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PugetBench for Photoshop

Written on December 10, 2019 by Matt Bach

At Puget Systems, one of our primary goals is to provide fast and reliable workstations that are perfectly tailored to each customer's unique workflow. As a part of this, we publish an ongoing series of hardware articles for Photoshop - as well as numerous other software packages - in order to discover what hardware configurations are optimal for these specific applications.

However, while this ensures that we are selling the right hardware, it does not give our customers a great idea of how much faster a new workstation might be compared to their existing system. In addition, with the amount of hardware that is currently available, it is impossible for us to test everything on our own, so we want to provide tools for other hardware reviewers to perform real world benchmarking in professional applications like Photoshop.

To address both of these issues, we are making our Photoshop benchmark available for download so that anyone can can perform the same testing we do in our hardware articles. Even better, this benchmark is compatible with both Windows and Mac-based systems which allows for cross-platform performance comparisons.

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PugetBench for Photoshop

System Requirements

  • Adobe Photoshop 20.0 (2020) or newer
  • 32GB of RAM recommended - you are likely to receive a lower than normal score with lower amounts of RAM
  • Compatible with both Windows 10 and MacOS
  • Photoshop/OS language must be set to English

Note that this benchmark is still in BETA. Plug-ins and customized preferences in particular may prevent the benchmark from running properly. If you run into any issues, we recommend resetting your preferences either by following Adobe's guide or by using our Adobe CC Preference Backup/Restore/Clear utility (Windows only).

How to run the benchmark

  1. Add the benchmark plugin to Creative Cloud from the Adobe Exchange
  2. Follow the directions to install the plugin on your system
  3. Launch Photoshop
  4. Start the plugin from "Window->Extensions->PugetBench for Photoshop" or "Window->Extensions (Legacy)->PugetBench for Photoshop"
  5. Configure any settings you want to change (particularly if you have a commercial license)
  6. Run the benchmark!

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 15-30 minutes but will vary based on the performance of your system. When the benchmark is complete, it will give you an "Overall Score" and upload the results to to our online database (unless told not to with the commercial version). From the uploaded results, you can view the sub-scores and individual test results.


If you have any issues with the benchmark not properly running, firs verify that your system meets the System Requirements and that the version of Photoshop you are using is supports. If there are no issues with your system or software, there are a number of troubleshooting steps you can try:

  • Make sure you are following each step listed in the How to run the benchmark section
  • Try having a project/image open in Photoshop before launching the extension.
  • Do not attempt to use the system while the benchmark is running. Defocusing the application window can break the benchmark in many situations.
  • If you are on MacOS and have renamed your drive, the benchmark will not be able to get your system specs. The only work-around at the moment is to rename your drive back to "Macintosh HD", or you can continue to run the benchmark without it being able to pull specs.
  • Clear the application preferences as found in Adobe's guide or by using our Adobe CC Preference Backup/Restore/Clear utility (Windows only).
  • Disable Windows Defender or any real-time virus scanning programs when you run the benchmark.
  • Ensure that your OS and Photoshop is set to English and that the path to the benchmark script does not have any special or non-English characters.
  • The benchmark does not work over an unmapped network drive (I.E. // Mapped drives should work, but we highly recommend having the benchmark on a local drive as storage performance can affect the results.
  • If you are getting an error about a PSD being too large, check that "Disable Compression of PSD and PSB Files" is unchecked in "Edit -> Preferences -> File Handling"

Lower than expected performance can be caused by a number of factors, but the most common are:

  • Outdated BIOS/drivers/software
  • Running background processes (Antivirus, Windows Updates, etc.)
  • Windows power profile (High Performance is recommended for the best results)
  • Adobe application settings are not correct (GPU acceleration not enabled, etc.)

If you continue to have issues, we recommend posting in the comment section below - ideally with a screenshot of the problem and a copy of any log files that are generated by the benchmark.

Benchmark tests

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 15-30 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. The Overall Score will be reported directly by the benchmark, or you can view the full results in our benchmark result browser.

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.

General Tasks:

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 Tasks:

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

* denotes GPU-accelerated tasks

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
  • GPU Score: 100

The time to complete each individual task is compared to the reference result with the average for each being used as the score for that test. The Overall Score is based on a 50/50 split between the General and Filter tasks.

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.

Update Log


Version 0.93 BETA

  • Added support for Photoshop 2021
  • Added code to handle random times when the API decides to return a string instead of a number or boolean

Version 0.92 BETA

  • Moved to using node-wmi to gather system specs on Windows systems. This should be significantly faster and more reliable than the previous command line method
  • Added GPU driver and motherboard BIOS to the system specs for Windows systems
  • Misc bug fixes

Version 0.91 BETA

  • Improved system spec gathering reliability
  • System specs on MacOS now gather properly even if the system drive's name has been changed from the default "Macintosh HD"

Version 0.9 BETA (Major Update)

  • Results are now uploaded to our online database. This is required for the free version, but opt-in if you have a commercial license.
  • Removed the result screen at the end of the benchmark run now that the full results can be viewed on our benchmark listing page.
  • Moved from a script to a full plug-in. This was required for the result uploading, but also allows us much more flexibility for configurable settings and increases consistency between our various Adobe benchmarks.
  • License validation moved from the CLI utility to the plugin itself.
  • Added ability to set the location for any disk-based tests (opening and saving).
  • Added tooltips for the various settings that can now be configured.
  • Status logs and configuration settings moved to "~Documents\PugetBench\Photoshop\TIMESTAMP" since we cannot log directly to the plugin folder.
  • Removed "Progress" text layer since this information is now reported in the plugin UI.
  • Dropped photomerge tests. This was not actually used that often from what we understand, and removing it greatly reduces the download size and run times. Based on demand, we may add these tests back as an additional testing module for Photoshop.
  • Scoring has been adjusted based on the test changes. Due to this, the Overall Score will not be consistent with previous versions, although the General, Filter, and GPU scores should be the same.
  • General bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 0.8 BETA (Major Update)

  • Renamed benchmark to "PugetBench for Photoshop"
  • Switching from "year.mon.day" version format to a more typical version scheme so that we can more easily show when things like the scoring has changed enough to not be interchangeable with previous versions.
  • Dropping 8 bpc tests since there is little relative difference in performance between hardware at 8 and 16 bpc. Because of this, scores will not be 100% comparable to previous versions. They will be close enough for rough comparisons (since we aren't changing the tests themselves), but not completely accurate.
  • Verified support for Photoshop 2020
  • Added motherboard and RAM speed (Windows only) to the results page
  • Added a "Progress" text layer that updates automatically so you can visually see how far along the benchmark is.
  • There is now a "Benchmark Results" screen that comes up at the end of the benchmark that displays a bunch of useful information including: benchmark version, cores, results for each individual test, and system information like CPU, RAM, OS, GPU, and Photoshop version
  • The benchmark now also makes a jpg of the "Benchmark Results" screen for easy sharing
  • Removed .csv log file support in the free edition (log files will be a feature in the commercial use version)
  • Removed "start" .exe applications (automation will be a feature in the commercial use version)
  • More code to ensure consistency between benchmark runs (setting the selected tool, FG/BG color, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

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

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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

Thank you for this tool for easy comparison.
My PC (2013)
i5 4670 (non K)
Intel VGA (HD4600)

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

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
On-board VGA (i dont play games or edit video)

Posted on 2018-10-31 10:34:21
Chris M.

where you able to achieve a higher score than this with your older system? I am trying to help someone diagnose lag in photoshop when doing somehting as simple as using large brushes on a 4000x4000 canvas area on an intel xeon x3 1231 processor.

