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Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
Sooo @ work, i am ordering a new MAC. Ive been researching online, but cant find an answer to my question. Does CS5 utilize more than 2 cores? Im not sure if I should stick with a 4-core or jump up to the 6-core or 8-core macs.... I plan on getting 16 gb of ram & a 2nd HD for a scratch disk, but I see no need in having 8 cores if I will only use 2 or 4. any help is appreciated.
(Im a graphic desginer, using PS, ILL, INDD, FLASH)
Look at this list of Macintosh applications...regarding use of multiple cores:

MPG - Mac Performance 101: Cores, Processes, Memory - Application support for multiple CPU cores

..as you can see...the first applications in the list are CS4 & CS5...and according to the author of the article/list...CS4 & CS5 don't do a very good job of using multiple cores.

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