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Which CPU for crunching large Images

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November 24, 2008 11:00:29 AM

Which is your best CPU to crunch/process/edit large Raw/JPG files from 10-30 Meg in size. Will be batch processing after conversion from Raw in JPG. Should it be Intel core Duo or Quad or AMD??

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November 24, 2008 11:14:51 AM

I would think that the software would sort of suggest which cpu you will need as in is it multi core aware or not,once you have acquired the software check the packaging ,should have recommended specs,or, go to the relevant forums..:) 
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November 24, 2008 1:03:06 PM

And don't forget a system with as much RAM as possible for working on huge image files.
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November 24, 2008 1:08:10 PM

+2 !
November 24, 2008 2:26:12 PM

Well i Know that if its Adobe Photoshop CS (or up) it supports use of the Graphics card, and quad core, so you might want to factor that.
November 24, 2008 2:36:26 PM

what Flakes said and ++++1 for RAM lots of RAM, Vista64 if need be and TONS of RAM, this is one of the situations where more RAM is always better
November 24, 2008 3:02:52 PM

Intel Quad with at least 4GB ram on a 64 bit windows.
November 24, 2008 4:17:35 PM

core i7.
November 24, 2008 4:49:17 PM

Core i7 + max RAM + latest gen video card = ftw!
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