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Windows 7: How is the Photoshop CS4 performance in W7

06 Aug 2009   #1
citytrader

Windows XP
 
 
How is the Photoshop CS4 performance in W7

Hello!, I'm planning to move to 64bits because my needs for more RAM... Could you tell me how is the performance of photoshop CS4 under W7 compared to Windows XP?...
My system is a i7 920 + 3gb of ram (I will upgrade to 6 Gb)

Best regards!


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06 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by citytrader View Post
Hello!, I'm planning to move to 64bits because my needs for more RAM... Could you tell me how is the performance of photoshop CS4 under W7 compared to Windows XP?...
My system is a i7 920 + 3gb of ram (I will upgrade to 6 Gb)

Best regards!
CityTrader

Hi and welcome to seven forums

With 6gigs and 64 bit it runs better than in XP. While im no PS expert, I find it to be snappier than xp

Hope this helps

Ken
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06 Aug 2009   #3
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by citytrader View Post
Hello!, I'm planning to move to 64bits because my needs for more RAM... Could you tell me how is the performance of photoshop CS4 under W7 compared to Windows XP?...
My system is a i7 920 + 3gb of ram (I will upgrade to 6 Gb)

Best regards!
It's in one word excellent.

Cannot compare to other OS's though, I only ran it at Win7 64bit.

Moving to 6gb might not make it faster, but you could open bigger and/or more photos, especially if you plan to edit RAW files.

If you have a good graphicscard you can enabled hardware, but to be honest I didn't notice any difference, and even found it to be a bit unstable with it enabled.

If you still have to buy Photoshop, I would go for the 64bit version, to profit most from your 64bit OS.

Greetz and good luck
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06 Aug 2009   #4
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The 64Bit version of Photoshop CS4 took approximately 2.1 seconds to start up on my E6600 with 8GB DDR2. Slightly less than that on my new Q9550, but then I need to do a fresh install to RTM anyway, so that probably explains why it hasn't speeded up as much as I expected.

@squonksc:
My CS4 Master Collection did a system profile at install, and then installed both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Photoshop.
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06 Aug 2009   #5
citytrader

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
It's in one word excellent.

Cannot compare to other OS's though, I only ran it at Win7 64bit.

Moving to 6gb might not make it faster, but you could open bigger and/or more photos, especially if you plan to edit RAW files.

Greetz and good luck
Thanks to all for the replies

I need more ram because it's RAW from a 21 Mpx camera (120 MB of tiff file), so memory hungry, So 3 Gb of memory is not enough...

Besides that, PS CS4 is a memory eater beast...

Regards!
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06 Aug 2009   #6
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post
The 64Bit version of Photoshop CS4 took approximately 2.1 seconds to start up on my E6600 with 8GB DDR2. Slightly less than that on my new Q9550, but then I need to do a fresh install to RTM anyway, so that probably explains why it hasn't speeded up as much as I expected.
The startup time of a program is elementary, especially when we are talking in terms of 2 or 3 seconds.

The important aspect of a photo editor's performance, is how fast it loads your batch of pictures, how fast it calculates your filters and effects and such, and how many layers you can apply before it becomes sluggish.


Personally, I haven't reached any limit yet with CS4 64bit, and I am kind of a power user when it comes to editing.

Hope this was helpful.

Greetz
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06 Aug 2009   #7
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Upgrade to the 6 gigs asap. I'm running the same setup i7 920 with 3 gigs, i get this thing stuttering when i get to my regular workload.

I work with 300-800 meg psds all day.
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06 Aug 2009   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

it's a good thing ram is so cheap! go for it, and enjoy your 'shopping!
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06 Aug 2009   #9
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by citytrader View Post
Thanks to all for the replies

I need more ram because it's RAW from a 21 Mpx camera (120 MB of tiff file), so memory hungry, So 3 Gb of memory is not enough...

Besides that, PS CS4 is a memory eater beast...

Regards!
And that's a good thing.

This might be very interesting for you.

Optimize performance of Photoshop CS4 on Windows XP and Vista

and this

What’s it Going to Take to Run Photoshop CS4? A Real World Guide to the Hardware You’ll Need > RAM

good luck
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06 Aug 2009   #10
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Running x64 with two gigs of RAM and an average GPU. Photoshop x64 running smoothly and without problems.

Kari
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