I “released” my photoshop radial blur CPU benchmark test almost a year ago. Since then CPU processors have gotten faster, as they always do. So it was time update the test in preparation for the new even faster Intel six core hyper threaded Gulftown processor, the Core i7 980X. The only basic difference between this new and improved CPU benchmark test and the older test is the larger file that the test is performed on. New for this test is a photoshop action that will preform the test for you. Also the newer version of test allows you to use Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5,  CS6, and Photoshop CC to time the result for you.
JULY 2019 UPDATE: Even though this post is from 2010, I still get results & add them to the list. Keep posting those times.

Step One – down load the Radial Blur Test Action. Load action into photoshop. The test automates this routine – ( Filter > Blur > Radial Blur.Set the Radial Blur setting to: Amount at 100, Blur Method to Spin, and finally Quality to Best )

Step Two – down load the file ( about 4.8 MB ) to run the test on by clicking on the image below. Next open the image in CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, or CC ( Creative Cloud ).

Step Three – close any and all unnecessary programs including the browser you used to read this photo blog post and down load the files from.

Step Four – note the time in the box below the image. If the time is not showing, use the black arrow shown in the bottom image to change the display mode under the image.

Step Five – note the time displayed under the image. The amount of time already listed under the picture will need to be subtracted to from the the test score time.

Step Six – Run the test by opening the action and running the “PS Radial Blur Test”. The test took 20.0 seconds on my current computer which is a HP h8-1070t ($1200 -Oct. 2011) PC powered by an Intel i7-2600 3.40 GHz CPU running Win 7 64 bit on CS5.

Step Seven – if you have gotten this far and have a test time, please feel free to post a comment with your time. Don’t forget to include the photoshop version along with the CPU specs. The tests results are not effected by RAM size, so there is no need to list how much RAM your computer has.

Sized to 700 pixels test image - Do not use this image for test - Click on image to down load test file
Sized to 700 pixels test image – Do not use this image for test – Click on image to down load test file

How image should look after test wit clock time below image

Image after running the test with time listed below.