I am beginning to think they are simply in need of an upgrade, as that CPU in general benchanes lower than the i5 4670. couple that with using a lower RAM speed makes it even more obvious I think

Posted on 2018-12-18 09:10:46

Results from my new PC
i7 9700K
32GB RAM (2666@CL13)
500GB M.2 SSD + 2TB SSD
Intel VGA (on-board)

LR & PS are super-fast compared to previous PC config.


Posted on 2018-12-19 13:24:51

Older PC with new benchmark (i5 4670, 16GB RAM)


Posted on 2018-12-22 07:24:44

Thanks! This was just what i was looking for for how much of an improvement over an older system :)

Posted on 2019-02-01 17:06:42

It is much-much faster in every way. Especially 42Mpx RAW editing in Lightroom Develop module is so fast - its like Jpeg editing on previous computer :)

Posted on 2019-02-11 10:38:10

Im pretty much 100% photoshop user myself.

Posted on 2019-02-11 10:53:26

How is the power consumption of the new rig compared to old one?

Posted on 2019-02-11 10:54:09
Ahmed Halawa

is inboard gpu enough i have i7 4790k with 4600hd gpu
should i move to nvidia or 4600 enough for photoshop !!

Posted on 2019-02-19 22:06:39

In the latest GPU testing we did https://www.pugetsystems.co... we saw about a 60% increase in performance going from the Intel HD 630 graphics on an i9 9900K to even a GTX 1060. Your 4600HD graphics is quite a bit older than that , so my guess is that you will see at least a doubling of performance with GPU-based effects/actions if you can get even a low/mid-range NVIDIA GPU.

Posted on 2019-02-20 21:56:40

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
Samsung 850 EVO 256 GB for system and apps, 950 PRO 256 GB for cache/libraries/WiP stuffs
GeForce GTX950 2GB

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

Photoshop CC 2018
Overall Score
Ver. 19.1.2

Photoshop CC 2018
General Score
Ver. 19.1.2

Photoshop CC 2018
Filter Score
Ver. 19.1.2

Photoshop CC 2018
Photomerge Score
Ver. 19.1.2

Photoshop CC 2018
GPU Score
Ver. 19.1.2

Photoshop CC 2018
RAW File Open
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Resize to 500MB
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Magic Wand Select
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Mask Refinement
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Paint Bucket
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Content Aware Fill
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
PSD File Save
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
PSD File Open
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Camera Raw Filter
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Lens Correction
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Reduce Noise
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Smart Sharpen
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Field Blur
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Tilt-Shift Blur
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Iris Blur
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Adaptive Wide Angle
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Photomerge 22MP Images
Best Time

Photoshop CC 2018
Photomerge 45MP Images
Best Time

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

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

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


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.


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


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?


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.


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:

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

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:
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.


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?


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

That has to be a bug.

My 8700K @5,2 Ghz
64 GB 3000
GTX 1070
OS, PS and Benchmark on SSD

only lead to 1035 score.
Values are similar but you have 2X the Photomerge score.

Posted on 2019-01-04 17:55:16
El Perro

Try benchmark in different ssd

Posted on 2019-01-04 18:45:52
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

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%

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

Windows 10 Pro
i7 3930K, overclocked to 4.something GHz
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?


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)

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

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
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



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

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?

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.


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

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.


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

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

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

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
Overall Score: 1385.2
General Score: 93.4
Filter Score: 131.7
Photomerge Score: 242.4
GPU Score: 95.2

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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)


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

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)


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

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
earth oliver

About to pull the trigger on a new machine to replace my ancient but trusty 2010 MacPro, which i use for high-end Photoshop work. I'd really prefer to keep using OSX, but i'm finally fed up with waiting on Apple to get their you know what together.

Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro5,1
Processor Name: 6-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 3.33 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 6
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 12 MB
Memory: 32 GB

So if anyone is interested in that config as a benchmark:

Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 19.1.7),Overall Basic Score,,492,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 19.1.7),General Score (8 Bits/Channel),,44.9,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 19.1.7),Filter Score (8 Bits/Channel),,51.6,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 19.1.7),GPU Score (8 Bits/Channel),,40.8,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 19.1.7),Photomerge Score,,53,Score
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),RAW File Open (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,1.83,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Resize to 500MB (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,3.82,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Rotate (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,2.06,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Magic Wand Select (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,15.95,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Mask Refinement (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,7.37,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Paint Bucket (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,2.56,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Gradient (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,0.56,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Content Aware Fill (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,29.49,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),PSD File Save (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,9.59,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),PSD File Open (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,4.32,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Camera Raw Filter (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,10.32,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Lens Correction (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,20.85,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Reduce Noise (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,34.84,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Smart Sharpen (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,40.98,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Field Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,27.91,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Tilt-Shift Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,27.83,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Iris Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,33.07,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Adaptive Wide Angle (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,23.39,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Liquify (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,5.7,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Photomerge 22MP Images,Best Time,131.37,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 19.1.7),Photomerge 45MP Images,Best Time,174.66,Seconds

Posted on 2018-12-18 22:50:19

Just upgraded my home built PC to a larger case and three fan Corsair cooler (was having an issue keeping the CPU cool). I have an Intel i7-8770k clocked at 5.2 GHz and 64 GB of RAM clocked at 3600 MHz. PC build is:

Asus ROG Z370-E motherboard
i7-8770k (overclocked to 5.2 GHz)
ASUS GTX 1070 video card
64 GB RAM (overclocked to 3600 MHz)
4 SSDs (2 x Samsung 840 1 TB and 2 x Samsung 850 2 TB)

Below are my results from my latest run. Not bad considering it's not an i9, I think.

Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1) Overall Basic Score 942.6 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1) General Score (8 Bits/Channel) 97.6 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1) Filter Score (8 Bits/Channel) 90.6 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1) GPU Score (8 Bits/Channel) 95.5 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1) Photomerge Score 94.9 Score

Thanks for Puget for this benchmark suite. It really helps find the slow spots in the system!


