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    Dec 27, 2008
    2.66GHz Quad-CoreXeon, 8GBRAM, 2.6TBHDD, NvidiaGT120|2GhzCore2Duo, 2GBRAM, 160GBHDD, Nvidia9400M
    CS4 on a PowerMac?
    I have a G5, does anyone know how well CS4 runs on a G5?

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    Alexis's Avatar
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    Apr 20, 2006
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    It'll be able to run it in its sleep. It only deals with 2D - a G4 will be fine with it, providing its got enough RAM.

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    Jul 14, 2008
    Scotland, UK
    nMP 6-core/32Gb/D700/512Gb: rMBP 15" 2.3GHz/16Gb/512Gb: iPhone 6 128Gb: iPad Air 2 128Gb: NEC PA322U
    Shouldn't be any slower than CS3 TBH.

    I tried the trial on my old Dual G5 2.7 and it ran fine, just didn't like the 'improved' interface.

    Even if you are going from CS3 Extended to CS4 Extended I doubt the 3D and Video features will run any slower, perhaps quicker even?

    Best advice I can give you is go to download a 30-day trial and find out for yourself.

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    Member Since
    Feb 08, 2009
    PPC G5 dual 2.5 GHz; 7GB RAM; 23"Cinema Display
    I have an older PPC G5 dual 2.5 GHz and just installed PS CS4 and a new
    ATI graphics Card (ATY 9600). I can use Photoshop, but not some of the new features that use Open GL. Go to the Adobe Web site and make sure that you have a tested graphics card that supports Open GL.

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    azn_xxxd's Avatar
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    Feb 01, 2009
    Use the CS3, CS4 is just adding some more options of 3D stuffs. Same thing

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    scathe's Avatar
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    Jan 12, 2009
    Prague, Czech Republic
    2,4Ghz 15" unibody
    Quote Originally Posted by azn_xxxd View Post
    Use the CS3, CS4 is just adding some more options of 3D stuffs. Same thing
    not so true, although it mostly added "3D stuff" they also changed some color management and the coolest feature is content aware scaling also smooth zooming but that's just a perk

    but yeah, CS3 will do all your work just fine, there are still designers not even on CS

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    lovebubest@sbcg's Avatar
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    Feb 12, 2009
    depending on how much RAM you have, should be Ok to run in G5. but if you do multiple application the same time. then G5 may not be able to handle and will get slower. I don't recommend running in G4.
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