I am happy with my system, especially given 1) it is tailored for my needs, with features (i.e. increased data availability/security, I also back-up off-site) and compromises (notably data access/write speed) of my choosing, and 2) with only the GPU and power supply carried over from a prior build, the total cost for all the new parts to bring my system up-to-date came out to just shy of $1.5k (July 2018 prices). And there's room to add more RAM should that be desired, or update the GPU.

https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2018-07-24 19:11:01
TA Nie

MY system is 1800x Ryzen @ 4.0GHz, RAM@ 2900MHZ, 1080ti GPU and M.2 Samsung EVO SSD. Results:
Photoshop CC 2018 Overall Score Ver. 19.1.5 749 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 General Score Ver. 19.1.5 70.4 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 Filter Score Ver. 19.1.5 72.3 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge Score Ver. 19.1.5 89.1 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 GPU Score Ver. 19.1.5 52.8 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 RAW File Open Best Time 2.62 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Resize to 500MB Best Time 8.44 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Rotate Best Time 1.1 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Magic Wand Select Best Time 17.26 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Mask Refinement Best Time 5.06 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Paint Bucket Best Time 2.71 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Gradient Best Time 0.37 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Content Aware Fill Best Time 13.43 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 PSD File Save Best Time 4.79 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 PSD File Open Best Time 3.29 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Camera Raw Filter Best Time 5.49 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Lens Correction Best Time 18.52 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Reduce Noise Best Time 17.7 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Smart Sharpen Best Time 60.63 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Field Blur Best Time 24.75 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Tilt-Shift Blur Best Time 16.17 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Iris Blur Best Time 22.68 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Adaptive Wide Angle Best Time 23.79 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Liquify Best Time 16.71 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge 22MP Images Best Time 92.52 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge 45MP Images Best Time 115.15 Seconds

Posted on 2018-07-28 18:56:55
Panacea

How much RAM do you have?

Trying to discern what are the primary bottlenecks (CPU, RAM, GPU, storage, etc.) in each of these tests.

Also, your GPU score seems anomalously low. The reference system with the same GPU is defined as 100 points.

Posted on 2018-07-30 20:25:12
TA Nie

32GB RAM. Yea, I may need to re-run that test. my GPU is top notch and water cooled.

Posted on 2018-08-02 01:47:56
TA Nie

Need a Mac Version of this benchmark. I could write that applescript for you, to be honest. Shoot, I'll do it.

Posted on 2018-07-28 19:01:20

This works on Mac - there are instructions in the "How to run the benchmark" section.

Posted on 2018-07-28 19:02:42
Caleb Cooley

Thought I would throw in my score as a general reference for others with a similar setup. Not sure why my general score is so low but it is what it is. I could probably OC my RAM for a small gain in performance from the cpu (considering how sensitive the 2700x is to RAM speed) but I don't want to take the time. I undervolted the chip because it actually raised its performance due to lower temps. I tested this extensively using five different benchmarking tools and No Man's Sky.

2700x (.5mV undervolt)
Asus x370 Strix Gaming-I (itx)
16gb 3200 FuryX RAM (Fast Timings using AMD DRAM Calc)
107ti Founders (OC +185 clock +700 mem)
970 m.2

Photoshop CC 2018 Overall Score Ver. 19.1.5 908.6 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 General Score Ver. 19.1.5 78 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 Filter Score Ver. 19.1.5 101 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge Score Ver. 19.1.5 96.3 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 GPU Score Ver. 19.1.5 102.3 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 RAW File Open Best Time 2.03 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Resize to 500MB Best Time 1.55 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Rotate Best Time 0.91 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Magic Wand Select Best Time 14.82 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Mask Refinement Best Time 4.29 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Paint Bucket Best Time 2.21 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Gradient Best Time 0.31 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Content Aware Fill Best Time 12.54 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 PSD File Save Best Time 10.76 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 PSD File Open Best Time 6.91 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Camera Raw Filter Best Time 4.9 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Lens Correction Best Time 16.29 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Reduce Noise Best Time 16.61 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Smart Sharpen Best Time 18.82 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Field Blur Best Time 13.92 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Tilt-Shift Blur Best Time 13.44 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Iris Blur Best Time 15.05 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Adaptive Wide Angle Best Time 17.49 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Liquify Best Time 10.49 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge 22MP Images Best Time 82.15 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge 45MP Images Best Time 110.89 Seconds