Posted on 2018-12-25 14:44:10
Marcin Kowalski

Thanks for lots of very useful articles and information!
Result from my PC (year 2010) looks a bit depressing, and I definitely need new computer ;)
Right now I work on:
Intel Core i7 930 @ 2.80GHz
RAM 12GB DDR3 @ 534MHz
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT, 1024MB

Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Overall Extended Score,,319.6,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),General Score (16 Bits/Channel),,35.6,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Filter Score (16 Bits/Channel),,26.9,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),GPU Score (16 Bits/Channel),,16.9,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),General Score (8 Bits/Channel),,33.7,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Filter Score (8 Bits/Channel),,29.4,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),GPU Score (8 Bits/Channel),,15.6,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Photomerge Score,,34.2,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),RAW File Open (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,4.17,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Resize to 500MB (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,25.34,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Rotate (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,6.19,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Magic Wand Select (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,11.56,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Mask Refinement (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,17.3,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Paint Bucket (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,4.26,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Gradient (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,1.52,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Content Aware Fill (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,59.49,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),PSD File Save (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,216.61,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),PSD File Open (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,26.87,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Camera Raw Filter (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,24.19,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Lens Correction (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,83.34,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Reduce Noise (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,80.3,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Smart Sharpen (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,219.51,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Field Blur (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,87.22,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Tilt-Shift Blur (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,45.88,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Iris Blur (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,72.99,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Adaptive Wide Angle (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,129.22,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.1),Liquify (16 Bits/Channel),Best Time,13.65,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),RAW File Open (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,3.66,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Resize to 500MB (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,23.74,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Rotate (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,2.91,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Magic Wand Select (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,10.23,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Mask Refinement (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,9.46,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Paint Bucket (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,3.53,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Gradient (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,1,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Content Aware Fill (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,37.86,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),PSD File Save (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,19.97,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),PSD File Open (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,5.2,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Camera Raw Filter (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,14.52,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Lens Correction (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,38.41,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Reduce Noise (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,46.27,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Smart Sharpen (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,199.67,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Field Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,80.15,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Tilt-Shift Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,43.98,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Iris Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,70.83,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Adaptive Wide Angle (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,34.48,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Liquify (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,8.9,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Photomerge 22MP Images,Best Time,200.62,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.1),Photomerge 45MP Images,Best Time,274.19,Seconds

Posted on 2018-12-25 16:24:37
AMD FX-8350

Clean Installation with Updates + Photoshop 2019 + Reboot

SYSTEM: Windows 10 PRO
CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.00 GHz
RAM: 4x8 GB
HDD: SanDisc Ultra II 960 GB

Clean Benchmark Run.


THX for this Benchmark!!!

Overall Basic Score,,325.6,Score
General Score (8 Bits/Channel),,27.6,Score
Filter Score (8 Bits/Channel),,32.1,Score
GPU Score (8 Bits/Channel),,19.4,Score
Photomerge Score,,43.4,Score

RAW File Open (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,4.3,Seconds
Resize to 500MB (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,17.7,Seconds
Rotate (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,2.8,Seconds
Magic Wand Select (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,28.96,Seconds
Mask Refinement (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,9.05,Seconds
Paint Bucket (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,4.31,Seconds
Gradient (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,0.7,Seconds
Content Aware Fill (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,25.52,Seconds
PSD File Save (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,14.81,Seconds
PSD File Open (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,7.32,Seconds
Camera Raw Filter (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,10.92,Seconds
Lens Correction (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,25.38,Seconds
Reduce Noise (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,48.1,Seconds
Smart Sharpen (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,153.59,Seconds
Field Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,60.18,Seconds
Tilt-Shift Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,38.12,Seconds
Iris Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,55.93,Seconds
Adaptive Wide Angle (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,35.53,Seconds
Liquify (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,16.12,Seconds
Photomerge 22MP Images,Best Time,160.09,Seconds
Photomerge 45MP Images,Best Time,213.78,Seconds

Posted on 2019-01-30 06:40:52

Can somebody please explain exactly what the "Resize to 500MB" benchmark is doing? What is the original file type/size/resolution and what is the output file type? Is this like converting a RAW to a "smaller" JPEG? Just trying to figure out if this is a real world operation that I may do daily.

Posted on 2019-02-12 19:41:31

What that test does is enlarge the document (which has a single layer with a RAW image on it) in order to make it a 500MB document. Resizing is a very common task which is one reason we benchmark it, but it also makes the following tasks take longer which increases the accuracy of the benchmark results. Just as a reference, it is resizing the original document from 5184x3456 to 16191x10794. That is roughly a 3x increase in size, but it is really an arbitrary dimension that simply results in a nice round 500MB document.

Posted on 2019-02-12 19:58:57

Here is the result using a Ryzen 2700x with fast RAM:


When the 9900k is 1000 points, then the 2700x with FlareX 3200MHz CL14 RAM is a very good buy.

Posted on 2019-03-08 19:50:13
William Nichols

Hey Guys -

Thanks for putting the work in on this benchmark. It helped me to make a couple decisions.

Quick question though. I started the benchmark on two systems at the exact same time. One of them finished almost 2 minutes quicker than the other but the one that was slower had a higher overall score, is that expected behavior?

Posted on 2019-03-18 22:49:45

Its completely possible. Most of the scores are simply an average of the relative performance (but not the raw seconds) of each task within that category. So if one system is faster at a task that takes a long time to complete, but the other is faster at a bunch of shorter tasks, the first system could still get a lower overall score even though the total benchmark time was shorter.

Posted on 2019-03-18 23:36:59
Peter Hunner

i9-9900K (overclocked to 4.8GHz)
16GBx4 Crucial DDR4 2666
Samsung 970 PRO 512GB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD
Nvidia Quadro P4000

Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.4),Overall Basic Score,,967,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.4),General Score (8 Bits/Channel),,93.7,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.4),Filter Score (8 Bits/Channel),,97.1,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.4),GPU Score (8 Bits/Channel),,93.6,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.4),Photomerge Score,,101.9,Score
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),RAW File Open (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,1.13,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Resize to 500MB (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,1.4,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Rotate (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,1.04,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Magic Wand Select (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,10.21,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Mask Refinement (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,3.27,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Paint Bucket (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,1.48,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Gradient (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,0.4,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Content Aware Fill (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,4.66,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),PSD File Save (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,2.88,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),PSD File Open (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,2.51,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Camera Raw Filter (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,4.79,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Lens Correction (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,14.23,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Reduce Noise (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,19.02,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Smart Sharpen (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,18.1,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Field Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,13.22,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Tilt-Shift Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,12.85,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Iris Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,14.19,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Adaptive Wide Angle (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,15.22,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Liquify (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,3.37,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Photomerge 22MP Images,Best Time,68.88,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.4),Photomerge 45MP Images,Best Time,90.27,Seconds

Posted on 2019-03-27 22:52:48
Geoff Murray

https://uploads.disquscdn.c... A really useful tool that gives meaningful comparisons, not only between systems but also to compare modifications to your own setup. I tried it with my own, an i9900K cpu with 32Gb 3000Mhz Ram, Samsung 970 Evo plus NVME M.2 SSD, still using the onboard Video at the moment (TRX2060 next week) and got these pretty reasonable results.