————————— Test Results —————————

CPU Operating System Photoshop Version Seconds
Intel 2 X 14 Core Xeon E5-2690 V4 2.6 GHz Windows 10 Pro CC 2015 64 bit 3.8 Seconds
AMD 12 Core Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz Windows 10 Pro 64 bit CC 2019 4.3 Seconds
Intel 8 Core i7-7820X 3.6 GHz over clocked to 4.6 GHz Windows 10 Pro CC 2018 5.0 Seconds
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16 Core 3.4 GHz Windows 10 Pro CC 2018 5.1 Seconds
Intel 8 Core i7-7820X 3.6 GHz over clocked to 4.6 GHz Windows 10 Pro 64 bit CC 2017 5.2 Seconds
Intel 8 Core i7-7820X 3.6 GHz – turbo boost 4.5 GHz Windows 10 Pro 64 bit CC 2017 6.0 Seconds
Intel 2 X 8 Core Xeon E5-2680 2.7 GHz Windows 8.1 CC 2014.1.2 64 bit 6.0 Seconds
Intel 2 X 12 Core Xeon E5-2695 2.4 GHz Windows 8.1 Pro CS6 64 bit 6.3 Seconds
Intel 2 X 8 Core Xeon E5-2670 2.6 GHz Windows 7 Pro 64 bit CC 2014 64 bit 6.4 Seconds
Intel 2 X 8 Core Xeon E5-2670 2.6 GHz Windows 10 Pro 64 bit CC 2015.5.1 x64 6.6 Seconds
AMD Ryzen 2700X 8 Core 3.4 GHz – turbo boost 4.2 GHz Windows 10 Pro 64 bit CC 2015 6.7 Seconds
Intel 2 X 8 Core Xeon E5-2670 V2 2.5 GHz Windows Server 2012 R2 CS6 64 bit 7.5 Seconds
AMD 8 Core Ryzen 2700 3.2 GHz – turbo boost 4.1 GHz Windows 10 64 bit CC 2019 7.7 Seconds
Intel 2 X 8 Core Xeon E5-2470 2.3 GHz Windows 7 CS6 64 bit 8.3 Seconds
Intel 2 X 6 Core Xeon X5675 3.06 GHz OS X Sierra 10.12.5 CC 2017.0.1 8.4 Seconds
Intel 6 Core i7-8700k @ 3.7 GHz – turbo boost 4.7 GHz Windows 10 Pro CC 2018 V 19.1.5 9.1 Seconds
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz – Overclocked to 4.0 GHz Windows 10 Pro 64 bit CC 2018 9.2 Seconds
Intel 2 x 2.93 GHz 6 Core Xeon Westmere OS X 10.6 CS5 64 bit 9.3 Seconds
Intel 2 x Xeon X5690 3.46 GHz 6 Core Westmere Windows 7 CS5 9.7 Seconds
Intel 6 Core i7-6800k 3.4 GHz overclocked to 4.3 GHz Windows 10 Pro CC 2019 – 20.0.5 10.2 Seconds
Intel i7-5820k 3.3 GHz overclocked to 4.6 GHz Windows 10 Pro CC 2015.5 10.4 Seconds
Intel i7-3930k 3.2 GHz overclocked to 4.8 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 10.8 Seconds
Intel 8 Core E5 1660 V3 3.0 GHz – turbo boost 3.5 GHz OS X 10.9.1 CC 2014 10.8 Seconds
Intel i7-5820K 3.3 GHz overclocked to 4.5 GHz Windows 10 Creative Cloud 2015 10.9 Seconds
Intel i7-5820K 3.3 GHz overclocked to 4.0 GHz Windows 8.1 Pro CC 2015 64 bit 11.3 Seconds
Intel i7-3930k 3.2 GHz overclocked to 4.29 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 11.7 Seconds
Intel 6 core i7-4930k 3.4 GHz overclocked to 4.3 GHz Windows 10 64 bit CS6 64 bit 11.7 Seconds
Intel i7-3930k 3.2 GHz overclocked to 4.7 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5.1 64 bit 11.8 Seconds
Intel 6 Core i7-4930k 3.4 GHz – turbo boost 3.9 GHz Win 8.1 64 bit CS6 extended 12.4 Seconds
Intel 2 x 2.93 GHz Quad Core Xeon Nehalem OS X 10.6 CS5 13 Seconds
Intel Xeon X5670 overclocked to 4.4 GHz Windows 10 Pro 64 bit CC 2015 64 bit 13 Seconds
Intel i7-2700k 3.4 GHz overclocked to 5.1 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 13.4 Seconds
Intel 8 Core Xeon E5-4650 2.7 GHz Win 10 Pro CS6 64 bit 13.7 Seconds
Intel i5-4690k 3.5 GHz overclocked to 4.6 GHz Win 10 Pro 64 bit CC 2015 64 bit 14.1 Seconds
Intel 6 Core Xeon Westmere 3.33 GHz OS X 10.6.4 CS5 64 bit 14.2 Seconds
Intel i7-2600k 3.4 GHz overclocked to 5.1 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 14.2 Seconds
Intel Xeon E5-1650 V2 3.5 GHz OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks Creative Cloud CS6.1 14.5 Seconds
Intel i7-3770K 3.5 GHz overclocked to 4.9 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS6 64 bit 15.3 Seconds
Intel i7 970 3.2 GHz overclocked to 4.0 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 15.6 Seconds
Intel 2 X 3.2 GHz Quad Core Zeon “Nahelem” OS X 10.6.8 CS5 64 bit 15.6 Seconds
Intel i7-2600k 3.4 GHz overclocked to 4.5 GHz Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit CS5 Extended 64 bit 15.6 Seconds
Intel Core i7-4771 3.5 GHz – Max Turbo Speed 3.9 GHz Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit CS6 Extended 64 bit 15.8 Seconds
Intel i5-2500k 3.3 GHz overclocked to 4.8 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS6 64 bit 16.1 Seconds
Intel i7 970 3.2 GHz overclocked to 3.8 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 16.2 Seconds
Intel 2 X Xeon E5450 3.0 GHz Windows 7 CS6 64 16.3 Seconds
Intel i7 6700K 4.0 GHz Windows 10 Enterprise N CC 2015 64 bit 16.5 Seconds
Intel i7-3770K 3.5 GHz overclocked to 4.6 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS6 64 16.6 Seconds
Intel 6 Core Xeon Westmere 3.33 GHz OS X 10.6.8 CS5 64 bit 16.7 Seconds
Intel 2 x 2.4 GHz Quad Core Xeon Westmere OS X 10.7.2 CS5 Extended 16.7 Seconds
Intel Xeon 6 Core W3680 3.33 GHz OS X 10.14 Photoshop CC 16.8 Seconds
Intel Xeon W3690 3.46 GHz Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Creative Clout 2018 17.0 Seconds
Intel i7 overclocked to 4.1 GHz Windows 7 CS4 17.1 Seconds
Intel i5-2500k 3.3 GHz overclocked to 4.4 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 17.6 Seconds
Intel 2 x 3.2 GHz Quad Core Xeon OS X 10.5 CS4 17.9 Seconds