Posted on 2018-07-31 14:44:17
Caleb Cooley

Ok after looking over other posted tests, it looks like my open and save times are excessively low for a m.2 drive. So there's that. Also I'm wondering if scratch disk settings have been taken into account? Not sure if that would have any bearing on the results or not but I'm going to designate a scratch drive and rerun the benchmark. As for the open and save times. I'm not sure how to figure that one out. I did notice I was unable to complete the storage benchmarks using User Benchmark recently due to a sequential write not completed error. I then tested all my drives and they all checked out, so I'm not sure what is going on there.

Posted on 2018-07-31 15:11:54
Caleb Cooley

Well I figured out I was running the benchmark off of my ssd and not the m.2 which changed the open/save scores. Here is the updated score. Thanks again for this benchmark!

Photoshop CC 2018 Overall Score Ver. 19.1.5 950.8 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 General Score Ver. 19.1.5 88.6 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 Filter Score Ver. 19.1.5 99.5 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge Score Ver. 19.1.5 99.2 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 GPU Score Ver. 19.1.5 98.3 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 RAW File Open Best Time 2.16 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Resize to 500MB Best Time 1.54 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Rotate Best Time 0.89 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Magic Wand Select Best Time 14.76 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Mask Refinement Best Time 4.15 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Paint Bucket Best Time 2.22 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Gradient Best Time 0.33 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Content Aware Fill Best Time 12.61 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 PSD File Save Best Time 4.53 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 PSD File Open Best Time 2.96 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Camera Raw Filter Best Time 4.89 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Lens Correction Best Time 16.29 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Reduce Noise Best Time 16.58 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Smart Sharpen Best Time 18.74 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Field Blur Best Time 13.44 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Tilt-Shift Blur Best Time 13.97 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Iris Blur Best Time 18.69 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Adaptive Wide Angle Best Time 17.5 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Liquify Best Time 9.91 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge 22MP Images Best Time 81.9 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge 45MP Images Best Time 104.95 Seconds

Posted on 2018-07-31 16:43:00
aaron gipperich

Results from a new build
8700K @ 4.8Ghz, EVGA CLC 280mm cooler
MSI Z370 SLI Plus
2x16GB GSkill 3200 CAS 15
960 Evo 500GB for system, Crucial MX500 500GB for working drive + 3TB Spinner storage
GTX 960 4GB (reused from previous build)

Does 960 Evo vs 970 Pro and the video card make that much difference for General and Overall scores? Only getting 923 and 82.5 for Overall and General at stock speeds. Getting 993 and 89.5 at 4.8 Ghz. According to AS SSD I'm getting 1800/2500Mb/s write and read on the Evo. Tried running it from the MX500 and got slightly lower numbers. Temps never go above 70C during benchmark.

Results at 4.8Ghz run from the 960 Evo:

Photoshop CC 2018,Overall Score,Ver. 19.1.5,993.2,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,General Score,Ver. 19.1.5,89.2,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,Filter Score,Ver. 19.1.5,105.2,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge Score,Ver. 19.1.5,107.8,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,GPU Score,Ver. 19.1.5,93,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,RAW File Open,Best Time,2.33,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Resize to 500MB,Best Time,2.45,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Rotate,Best Time,0.99,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Magic Wand Select,Best Time,11.79,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Mask Refinement,Best Time,3.26,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Paint Bucket,Best Time,1.91,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Gradient,Best Time,0.58,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Content Aware Fill,Best Time,10.18,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,PSD File Save,Best Time,3.98,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,PSD File Open,Best Time,2.62,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Camera Raw Filter,Best Time,4.88,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Lens Correction,Best Time,14.87,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Reduce Noise,Best Time,18.69,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Smart Sharpen,Best Time,21.38,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Field Blur,Best Time,15.25,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Tilt-Shift Blur,Best Time,12.69,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Iris Blur,Best Time,14.54,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Adaptive Wide Angle,Best Time,15.63,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Liquify,Best Time,7.27,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 22MP Images,Best Time,75.65,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 45MP Images,Best Time,96.23,Seconds