Posted on 2019-04-09 14:18:58
Geoff Murray

A really useful tool, not only to compare between systems but also to check whether modifications were worthwhile. Thanks! The new comp is an i9 9900K 32Gb 3000 Mhz RAM and Samsung Evo Plus NVME M.2 SSD. Still using the onboard video but it will gain an RTX2060 next week.
Overall extended score 961.

Posted on 2019-04-09 14:23:28

Amd 2700x / Kingston Fury x 16gb 3466mhz CL19 (2x8) / Gtx 680 / Sandisk 480gb SSD
Overall Extended Score: 793 after secone test 770
General Score: 74
Filter Score: 81
GPU Score: 75.7
Photomerge Score: 86.3
Why is it so low ?

Posted on 2019-05-18 13:54:13

That is pretty much right on for the 2700X - in our testing we got 791.2: https://www.pugetsystems.co... . In fact, I'm surprised the score is that good with a GTX 680!

The main thing holding back your system in terms of Photoshop performance is frankly the fact that you have an AMD CPU. Photoshop (and most other lightly threaded applications) tend to perform better on Intel CPUs since they are better at tasks that cannot be run on a high number of cores. AMD, on the other hand, is better when you have an application that is highly parallel.

Posted on 2019-05-20 17:48:07

Just ran the test again, except in Extended mode:

i78700K @5ghz Hackintosh
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8191 MB
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 CAS 14 14-14--14-34 timing
Samsung 960 EVO 500gb m.2
Mac OS 10.13.6
PS CC 2019 20.0.4 release

Overall Extended Score: 1109
General Score (16 Bits/Channel): 107.9
Filter Score (16 Bits/Channel): 148.2
GPU Score (16 Bits/Channel): 88.3
General Score (8 Bits/Channel): 91.7
Filter Score (8 Bits/Channel): 113.9
GPU Score (8 Bits/Channel): 85.6
Photomerge Score: 92.8

It seems that the 9900K OC to 5ghz and with faster M2 drives like the 970 EVO would at most give me a 10% speed boost. Even though the test took over 10 minutes, my CPU temps only once spiked to 70C and for the most of the time they were in the 50sC.

Posted on 2019-05-26 21:24:13
William Payne

Hello everyone. Just wanted to add this for records sake so people have a comparison. I used the 2019 photoshop extended benchmark.

MacBook Pro 2018 with 2.6GHZ i7 6 core
32GB ram
Vega 20 GPU with 4GB Vram
512 SSD.

Overal score on extended benchmark : 802

Posted on 2019-05-27 14:25:54


I'm getting this error when running the benchmark.

"The command "Mark" is not available right now. Have anyone else come across this?


Posted on 2019-06-06 07:30:40

Ha, found the problem. Had to change PS language to English and then it worked.

Posted on 2019-06-06 08:30:41

a big thanks to the Puget Systems team for this benchmark tool. I was curious to run it on my 7 year old workstation built with I7 2700K OC at 4.7ghz.
For who are interested in, I did two tests: one with HT ON at 4.5Ghz, the second with HT OFF at 4.7ghz. I got almost same performance scores: around 500 points. The real interesting thing is that I got higher score with HT OFF (4.7ghz), not many points ok, but it shows that photoshop prefers higher frequencies than more cores/threads.
Probably I was wrong, but I thought that running 8 threads instead of 4 (even at a lower frequency -200Mhz) could lead at higher performance scores, which was not.
These tests make me more uncertain about my workstation upgrade, 9900K or the new 3900x

Posted on 2019-07-27 07:53:23

My computer:
I9 9900K
64GB 2666 MHz
Nvidia 2070 8GB
512GB SSD 860 EVO
If you edit many photographs you feel you need more speed

My score: 908


Posted on 2019-08-26 22:08:01

Thinking of building a new PC with 9900K, 64GB, EVO 860. New Nikon Z7 pano stitches crush my current PC which isn't bad.

Benchmarks for my current build: i7-6700k, 32GB, AMD R9 390, EVO 850 512.
Overall: 725
General: 68
Filter: 72.2
GPU: 67.2
Photomerge: 82.1

Posted on 2019-09-13 06:06:25
Aarron Anderson

AMD Ryzen 5 3600x (stock OC) / Corsair 280mm AIO 8x 140mm Fans
32GB 3200Mhz 4 DIMMS
Gen3 NVME 500GB / Gen3 NVME 1 TB
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary

BETA ver 18.10
Overall Extended Score: 995.2
General Score (16 Bits/Channel): 97.8
Filter Score (16 Bits/Channel): 108.1
GPU Score (16 Bits/Channel): 93.9
General Score (8 Bits/Channel): 98.2
Filter Score (8 Bits/Channel): 94.5
GPU Score (8 Bits/Channel): 97.3
Photomerge Score: 99

Posted on 2019-10-13 08:13:18

Thank a lot for this tool and for all your articles, all this was extremely helpful!
I just build my PC for photo editing (Photoshop and Lightroom)
Ryzen 9 3900X
Asus X570-E
RTX 2060 Super
M.2 NVMe SSD 960GB

I am very happy with the result :)

Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.7),Overall Basic Score,,1028.6,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.7),General Score (8 Bits/Channel),,103.5,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.7),Filter Score (8 Bits/Channel),,102.7,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.7),GPU Score (8 Bits/Channel),,105.8,Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 20.0.7),Photomerge Score,,101.9,Score
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),RAW File Open (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,0.85,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Resize to 500MB (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,1.35,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Rotate (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,0.82,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Magic Wand Select (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,8.8,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Mask Refinement (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,2.67,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Paint Bucket (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,1.28,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Gradient (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,0.27,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Content Aware Fill (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,4.56,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),PSD File Save (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,4,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),PSD File Open (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,2.64,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Camera Raw Filter (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,4.09,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Lens Correction (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,14.68,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Reduce Noise (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,15.4,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Smart Sharpen (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,13,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Field Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,12.25,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Tilt-Shift Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,11.9,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Iris Blur (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,12.87,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Adaptive Wide Angle (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,18.36,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Liquify (8 Bits/Channel),Best Time,4.21,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Photomerge 22MP Images,Best Time,69.57,Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 20.0.7),Photomerge 45MP Images,Best Time,89.34,Seconds

Posted on 2019-10-23 20:51:48

Thank you for making this test. My test ran fine with no problems. Since I live in Europe and you folks don't ship here. I used your specs
to guild me in building a "bang for the buck" PC in a smallish case.
My results were on a system I just finished building this week.

Photoshop on SSD with default settings on install. Test files ran from HHD.

Puget PS test Windows_Basic results
overall 602.2
Gen 8bit 54.6
filter 8bit 57.6
gpu 8bit 47
photomerg 76.7

After I optimize Ps prefs I'll run again.

Thanks for making this test available to the public.

