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    Thoughts on hardware for Photoshop

    I'm putting a new computer together and wondering if anyone has any thoughts on what would be suitable for use with Photoshop, especially in the following areas:

    • Would a quad core have significantly improved performance in Photoshop compared to a dual core?
    • With RAM sizes in the double digits of gigabytes is it worth investing in a scratch disc?
    • Does a RAID setup help improve performance at all?


    Thanks in advance for any help or tips anyone can supply!

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    1-Probably not, depends more on the CPU architecture than just on the number of cores alone.

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    That seems to be the general consensus I'm finding, which is good to hear.

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    I'm not sure about the CPU part, but loads of RAM has had a significant impact in my system. I bumped it up from 2GB to 4GB and there is a pretty good (not great) difference when painting with large sized brushes.

    Don't bother looking at my sketchbook. I haven't updated that thing in years. :/
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    Yeah I've been running 4gig for a few years, probably gonna bump that up to 8 with this computer.

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