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And vs Intel for Photoshop illustrator and painter

irsl8er 90 50 August 18, 2015 at 05:25 PM

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So I'm throwing this out to the intelligent computer geeks of slickdealz, sincee there are numerous ones of you. I am looking to build a good rig for Photoshop, illustrator and Corel painter, as the title says. I do mostly digital painting. Now I'm torn between an i7 , and Amd. I know Intel is power efficient, yet Amd is supposedly great for Photoshop tasks. Does anyone have any experience with the chips for these specific uses.

Please don't quite straight up computer tests, Im looking for actual users. Some tests gear Intel higher at processing and mutli threading, while some have Amd better for adobe---using the supposed 10 cores. Currently I have a power supply and case, I have the drives, now on to the next purchase. I would prefer cheap, as that's what I like, but can shell out some cash if its really worth it(I almost jumped in that lenovo deal for the 5690x) but I can't justify paying that much for a comp when next year it will be definitely cheaper.
Also I'm certain I don't need a highly intensive video cars as Photoshop doesn't really utilize it, as it utilizes ram more.

Oh current system is an Amd x2 640, 16 gigs ram(max mboard allows). Works well, for things, lags at others. No matter what I get, it will be faster, this I know. I also know certain aspects will still stumble no matter what system I buy.

So, suggestions?
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you are doing some applications that are often used on a benchmarking so it should be easy to find this out .. AMD has not had many significant upgrades recently ..
Intel had been doing the tick , tock method and this year is a tock so pretty much the same cpu...just faster and more efficient..

So I suspect AMD will be cheaper ..and Intel will be faster
if money is no object then intel is the no brainer

if money is an issue the top of the line AMD , will be cheaper and probably faster than similarly priced intel..

So I recommend doing this
decide which cpu you want in the AMD , and find a similar priced Intel ...then google "amd model" vs "Intel model" and cpu boss will give you the break down

by the way Microcenter and fry often have bundles for cpu and mother boards for great prices
my $,02
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oh and have you considered just upgrading the cpu ? a athlon 640 is IIRC a am3 may be able to just change the cpu and move it to the latest AMD 8370e

and you won't need to reinstall the OS or apps...
and spend the rest on the upgrade on a ssd or gaming video card
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I got the ssd's, but my board only maxes out at 3gb. I would at the least need a 6gb/s for the drives them selves to speed up. The jump in read write speed alone would be mindblowing to what I am running. And running my scratch drive wiht my two new samsung vnands in raid 0 would be stellar.

VIdeo cards apparently arent that big a need for photoshop, as it's done via memory and processcor. And not every test I read had the intel acutally leading, thats why I was looking for real world applications.
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