Adobe After Effects appears to show an affinity for the high-end configuration's extra cache, while Photoshop does not. Somewhat surprisingly, our processor-limited Photoshop workload doesn't get as much benefit from Hyper-Threading as other applications in our suite.
Where we do see better scaling is the OpenCL-accelerated Photoshop workload, which appears to reflect my higher-end machine's faster Radeon R9 290X (compared to Don's R9 290).
The $600 PC drags through the entire suite, but doesn’t drop to half of the $1200 machine’s performance until we get to Adobe Premiere Pro. Its successes elsewhere mean that Paul can probably look forward to a nice position on the value chart.
Acrobat is an office-oriented program wrapped within the Creative Cloud family. Because it’s a document-oriented application, its performance is reflected in our Productivity test suite.
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