Posted on 2018-08-17 05:03:45
aaron gipperich

Interesting....re-ran the benchmark and got better scores. Not sure what changed. I didn't tweak the system at all. I'll take it! Results at same 4.8Ghz

Photoshop CC 2018,Overall Score,Ver. 19.1.5,1031,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,General Score,Ver. 19.1.5,97.6,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,Filter Score,Ver. 19.1.5,105.9,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge Score,Ver. 19.1.5,108.5,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,GPU Score,Ver. 19.1.5,95.1,Score
Photoshop CC 2018,RAW File Open,Best Time,2.1,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Resize to 500MB,Best Time,2.42,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Rotate,Best Time,1.01,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Magic Wand Select,Best Time,6.05,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Mask Refinement,Best Time,3.92,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Paint Bucket,Best Time,2.16,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Gradient,Best Time,0.55,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Content Aware Fill,Best Time,10.21,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,PSD File Save,Best Time,3.92,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,PSD File Open,Best Time,2.58,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Camera Raw Filter,Best Time,5.28,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Lens Correction,Best Time,14.79,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Reduce Noise,Best Time,18.53,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Smart Sharpen,Best Time,21.29,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Field Blur,Best Time,14.1,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Tilt-Shift Blur,Best Time,12.64,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Iris Blur,Best Time,14.39,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Adaptive Wide Angle,Best Time,15.38,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Liquify,Best Time,7.18,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 22MP Images,Best Time,74.87,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018,Photomerge 45MP Images,Best Time,95.81,Seconds

Posted on 2018-08-23 03:46:25
Panacea

I will suggest to all that you should ALSO run the benchmark in 16-bit mode for the simple reason that:

1) Most people (and I would hope that you too) do your Photoshop work in 16-bit mode, so therefore the benchmark would be less-synthetic and more-relevant to actual use, and...

2) I am noticing that the deltas between the 8-bit and 16-bit workflows between different system architectures (i.e. Intel and AMD) seem to indicate that they are impacted quite differently, specifically that Intel systems seem to take a bigger percentage hit in the scores.

Puget systems/Matt Bach, can you run your reference systems in 16-bit mode and provide those benchmarks as well?

Posted on 2018-08-29 17:48:37
ptakeuchi

Thank you, Matt, for providing this test. I'm posting my results, which seem pretty good, but will ask for advice at the bottom.

Puget Systems Photoshop Benchmark
9/16/18
Overall Score: 1385.2
General Score: 93.4
Filter Score: 131.7
Photomerge Score: 242.4
GPU Score: 95.2

MY SYSTEM
i78700K @5ghz Hackintosh
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8191 MB
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 CAS 14 14-14--14-34 timing
Samsung 960 EVO 500gb m.2
Mac OS 10.13.4
PS CC 2018 19.1.6 release
https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Two questions for the most tech savvy here. And FYI, I'm a pro stills imager, regularly processing 45MP files in LR Classic CC and editing layered files in PS which grow to 2-3gb.

1) Will upgrading to 64gb (2 more 16gb sticks) increase my processing speed significantly-->20% say?

2) Will switching to EVO 970 (Pro) NVME drives speed things up measurably as well? I find that I'm waiting nearly a minute sometimes for PS to save in background while I continue editing if I start to reach the maximum of history states. I know the 1TB 970 Pro drives are the fastest, but perhaps at most 10% faster than my 960s.

Thanks for your help.
Paul

Posted on 2018-09-16 22:09:02

1) More RAM only helps if you are running out of it already. I believe the default is to allow Photoshop to use 70% of your RAM (can be tweaked in Preferences->Performance). I would have task manager up while you are working and just check to see how much RAM Photoshop itself is using. If it is close to that 70% of maximum RAM then adding more RAM should improve performance. How much depends on how far "over" Photoshop is going on RAM usage and what kind of data it is having to throw out to stay within your RAM capacity.

