I recently upgraded from the CS3 Suite to the new Adobe CS4 Master Suite Collection and was wondering what others thought of it.
Personally I find it DOG slow compared to CS3, especially when it comes to GUI. Just moving around inside a large image is MUCH slower than on CS3. If I say, draw a selection around an item and hit delete to make a mask, you can actually see the mask draw/redraw.
Anyway, I know I have to upgrade my system, but I don't think I've ever seen such a drop in performance from one PS version to the next. Are those with more powerful machines noticing it too?
Currently I am running:
A64 Athlon 2.4GHZ Dual Core
2GB Dual Channel Memory
Nvidia 7900GT (256MB) PCI-Express w latest Nvidia drivers
1TB Hitachi SATA2 HDD
Windows Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64 beta
I'm planning on getting an i7 system with 6GB-12GB ram, and probably a 9800GT video card (maybe a 260). Will this make that much of a difference for things like screen redraws?
I used to upgrade my system at least once a year to the latest greatest, but when the camera hobby came along, funds went to that instead of my computer, so this one is almost 4 years old (still pretty decent for so many years).