AMD FX-8150 3.6ghz overclocked to 4.1 GHz Windows 7 Pro 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 18.0 Seconds
Intel Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS 6 64 bit 18.1 Seconds
Intel Core i7 5700HQ 2.7 GHz Windows 10 64 bit CC 2015 64 bit 18.2 Seconds
Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz overclocked to 4.0 GHz Windows 7 Pro 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 18.4 Seconds
Intel 2 x 3.0 GHz Quad-Core Xeon 5365 ( Clovertown ) OS X 10.7 CS5 18.5 Seconds
Intel Xeon E5-4650 2.7 GHz Win 7 Pro 64 bit CS5 18.8 Seconds
Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5 GHz Windows 7 Pro 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 19.0 Seconds
Intel i7-2600 3.4 GHz – Max Turbo Speed 3.8 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 19.6 Seconds
Intel 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Xeon OS X 10.5 CS4 19.9 Seconds
Intel i7-2600K 3.4 GHz ( 8M Cache ) Windows 7 Pro 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 20.0 Seconds
Intel i5-3570K 3.4 GHz Overclocked to 4.2 GHz Custom PC/Hackintosh CS 6 20.0 Seconds
Intel i7-3770 3.4 GHz Windows 10 64 Bit CC 2015 20.1 Seconds
AMD FX-8150 3.60 GHz 8 cores Windows 7 Pro 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 20.4 Seconds
Intel 2 x 3.0 GHz Quad-Core Xeonc OS X 10.7 CS6 20.7 Seconds
Intel Core i7-3770 CPU 3.40 GHz Win 7 Professional 64 bit CS6 Extended 20.7 Seconds
Intel i7 980X 3.33 GHz Overclocked to 4.03 GHz Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit CS 3 21.0 Seconds
Intel Core i5-750 2.66 GHz OS X 10.12.6 CC 2017.0 21.0 Seconds
Intel i5-2500k 3.30 GHz Sandy Bridge Windows 7 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 21.5 Seconds
Intel i7 930 2.8 GHz Overclocked to 3.5 GHz Windows 7 CS 4 21.9 Seconds
Intel i5 4590 3.3 GHz Windows 10 64 bit CC 2018 – 64 bit 22.2 Seconds
Intel i7 950 3.06 GHz Overclocked to 4.0 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 22.3 Seconds
Intel i7-2400 3.1 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS 3 Extended 64 bit 23.0 Seconds
Intel i7-3610qm 2.3 GHz Windows 10 64 bit Creative Cloud 2015 23.0 Seconds
Intel Core i7-2820QM 2.3 GHz OS X 10.8 CS 5.1 64 bit 23.4 Seconds
Intel i7-2400 3.1 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 23.8 Seconds
Intel i7 930 2.80 Over clocked to 3.5 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 24.0 Seconds
AMD Phenon II X6 1100T 3.3 GHz Over clocked to 4.2 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 24.2 Seconds
Intel i7 4770HQ 2.2 GHz – Turbo boost to 3.4 GHz OS X 10.9.4 CS 6 64 bit 24.3 Seconds
Intel i7 870 2.93 GHz Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate CS 5 64 bit 24.4 Seconds
Intel i5 2500K 3.3 GHz OS-X Hackintosh 10.7.2 CS 5 64 bit 25.2 Seconds
Intel i7 875K 2.93 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS 4 26.3 Seconds
Intel Core™ i5-3470S 2.9 GHz OS x 10.7 CS 6 26.3 Seconds
AMD Phenon II X6 1090T 3.2GHz OC to 3.7 GHz GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 26.4 Seconds
AMD Phenom II X6 black 1090T 3.2 GHz OC to 4.0 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS 5 Extended 64 bit 26.8 Seconds
Intel i5 2300 2.80 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 26.9 Seconds
Intel i7 950 3.06 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 27.0 Seconds
Intel i7-2630QM 2.0 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 27.4 Seconds
Intel Core i5-M540 2.53 GHz Windows 10 64 bit CC 2018 64 bit 27.7 Seconds
Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz Windows 10 Pro CC 2018 27.8 Seconds
Intel Quad Q9550 2.83 GHz Overclocked to 3.6 GHz Vista 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 27.9 Seconds
Intel Core2 Quad QX9650 3.00 GHz Vista 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 28.2 Seconds
Intel i7 860 2.8 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 28.4 Seconds
Intel i5-750 3.30 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 28.8 Seconds
Intel Core2 Quad QX9650 3.00 GHz Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit CS 5 64 bit Extended 29.4 Seconds
AMD Phenom II x6 1055T 2.8 GHz overclocked to 3.5 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 29.6 Seconds
Intel i5 750 2.66 GHz OC to 4.1 GHz with Asus Turbo V Win 7 64 bit CS2 29.6 Seconds
Intel i7 920 2.66 GHz Win 7 CS5 29.7 Seconds
Intel i7-6567U 3.30 GHz OS Sierra 10.12.5 CC 2017.1.1 30.0 Seconds
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 3.0 GHz OC to 3.33 GHz Win 7 Professional 64 bit CS5 64 bit 30.9 Seconds
Intel i7 920 2.66 GHz Win 7 CS4 31.1 Seconds
Intel i7 930 2.8 GHz Win 7 Pro 64 bit CS5 32.0 Seconds
Intel i7 2670QM 2.2 GHz Win 7 CS5 32.0 Seconds
Intel i7 870 2.93 GHz Win 7 64bit CS2 33.1 Seconds
Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66 GHz Vista CS4 33.6 Seconds
AMD Phenom X6 1055T 6 Core 2.80 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 33.7 Seconds
Intel Q9400 Quad 2.66 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS4 34.2 Seconds
Intel i5-3330 3.00 GHz Win 7 Pro 64 bit CC 2104.2.1 34.7 Seconds