2) Most likely moving up to a 970 Pro won't do anything. Most of saving and opening files in PS is actually limited by the CPU once you get up to a standard SSD. One thing you could do is to look at the size of the final Photoshop file and compare it to the speed of your drive to estimate how much time is actually spent on writing the file versus the CPU compute time. For example, the 960 EVO 500GB can write at 1,800 MB/sec while the 970 Pro is 2,300 MB/s. If you have a 2GB Photoshop file, it takes the 960 EVO about 1.1 seconds to do just write the file while the 970 Pro is ~.9 seconds. This isn't a perfect method since there are many other factors in play, but if it is taking a minute to save a file that is roughly that size I highly doubt a faster storage drive is going to make more than a second or two difference.

Posted on 2018-09-17 17:39:56
ptakeuchi

Matt, thank you so much for your detailed, thoughtful reply. I will have to carefully monitor my PS RAM and scratch disk usage. I suspect that part of the slowness is due to having 4-5 2gb PSD layered files at one time. That may "waste" PS cache and therefore RAM. Having a few files open is usually necessary because I'm copying adjustment layers between PSDs and comparing images. Another possible way to speed things up is to just upgrade to 64gb RAM and create a temporary RAM drive (~24gtb) to store the working images on temporarily. Any thoughts on whether that would work?

Posted on 2018-09-19 18:55:48

I don't think using a RAM drive will really help all that much. You could try it, but my bet is that simply having that RAM available as... RAM... will give you better overall performance.

Posted on 2018-09-24 16:18:39
Alan

Hi All,
Thanks to Puget Systems for publishing their knowledge. Open source is appreciated. In Australia Puget won't deliver their systems as they can't provide the support they insist on. Remarkable integrity.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Photoshop CC 2018 Overall Score Ver. 19.1.6 985.6 1028.6 1001.8 997.8
Photoshop CC 2018 General Score Ver. 19.1.6 87.9 94.8 88.2 86.1
Photoshop CC 2018 Filter Score Ver. 19.1.6 106 108 108.1 109
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge Score Ver. 19.1.6 105 108.7 108.3 108.7
Photoshop CC 2018 GPU Score Ver. 19.1.6 106.1 109.2 110.4 110.4

1st 8bit convert color profile
2nd 10bit convert color profile
3rd 10 bit retain color profile
4th 8bit retain color profile

I was also running a few other apps and an RDP session so I could continue working on my day job. I didn't set embedded profile which may explain the low General Score?? eg waiting for me to click buttons.

Anyway, this system was based on your publicly available advice (with a mild OC - no temp was >71c).

Thank you for making you knowledge publicly available.

8700K
Nvidia P4000
Samsung 970 Pro (for images)
Intel 760P (for System drive)

Posted on 2018-09-21 07:13:54
Mark Harris

Looks like my X5650 @ 4.3 is showing its age. Time for a new build...2700x, 2950x or intel 7900x for Photoshop with lots of plugins, some Premier 4k editing and gaming (VR Oculus mainly)....what you guys think?

Photoshop CC 2018 Overall Score Ver. 19.1.5 439.2 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 General Score Ver. 19.1.5 38.2 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 Filter Score Ver. 19.1.5 46.1 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge Score Ver. 19.1.5 51 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 GPU Score Ver. 19.1.5 48.5 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 RAW File Open Best Time 4.8 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Resize to 500MB Best Time 4.66 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Rotate Best Time 3.02 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Magic Wand Select Best Time 15.18 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Mask Refinement Best Time 7.77 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Paint Bucket Best Time 2.8 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Gradient Best Time 1.07 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Content Aware Fill Best Time 19.91 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 PSD File Save Best Time 141.46 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 PSD File Open Best Time 23.68 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Camera Raw Filter Best Time 12.03 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Lens Correction Best Time 29.03 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Reduce Noise Best Time 46.2 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Smart Sharpen Best Time 39.01 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Field Blur Best Time 28.07 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Tilt-Shift Blur Best Time 26.24 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Iris Blur Best Time 28.05 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Adaptive Wide Angle Best Time 98.98 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Liquify Best Time 18.04 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge 22MP Images Best Time 157.41 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 Photomerge 45MP Images Best Time 206.04 Seconds

Posted on 2018-09-29 14:45:10
Panacea

FYI, now that Photoshop CC 2019 is out, the benchmarking test script is broken.

