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.
- ITX And DTX: When Less (Space) Costs More (Money)
- Motherboard, Graphics, And CPU
- Case And Its Accessories
- CPU Cooling, Optical Drive, And Power
- DRAM, SSD, And Mass Storage
- Assembly Part 1: Finding The Right...Saw?
- Assembly Part 2: Now, For All Of The Parts That Fit...
- Assembly Part 3: The Finishing Touches
- Test Systems And Benchmarks
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Results: Battlefield 3 And F1 2012
- Results: Skyrim And Far Cry 3
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- I Fought The Law!