PC Specs:
CPU/GPU: Intel i5 8400 2.8GHz (GPU using on CPU Intel UHD Graphics 630) w/stock cpu fan.
Motherboard: ASRock H370M-ITX
RAM: 16gb Kit G.Skill 2x8gb 3000
SSD: Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SSD - Window10 Boot
HHD: Toshiba x300 4TB 7200rpm – Data
Power: Corsair 550W VS550
Case: CoolMaster E300L
Win10 Home 64bit
The above was less then 750 euro.
- LG 27UD58B - connected using DisplayPort with LG supplied cable. Running at 3840 x 2160 scaled at "Recommended" 150

Posted on 2019-10-30 11:15:35

AMD Ryzen5 3600 64GB RAM RAID 0 2x SSD Kingston 500GB HyperX + AMD Radeon 570 4Gb. WIN 10 Photoshop 2020.
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 21.0.1) Overall Basic Score 874.6 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 21.0.1) General Score (8 Bits/Channel) 91.1 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 21.0.1) Filter Score (8 Bits/Channel) 83.4 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 21.0.1) GPU Score (8 Bits/Channel) 80.6 Score
Photoshop CC 2018 (Ver. 21.0.1) Photomerge Score 88.3 Score
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) RAW File Open (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 1.05 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Resize to 500MB (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 1.99 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Rotate (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 1.23 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Magic Wand Select (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 5.5 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Mask Refinement (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 3.68 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Paint Bucket (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 1.63 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Gradient (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 0.64 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Content Aware Fill (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 4.81 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) PSD File Save (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 3.28 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) PSD File Open (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 3.09 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Camera Raw Filter (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 5.6 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Lens Correction (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 16.38 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Reduce Noise (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 18 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Smart Sharpen (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 19.82 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Field Blur (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 14.57 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Tilt-Shift Blur (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 14.44 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Iris Blur (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 16.03 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Adaptive Wide Angle (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 24.86 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Liquify (8 Bits/Channel) Best Time 4.18 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Photomerge 22MP Images Best Time 79.07 Seconds
Photoshop CC 2019 (Ver. 21.0.1) Photomerge 45MP Images Best Time 104.69 Seconds

Posted on 2019-11-18 21:45:03

Overclocked Ryzen 3800X with 64GB RAM, GTX 1660 on X570-Plus, Win10, PS CC 2020. https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2019-12-04 07:46:49


FYI, APEX reports the executables (Windows_Basic.exe) as "malicious".
It is a single engine that fails it, should be easy to fix :)

Posted on 2019-12-04 16:31:55

Yea, antivirus like to flag the scripting language we use as malicious quite often for some reason. The next version of the benchmark we are going to do away with the .exe and just have people launch the script manually. Less things to break that way honestly.

Posted on 2019-12-04 18:09:15

That 's what I did :)

Posted on 2019-12-11 09:07:54

Anyone have a 2019 Mac Pro to try?

Posted on 2019-12-11 22:58:11

We actually plan on testing the new Mac Pro at some point. No idea on the timeline though.

Posted on 2019-12-11 23:32:31
Juan Guerrero

Hi Traycer, I see you have also a bad result (close to mine) for disk operations. I have a Samsung 760Pro, and this is strange... Running the lightroom bench there is not any problem with disks, and a normal disk benchmark runs very fast. Any idea?

Posted on 2019-12-30 12:23:39

Benchmarking PSD save error
because the document is bigger than 2 gigabytes....

970evo 500gb
ps cc 2020
win 10 pro

Posted on 2019-12-13 14:29:28
Matias Turunen

Got an error that can't save files above 2gb in size...

Posted on 2019-12-17 12:33:51
Juan Guerrero

I got this error also, fixed installing a new Photoshop USA version.

Posted on 2019-12-29 15:45:27

I'm on Mac OSX 10.14.6 and using latest PS 2020 and get the 2gb error. Can't save that large of PSD file.

Posted on 2020-01-20 21:07:22
Juan Guerrero

Hi, I'm running this test in a newly installed machine, with Adobe 2020, Windows 10 pro, Ryzen 3600X, 48GB mem, Samsung SSD 760Pro. All individual tests are in line with the published here, but the disk ones.

PSD File Save 106.4
PSD File Read 14.34

Running a specific benchmark for disks, shows they are OK. Drivers and optimizer from Samsung installed.

Any idea why it takes so long in reading and storing to SSD? Just in case, I ran the test disconnected from internet with the same results.


Posted on 2019-12-29 12:23:09

Those results are almost exactly in line with what we got the last time we tested the Ryzen 3600 ( https://www.pugetsystems.co... ) so I don't think there is anything wrong at all. Saving and opening projects is typically limited by the performance of your CPU, not storage speed, as long as you are not on a platter or really old SSD.

Posted on 2020-01-02 18:49:39
Juan Guerrero

Hi Matt, I see a consistent bias in all test, giving a score of about 100 sec in file save to all Ryzen based machines, and about 3-5 sec. (20-30X) to any Intel machines.
Do you really think a 20X difference reflects a hardware issue? and not seen that difference reflected in any of the other tests? The same machine got a score of 1064 in Lightroom. CPU is working at 4,4 Ghz and memory at 3,2 Ghz, not the fastest but it's hard to me to believe that difference only in read and save PSD files tests.

Posted on 2020-01-15 07:47:27

That 3-5 sec result can't be right - it probably isn't actually being reported correctly. I'm not sure how that could be since if it doesn't save properly, then Photoshop shouldn't be able to open it and the benchmark *should* give an error.

Just for reference, we typically see about 90-110 seconds for the file save, and around 12-15 sec for the file open test: https://www.pugetsystems.co...

Posted on 2020-01-15 17:31:27

I got the error reported below that the benchmark cannot save the .psd file because it is over 2Gb in size. Any way to fix this? Why are some users seeing this and others not? I am running Photoshop 2020 on Windows 10.

Posted on 2020-02-07 15:25:08

The PSD is not larger than 2GB, but I have seen some people report this issue (not just on our benchmark, but in general) on non-english versions of Photoshop. Clearing cache apparently can help sometimes as well.

Posted on 2020-02-07 15:38:21

Hello-I figured it out. There is a checkbox in edit->preferences->file handling that says "Disable Compression of PSD and PSB Files". Mine was checked, so I unchecked it and it worked. I have not looked into it much, but apparently it makes files quite a bit larger but they save much faster. I did not change this in the past, so it may be the default for PS 2020. I have a US version.

Posted on 2020-02-07 20:46:59

Interesting, I wasn't aware of that setting. I'll have to add it to the ones that gets automatically set by the benchmark to prevent this issue.

Thank you for reporting both the problem and the fix, it makes my job much easier!

Posted on 2020-02-07 20:54:11

Also, I cannot see any of the comments on the page anymore?

Posted on 2020-02-07 20:47:48

Yep, sorry. Bug on our end that we are working on getting fixed.

Posted on 2020-02-07 20:53:29

Thanks for providing the tool.

Posted on 2020-02-07 20:48:11

Not sure were to contact you about this but I'm getting anomalous results with 0.8 BETA on my 2019 Mac Pro 7,1. Specifically the results for Photomerge are very low. I suspect there may be an issue with the scripts for the Mac version?