Intel Core i5-4200M 2.50 GHz Win 8.1 64 bit Creative Cloud 2015 35.0 Seconds
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40 GHz XP Pro CS3 36.8 Seconds
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Editon 3.4 OC to 3.86 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 38.4 Seconds
Intel Core i7 X920 2.0 GHz Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit CS5 40.5 Seconds
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40 GHz Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit CS3 40.9 Seconds
Intel i7-2635QM 2.0 GHz OS X 10.8.3 CS6 41.4 Seconds
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz Win 7 CS5 42.6 Seconds
Intel Core i7-720qm 1.6 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 45.2 Seconds
Intel Core i5-5350U 1.8 GHz OS Sierra 10.12.5 CC 2013, Version 14.0 45.3 Seconds
AMD Phenom X4 955 3.2 GHz Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit CS5 64 bit 45.7 Seconds
Intel i5 680 3.6 GHz Dual Core OS X 10.6.8 CS5 47.3 Seconds
AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 48.3 Seconds
Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5 GHz Win 8.1 64 bit CC 2015 64 bit 48.6 Seconds
Intel Core i7 4510U 2.0 GHz Win 8.1 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 49.7 Seconds
Intel i5 650 Dual Core 3.2 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS4 51 Seconds
AMD Opteron 8222 SE Dual Core 3.0 GHz Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit CS5.1 64 bit 55 Seconds
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz overclocked to 3.15 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 55.3 Seconds
Intel i7 2.0 GHz Ivy Bridge OS X 10.7 CS6 55.4 Seconds
Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz OS X 10.8.3 CS5 56.3 Seconds
AMD A8-4500m APU with Radeon Graphics 1.90 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS4 58.9 Seconds
Intel Core i5-4260U 1.4 GHz OS X 10.9.2 Creative Cloud 59.4 Seconds
Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6 GHz Win 7 Pro 64 bit CS5 Portable 60.5 Seconds
Intel i5 M430 2.27 GHz Dual Core Windows 7 64 bit CS4 63.4 Seconds
Intel i5-2557M 1.7 GHz OS X 10.9.1 CC 14.0 x64 63.5 Seconds
Intel Dual Core i7 2620M 2.7 GHz OS X 10.7.3 CS6 Beta 63.9 Seconds
Intel i3-2328M 2.2 GHz Windows 7 Pro CS5.1 64.0 Seconds
Intel Mobile Core i5-520M 2.4 GHz OS X 10.6.5 CS5 Extended 65.6 Seconds
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz OC to 3.6 GHz Windows XP 32 bit CS5 32 bit 65.6 Seconds
Intel Core i5-480M 2.67 GHz Win 8 Developer Preview CS5 64 bit 65.7 Seconds
Intel i5-2540m 2.6 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 67.0 Seconds
Intel i3-2328m 2.2 GHz Win 8.1 Pro CS6 Extended 67.0 Seconds
Intel Core2 Duo 2.8 GHz OS X 10.6.8 CS5 64 bit 67.6 Seconds
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz XP Pro CS5 68.2 Seconds
Intel Core i3 540 3.06 GHz Win 7 64 bit Photoshop CC 69.3 Seconds
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS5 64 bit 69.9 Seconds
Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 2.66 GHz OS X 10.6.7 CS5 64 bit 72.2 Seconds
G5 Quad Core PowerPC 2.5 GHz OS X 10.5.8 CS3 74.7 Seconds
Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz OS X 10.6 CS5 74.9 Seconds
Intel Core i7 M620 2.66 GHz OS X 10.6.2 CS5 64 bit 76.3 Seconds
Intel Core2 Duo Processor E6600 2.40 GHz OS X 10.8.2 CS6 64 bit 79.4 Seconds
Intel Core2 Duo 2.66 GHz OS X 10.5.8 CS4 Extended 87.3 Seconds
Intel Core2 Duo 2.1 GHz OS X 10.7.4 CS5 90.2 Seconds
Intel Pentium P6200 2.13 GHz Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit CS5 64 bit 92.5 Seconds
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz OS X 10.6.8 CS5 92.6 Seconds
Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 Merom 2.33 GHz Windows XP CS5 101 Seconds
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz OS X 10.4 CS3 110.5 Seconds
AMD Athlon X2 7750 @2.70 GHz Windows 7 CS4 111.2 Seconds
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 @2.33 GHz Windows XP PS7 120 Seconds
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ dual core 2.3 GHz Windows XP CS 2 139 Seconds
AMD Opteron 270 2x Dual Core 2.01GHz Vista 64 bit CS 2 155.7 Seconds
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ dual core 2.0 GHz Windows XP Pro CS 3 179 Seconds
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ dual core 2.8 GHz Win 7 64 bit CS 5 64 bit 187.3 Seconds
Intel Pentium D 2.80 GHz Windows XP CS2 191 Seconds
Intel Celeron U3400 1.07GHz Windows Vista CS6 64 bit 191.4 Seconds
Dual Power PC 2.0 GHz OSX 10.3 CS3 200.4 Seconds
Intel Core i3 370M 2.40GHz Windows 7 CS5 201.4 Seconds
Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz Windows XP CS5 213.9 Seconds
Intel Atom D525 1.80GHz Ubuntu 64 bit CS4 Portable in Wine 274 Seconds
Dual 1-GHz PowerPC G4 OS X 10.4.11 CS2 341.5 Seconds
Dual 1.8 GHz 64 bit PowerPC G5 OS X 10.3.9 CS 403.8 Seconds
AMD XP 2800+ ( .797 GHz ) Windows XP CS1 560.7 Seconds
PowerPC 7447a G4 1.5 GHz OS X 10.5 CS3 572.7 Seconds
Intel Atom Z520 1.33 GHz Windows 7 CS5 691 Seconds
Transmeta Efficeon TM8600 1.0GHz Windows XP CS 1361.6 Seconds

