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Results: Adobe Creative Suite

System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: $600 Gaming PC
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Our Photoshop workload is heavily threaded, so it's really no surprise that the time it takes to complete this workload is slashed by this quarter's Core i5.

We actually run a couple of different tests in Photoshop, though. The second one should see significant speed-up from OpenCL acceleration, and involves a completely different workload. Clearly, overclocking helps our $600 machine shed some time from its score. 

It's possible that OpenCL wasn't turned on last quarter, but at least we have a good point of comparison as we start thinking about next quarter's hardware wish lists.

Premiere Pro CS6 enjoys a massive performance boost from the Core i5's additional processing resources.

Acrobat X, another single-threaded test in our suite, doesn't see as much of a speed-up due to our adoption of a quad-core CPU.

Meanwhile, After Effects falls in the middle. We know it's threaded, but is likely being held back somewhat by our relatively small 4 GB memory kit.

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