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Originally Posted by chscag View Post
Can someone explain why Adobe is always behind the power curve? You would think with a costly top of line software package such as CS5, it would do everything everywhere including your laundry!
Lately I've been trying to find more info into how many applications there are that truly take advantage of multi-core Macintosh computers....and the link above is the best I have found so far. If that list is in anyway accurate...it's not very encouraging info for owning any Macintosh computer beyond a core 2 duo.

Ever since Apple released the dual-processor Powermac 9500/180 back in 1996...we've been hearing the same "song" from Apple regarding multi-processors/multi-cores. First it's a rewrite of the OS that is needed to take advantage of multi-cpu's...then it's rewrite's of applications to take advantage of multi-cpu's. And this "story" seems to go back & forth between the OS & applications.

Now it is 15 years later (and unless someone can find better info)...according to the link above...not even the Mac OS (Finder), Safari, etc. seems to be taking much advantage of multi-core Macintosh's.

It would be interesting to hear how the latest games do in regards to multi-core Mac's. There have been quantum leaps of improvement when it comes to graphics hardware...but the potential of multi-core Mac's doesn't seem to have scratched the surface yet. Thus you have to wonder what is the real value of owning a quad-core (iMac or MacBook Pro)...or a quad-core, 6-core, 8-core, or 12 core Mac Pro...when for most applications hardly more than 2 cores are really being taken advantage of???

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