Posted on 2018-10-16 15:00:24

Yea, I'll get that updated. I'm not surprised the new version doesn't work, although you could try launching the script directly though "File -> Scripts -> Browse"

Posted on 2018-10-19 15:36:30
Panacea

Upgraded my GPU, and got some new results.

AMD Ryzen 2700X (untweaked = stock voltages and frequencies)
AMD FirePro W5000, 2gb (untweaked; I don't think people tweak these)
32gb PC4 24000 (undervolted to 2933Mhz 14/14/14/14/30)
Samsung 970 PRO NVMe M.2, 512mb
Windows 10
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 (ver. 19.1.5)

AMD Ryzen 2700X (untweaked = stock voltages and frequencies)
AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, 16gb (untweaked = stock voltages and frequencies)
32gb PC4 24000 (undervolted to 2933Mhz 14/14/14/14/30)
Samsung 970 PRO NVMe M.2, 512mb
Windows 10
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 (ver. 20.0.0)

https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2018-10-25 18:13:45
David Alexander

Matt, any chance you can test preview generation time in Bridge? A few of us still use this for library management rather than LR's all-in-one approach. My 7700K is maxed out at 90%+ when I view a new folder of photos for the duration of the preview builds, I'm very curious if this would scale on a CPU with more cores. Thanks!

Posted on 2018-10-26 21:19:24

Bridge isn't currently on our list of software to test, but I imagine it would be pretty close to preview generation in Lightroom. In that case, I would go off the "Bulk Tasks" score in our Lightroom benchmarks: https://www.pugetsystems.co... and https://www.pugetsystems.co... . My guess is that you would see up to a ~40-50% increase in performance if you moves up to higher core count CPU like the i9 7900X or i9 7940X/

Posted on 2018-10-29 17:24:53
Arcuturs152

Overall Score: 898
6700k @ 4.7GHz (youtube and browser running at the same time)
32Gb ram
GTX 960
Samsung 850 EVO 250gb
Windows 7 (meltdown patch disabled)

https://imgur.com/a/j6fS91z

Posted on 2018-10-30 13:20:58

thank You benchmark

so you have to buy a new computer

My Laptop it is dell inspiron (2013)

i7 - 3537u
12gb ram
radeon hd 8730m
ssd 250gb

Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.0),Overall Basic Score,,286.8,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.0),General Score (8 Bits/Channel),,22.9,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.0),Filter Score (8 Bits/Channel),,34,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.0),GPU Score (8 Bits/Channel),,26.8,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.0),Photomerge Score,,29.6,Score
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),RAW File Open (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,7.36,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Resize to 500MB (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,17.78,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Rotate (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,4.09,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Magic Wand Select (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,15.33,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Mask Refinement (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,6.17,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Paint Bucket (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,2.9,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Gradient (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,13.36,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Content Aware Fill (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,23.52,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),PSD File Save (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,95.16,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),PSD File Open (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,96.85,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Camera Raw Filter (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,15.54,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Lens Correction (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,26.69,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Reduce Noise (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,58.24,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Smart Sharpen (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,33.08,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Field Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,46.71,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Tilt-Shift Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,46.3,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Iris Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,52.39,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Adaptive Wide Angle (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,50.25,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Liquify (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,9.75,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Photomerge 22MP Images,Best Time,210.41,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.0),Photomerge 45MP Images,Best Time,353.81,Seconds

Posted on 2018-11-04 21:08:13
SOMA Your

Hey there, did anybody run this benchmark on a Razer blade 15 (2018)? I am Curious to see the result.

Posted on 2018-11-12 13:18:49
Mitch K

Hi guys, thanks SO MUCH for creating your Benchmark script... it's incredibly helpful in determining and comparing performance for PS, among other software as well I'm sure. Great work...

Posted on 2018-11-23 17:20:10