Posted on 2019-12-31 23:15:56
bostjan majcen

I'd really like to see comparison of tasks across various Photoshop versions... Let's say from CS1 up to the very latest release...

Posted on 2020-01-23 09:55:24

I got the same error reported below that it cannot save the .psd file because it is over 2Gb in size. Any way to fix this? Why are some users seeing this and others not? I am running Photoshop 2020 on Windows 10.

Posted on 2020-02-07 15:24:02

Wanted to post my benchmark scores for comparison. See notes below:

- my CPU is overclocked to 5GHz which seems to give me about a 12% increase in speed for this benchmark and CinebenchR20
- the files are on a Samsung 970 EVO m.2 nvme drive. The RAW file open seems quite slow.
- the photomerge scores seems a bit low, possibly due to my graphics card? I am using a Quadro P2000 which is great for CAD, probably so-so for Photoshop and gaming (although I don't do any gaming). A GTX 1660 would probably speed this up a little, but not really worth switching
- overall I'm pretty happy with the performance of Lightroom & Photoshop on my system. Bumping up to 64Gb could speed it up on large files, but again, not a lot of bang for the buck
- I would be interested to see some benchmarks posted from Mac systems. I'm not going to switch, but from what I've seen on tutorial videos they seem to run a bit faster than my system (although at a significantly higher price than mine)

Thanks again to Puget for making this tool available.

Posted on 2020-02-15 18:34:14

We include a couple of Macs we have at times - this is the most recent article with the old Mac Pro and a new iMac Pro 14 Core: https://www.pugetsystems.co... . In general, however, the Macs are really not anything special in terms of raw performance. Not bad either, but rarely at the top of the charts even though they are significantly more expensive.

As for your results, Photomerge is entirely CPU-driven, and your results overall are much lower than I would expect. Even a stock 9900K should score somewhere around 1000 points, and while your GPU may cut off 10-15% or so, I would expect your system to score somewhere in the 900-950 point range. Often, it is background tasks like antivirus that result in lower results, so you might want to take a look at what things are running in the background.

Posted on 2020-02-17 18:22:16

will this test show me what photoshop settings are best to use for my PC?

Posted on 2020-03-20 20:17:53

It won't tell you anything other than the performance of your system with your current settings. However, you could run it multiple times and tweak the settings between runs.

Posted on 2020-03-20 20:36:12

it would be great if it test did show what settings works best for your system! :)

Posted on 2020-03-21 12:52:32

it would be great if it test did show what settings works best for your system! :) Right? :D

Posted on 2020-05-24 23:51:45
Otto Schulze

What would you all consider a good score for the new 16inch MacBook pro?

8 core
32gb ram
2tb ssd
And radion pro 5500m 8 gb

Posted on 2020-03-24 15:50:37

I need help!

I have run into a problem, i get a lower score each time i run pugetbench beta. The first time i used it i got an overall score of 920 then i got 860. After a few days i tested it again and i got 780. this was strange. but i I tested it again today and i got 870. All of these scores seem low to me even the 920, because i have a brand new high end pc. My pc should be getting at least 1000+ I tested each of my components separetly with other benchmarks and they seem to be giving good results for each seperate part (the cpu, the gpu...). I have set photoshop setting to default and have followed all recomendations from pugetbench, but still no improvement.

My components are as follows:
ryzen 9 3900x,
rtx 2070 Super,
16gb ram,
asus tuf gaming plus x570

Here are my latest results (notice the low filter score, and the general score should be over 100 for my proccesor):

Posted on 2020-03-28 23:29:41
Ra Le

Having problems with the select command and with file being larger than 2gb. Any possible fix?

Posted on 2020-04-02 07:56:57

Clear your application preferences. Usually that has to do with people having a setting enabled that turns off compression of large Photoshop files (edit->preferences->file handling->"Disable Compression of PSD and PSB Files"). If you don't want to clear all your preferences for good, we have a small utility that can backup your current preferences and clear them. Then after running the benchmark, you can restore your old preferences back: http://puget.systems/go/Pug...

Posted on 2020-04-02 16:38:06

New system as follows running PugetBench for Photoshop V0.8 Beta
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12xCore Processor
G.Skill 64Gb (2x32) DDR4,
Zotec RTX2060 Super 8Gb Graphics card,
Samsung EVO970 Plus 500Gb NVMe System drive,
2 x 6Tb HDD

Overall Score: 850
GPU Score: 86.9
General Score: 95.2
Filter Score: 68.5
Photomerge Score: 97.6
Detailed scores attached.

Wondering why the Filter score is so much lower than the rest?


Posted on 2020-04-02 20:02:04
Justin Ramos

Hey, so I'm getting a GPU score of 26.6 on a GTX 1080. I feel like that's a bit low considering, well, it's a high-end component. Any idea why this would be the case? CPU running at 3.8GHz just fyi. https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2020-04-02 23:54:34

Yea, that is lower than we see with onboard video. Best guess: You don't have OpenCL acceleration enabled in the settings. I would recommend clearing your Photoshop preferences and starting fresh if you can (we link to a little utility we made in the "Troubleshooting" section). Sometimes if you migrate settings from previous versions, things can get a bit wonky.

It also could be that your CPU is holding things back. I don't think that is the primary case here, but even the GPU-accelerated effects still use the CPU to some degree.

Posted on 2020-04-03 00:03:06
Justin Ramos

As soon as I posted this I went and made sure my acceleration was right. It just finished going again and it looks a lot better. Still not great but I can imagine my CPU is an issue still. I'm thinking a third gen Ryzen and an Ampere card upgrade is on the table this year. Thanks for the quick reply! https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2020-04-03 00:36:26

Any news/hope on the possibility of including a benchmark of brush performance?

copied from my previous comment:

A possible way to do it would be to create a complex work path and have different tools (smudge-tool, a large soft brush, a few Kyle's Brushes etc.) trace it using the "stroke path" function.
If the path is long and the brush and file big enough the time it takes to stroke the path will end up long enough to create a well measurable difference in performance between systems.
Posted on 2020-05-10 12:19:24

That is still on the to-do list, but it is a loooonnngggg list so I'm not sure when we will get to it. Right now, we are doing a lot of work on getting our public benchmark database up and running https://www.pugetsystems.co... which is requiring pretty major updates to all of our benchmarks. After all that is complete, I have some major updating I need to do for our Lightroom and DaVinci Resolve benchmarks, then I may be able to start looking at brush performance in PS.

Posted on 2020-05-11 16:52:05

Intel Xeon CPU E5-1620 0 @ 3.60GHz
AMD Radeon R9 270 MSI Gaming 2gb
24GB (3x8GB) 1333MHz
FUJITSU D3128-A1 motherboard

Overall score: 390
GPU Score 40.3
General Score 31.6
Filter Score 46.4

Posted on 2020-05-19 22:30:38


Posted on 2020-05-19 22:31:36

I downloaded and installed the latest PugetBench for Photoshop. My PS CC 2019 version is 20.0.09. I cleared all the settings using the .bat utility. Then I started Photoshop and did Window > Extensions > PugetBench for Photoshop, but nothing appears on the screen. Am I doing something wrong?

