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Results: Adobe Creative Suite

System Builder Marathon, Q2 2013: $2500 Performance PC

After Effects CS6 is the one application that encourages my use of 16 GB RAM in a benchmark suite where 8 GB is usually enough. It shows a clear benefit from the upgrade, even though applying this much of the budget to a single benchmark probably won’t pay off in the overall value analysis.

Photoshop’s OpenCL acceleration appears to work better with the current system’s GeForce GTX 690, compared to the previous build’s Radeon HD 7870.

Acrobat X is the one office-oriented task we find in Creative Suite, though the actual test is single-threaded, and involves converting a PowerPoint presentation into PDF format. It doesn't show any performance improvement on the new system, and it counts towards my Productivity performance averages.

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