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System Builder Marathon, Q1 2014: The $2400 People’s Choice PC
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Adobe After Effects appears to have a slight preference for the current build’s newer CPU architecture, but the overall difference is marginal at best. We need to jump to Photoshop to see the real benefits of the previous machine’s additional processing cores.

That’s not to say the previous machine performed perfectly in Photoshop. Its OpenCL-based filters work far better using the newer platform's GeForce GTX 780 graphics system.

Adobe Premiere benefits from the previous build’s greater core count, while single-threaded Acrobat X prefers the current machine’s newer architecture.

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