Posted on 2020-07-09 21:38:12
Piotr Zarkiewicz

I have a bad feeling that someone forgot to add at least test data to the package. It has only 32MB, where one of the older packages had 640MB.

Posted on 2020-07-11 11:30:08

Turns out I had to open an image and then do Extensions > PugetBench. After that the panel with the benchmark dialog showed up.

Posted on 2020-07-11 17:19:31

32MB is the correct size since version 0.9 . Older versions were much bigger because we were doing Panorama tests with a bunch of RAW files, but we dropped that test which vastly reduced the size of the benchmark.

Posted on 2020-07-13 15:15:58

I have an issue :
Puget for After Effects works perfectly fine. But for Photoshop, when I click to "Window->Extensions->PugetBench for Photoshop" it does absolutly nothing.

PhotoShop and After Effects are both in CC 2019 version.

Posted on 2020-09-16 10:47:35

For some reason, a few people have reported needing to have a project/image open before the extension will load. Not sure what is causing it, but it is probably some preference setting that we haven't found yet.

Posted on 2020-09-23 03:40:19
Robert Rollins

Every time I try to start the benchmark in either Photoshop 20 or 21, I see this error message: https://imgur.com/l482oHA

If I click OK, the error box repeats over and over as each individual test triggers the same error. Any idea what's going on?

Posted on 2020-10-09 09:16:40

Go through the troubleshooting steps: https://www.pugetsystems.co...

Most likely it is some corrupt preference setting that is preventing actions from running properly and clearing preferences will fix it.

Posted on 2020-10-09 16:59:39

Can your benchmark considered as being a synthetic one ?

Posted on 2020-10-20 06:50:11

I wouldn't consider it synthetic. It doesn't really get any more real-world than testing an actual creative application with effects and tasks that people are using every day.

Posted on 2020-10-20 16:30:36

How can I download PugetBench Free Edition?
Downloading from a link is not possible.

Posted on 2020-11-16 10:51:07

Right now, downloading from the link in this post is the only way. We are working on getting our Adobe benchmarks into the Creative Cloud Marketplace, but there are a number of issue we have to work through before we can do that.

Posted on 2020-11-16 17:43:42

But the link seems to be broken.
I received an information:
Sorry, you are currently unable to view or download this file.

Too many users have viewed or downloaded this file recently. Please try to access it later. If the file you are trying to access is unusually large or shared with multiple people, it may take up to 24 hours before it is available for download or viewing. If you still can't access it, contact your domain administrator.

Posted on 2020-11-16 19:32:13

Huh, interesting. I don't see that message, but maybe when you tried to download it had too much traffic. Hate to say it, but I would just try again later. We are going to be switching to the CC marketplace soon, which should solve that issue.

Posted on 2020-11-16 19:35:30
Mazzotta Giovanni

Hello! I got some problems with your test...
It is blocked every time when it should save the psd file; seems that the file is too big (over 3gb) to be save in psd format.
Maybe i did something wrong or something to be set up before to start the test?

Posted on 2020-12-17 14:46:23

You have the option to disable PSD compression checked in your preferences. From the troubleshooting section:

If you are getting an error about a PSD being too large, check that "Disable Compression of PSD and PSB Files" is unchecked in "Edit -> Preferences -> File Handling"
Posted on 2020-12-17 18:11:18

https://uploads.disquscdn.c... getting this error
Ryzen 7 5800x, GTX 1660 Super, 64GB RAM, Photoshop 2021, Windows 10 Pro

Posted on 2020-12-22 12:28:47

solved it by checking both scratch disks - getting decent results now

Posted on 2020-12-23 09:51:34

Hi, my 7 year old Mac Pro 6,1 has a score of 1,814. Do you think it is a bit too high? https://www.pugetsystems.co...

Posted on 2020-12-31 00:31:35

Yea, definitely high. You probably have some preference set that is affecting the results. Might want to try clearing the Photoshop preferences (backing up first if you have things customized a specific way), and re-running.

Posted on 2020-12-31 17:50:07

I have reset the Photoshop a few times and re-tested a few times as well. The scores are generally pretty high. I saw another old Mac Pro that has pretty high scores as well. I mainly use Lightroom Classic. I have not changed any settings in Photoshop.

Posted on 2021-01-01 02:30:56

BTW, I think it is a bug in your software. A properly designed benchmark should not be affected by Photoshop preferences. It is especially wrong that preferences can inflate the scores. Something to fix in 2021!

Posted on 2021-01-01 08:27:07
Paul Meyerson

HI Matt--I believe there is something wrong with the test on Mac Pros. I see someone very recently posted a score of 1800+ on a Mac Pro 6,1, which is not a fast machine by today's standards. I just did 4 tests on 4 different machines. 1 Hackintosh (shows up as "mac mini", but isn't, and got a score of about 665), 1 iMac i9 w/128GB RAM (885 score), 1 iMac Pro w/128GB RAM (867 score -- should be higher, I think) and a NEW Mac Pro (48 GB of RAM, 2345 score!). The score on the Mac Pro (2345) is WAY higher than any machine should be, I think. Any ideas? Thanks!

Posted on 2021-01-21 21:12:49

Yea, I've noticed that on some Mac systems, but haven't been able to figure out what is going on. My bet is something to do with permissions since MacOS locks a lot of that stuff down and if you accidentally click "No" to one of the permission pop-ups, it could be causing weird things like a specific test returning a time of .1 sec when it actually isn't running. If you can send the Status.log file that is in documents/PugetBench/Photoshop/TIMESTAMP to labs@pugetsystems.com, that might let me finally figure out what is going on with those random sky-high results.

Posted on 2021-01-21 21:19:46
Paul Meyerson


Posted on 2021-01-21 21:52:41
Paul Meyerson

Hi Matt,

Is there any update on this? Trying hard to use this as a tool to truly assess the speed of Macs compared to Macs and the results are currently unusable.



Posted on 2021-01-25 23:03:05

Hey Paul, I sent you an email, but maybe it got caught up in spam. I suppose for the benefit of anyone else, I will include (a slightly modified) copy here:

Based on the log files, most of the tests are simply returning way faster than they should, but the PSD file Open test oddly took around 10x longer than it should. The only thing I can think of is that the test image/canvas isn't getting resized at the beginning of the test set like it should be, resulting in all the tests being done an a significantly lower resolution project. I don't know how that could happen, but in the next benchmark update that should be something I can code in extra checks for. That doesn't answer the long file open time though.

By any chance, could you try clearing the Photoshop preferences and try running the benchmark again? There could also be some preference setting we aren't aware of that can cause this kind of behavior. We have checks in place for all the settings we know of that can cause weird behavior, but some things we don't want to force people to tweak since it is a valid way to get better performance (like # of history states and such). https://helpx.adobe.com/pho... has directions for resetting preferences, as well as instruction on how to back up the preferences first if there are settings you don't want to lose.
Posted on 2021-01-25 23:12:41
Paul Meyerson

Very weird. I just checked spam and trash and none of them have been deleted for weeks and no emails from you.

I might be able to try that, but I was borrowing a system from a client for the super fast Mac Pro, so it might not really be feasible to delete their prefs. That said, the real question is still: what is the more accurate score of the test for the Mac Pro, if it's showing up WAY too fast? Are the scores for the rest of the machines accurate?

Basically, I'm trying to figure out where to put my money for a new machine that, in particular, can act as a powerhouse PROCESSING station for things like camera raw conversions (thousands upon thousands of them). It won't really be used as someone sitting there doing photoshop work, but rather as a station to offload a lot of the tedious, scriptable tasks. From what I can tell, the GPU is almost irrelevant for these things and the CPU > 8 cores doesn't really help either. M.2 SSD? RAM boosted up to a huge amount? Where is the sweet spot for "dump your money here". Was hoping to get this from the testing, but if it's inaccurate then it's not much help.

Thanks in advance and feel free to try to email me again -- no idea why it didn't go through, but I definitely never got it.

Posted on 2021-01-25 23:24:24

Usually when the score is off like this, it is wayyyy off. So if the score isn't crazy high compared to similar systems, it should be accurate for what we test as a part of the benchmark.

For Camera Raw in particular, you are going to want the best per-core performance you can find. If you look in the raw results table from this recent article https://www.pugetsystems.co... , you will see that it is the CPUs like the AMD Ryzen 5800X 8 core that does the best since it has terrific performance for lightly threaded tasks.

Oddly, Apple systems seem to do pretty poor for Camera Raw. You can find results uploaded from the public in our database (including from your own testing) by expanding the "Raw Results", but the last time we included Apple in our CPU testing they were about 2x slower than the PC CPUs https://www.pugetsystems.co... (~7 sec at best versus the 4 sec we see more recently with the AMD 5800X). That article is a bit older and uses a different version of Photoshop, but based on some of the public results like https://www.pugetsystems.co... , it sure looks like switching from Mac to PC would save a ton of time.

I will add a caveat that the specific RAW format you are using (NEF, ARW, .CRW, etc.) can affect performance. So there is a chance that what you would see is different from our benchmarks. Benchmarks like this are really good at telling you general performance in an application like Photoshop, but for very specific things like this, there is no substitute for timing how long it takes with your exact files on different system configurations.

Posted on 2021-01-25 23:52:18
Karolis Polikša

I'm baffled by results. My 7 year old Mac Pro - 1592 vs Ryzen 9 5900x - 1218

If you would look into RAW results, Ryzen build absolutely trashes MAC in most cases, except when its not... where lags for some bizarre reason. For example saves are crippled. SSD can write up to 4400 MB/s and in the test it barely saves 5MB/s on PC, but mac read speeds are super slow too. O/A test is all over the place :)

Not sure why... Is this photoshop or test script? Or both?


Posted on 2021-02-18 03:29:55

There is some issue that comes up on Macs (especially older ones it seems) that we haven't been able to nail down yet. It just started popping up recently, so probably related to a recent Photoshop update. My current theory is that it isn't properly resizing the test image like it should near the beginning of the test, which makes the rest of the test significantly easier than it should be.

I have a planned fix (or at least warning that can show up) for that with the next benchmark update. Hopefully that resolves the issue.

Posted on 2021-02-18 18:26:58
Karolis Polikša

Ok, that makes sense.
What do you think about very slow saving issue on Ryzen build?

Posted on 2021-02-18 18:58:54

That time is spot on actually. Compare it to other results from similar hardware like https://www.pugetsystems.co... or https://www.pugetsystems.co... and it is right in line. The Mac results are the ones that are way off.

Posted on 2021-02-18 19:03:35
Karolis Polikša

I see that, but there is something wrong with save in all of them. I was looking at my drive and it did not peaked above 5MB/s. I can open and save 8Gb files with ease. But this one takes just way too long to make sense.

Posted on 2021-02-18 19:19:19

A lot of saving (and often opening of files as well) is not actually disk limited these days, but rather CPU bottlenecked. When .PSB files are saved in Photoshop, it has to compress the data (similar to how you compress a zip file) before the data is written to the drive. That is the part that takes a long time usually, not the actual file being written to the drive. It is also why upgrading to a NVMe drive doesn't make as big of a difference for open/save times as people often expect.

Posted on 2021-02-18 19:30:38
Karolis Polikša

ok, yea now I see that. That's not well optimized. Its almost invisible - only one tread is 100% saturated and gets bounced in between the cores. While whole processor utilization is not reaching 5%... :( I wish Photoshop had some real competition in the industry.

Posted on 2021-02-18 23:44:52
Karolis Polikša

Removing file compression helps

Posted on 2021-05-03 18:37:06
Debraj Debbarma

My score is 1078
Zen 9 5900x
Asus ROG strix x570 e-gaming MB
16x2GB DDR4 @3600
Asus RTX TUF 3060 GPU (Performance mode)
Samsung 980 1tb M.2

Posted on 2021-05-01 13:28:22

i keep running into this error every single time i run it. https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Posted on 2021-08-26 19:53:20

Follow the steps in the troubleshooting section: https://www.pugetsystems.co... . Most likely, it is a custom preference setting that is causing non-default behavior in Photoshop.

Posted on 2021-08-26 20:04:56

yep. i reset my preferences under photoshop preferences. also reset them by holding shift/cntrl/delete while opening photoshop. tried running without having a file open. didn't work. reset preferences again under preferences and restarted. turned off windows defender real-time protection, cloud-delivered protection, automatic sample protection, tamper protection, and the firewall. reset photoshop preferences again while opening. tried running pugetbench after opening a file. same thing. reset preferences again under preferences. tried running again without opening a file first. same problem over and over. tried running your Adobe CC Preference Backup/Restore/Clear utility (Windows only). same problem. reset preferences again thru photoshop, again while opening photoshop. try to run pugetbench twice, once with a file open and once without. same problem. every. time. :(
uninstalled all my plugins and all of creative cloud. reinstalled photoshop alone. same problem. reset preferences again. same problem. used your utility to delete preferences. same problem. ugh.

Posted on 2021-08-29 18:55:17

Sounds like you have pretty much tried everything. Not sure what could be causing it beyond a driver or hardware issue. Computers are weird sometimes, and the smallest conflict can sometimes cause weird things like this, but otherwise completely unaffect your system.

Posted on 2021-08-30 18:10:34
Jonathon Vines

Exactly the same problem. Ryzen laptop and Ryzen desktop both same error.

Posted on 2021-09-12 08:38:42

after clicking past the first error i get more and more selection errors like this one.

Posted on 2021-08-29 18:56:59