 

Great news, one of the many 1000’s of people who read my blog weekly, ( ok, hundreds of people who read my blog ) preformed the radial blur test on his computer at several different over clocking speeds. This is a great way to get an apples to apples comparison for CPU test results. Without any further delay, I present the test times, computer setup, and over clocking speeds from Steve Lingeman of Burke, Virginia.

Steve’s computer with prices as purchased from newegg.com

The total build cost for the system (not including Win 7) was $2853.79 plus $35 shipping.

LIAN LI ARMORSUIT PC-P50 Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case – $149.99

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 – $439.99
WD RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ – 2 @ $159.99 ea – $319.98
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler – $33.88
LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner SATA Model WH10LS30 – $139.99
ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel MB – $294.99
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz – $1,049.99
Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W P/S – $119.99
DIAMOND 5850PE51G Radeon HD 5850 – $304.99

After the build Steve had some thoughts about the video card. “Also, instead of the Diamond/ATI videocard, I think I’d go with an Nvidia GTX480 (or eventually the GTX485) for about the same price. Selecting the ATI was poor planning. I was not thinking about the acceleration provided by Nvidia’s Cuda GPU. It’s not a big deal for PS5 but it makes a huge difference editing video with Premiere Pro CS5.”

Here are the results from Steve’s custom computer build.

CPU Operating System Photoshop Version Seconds
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown @ 3.33 GHz Windows7 64 bit CS5 18.9 Sec.
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown overclocked to 3.70 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS5 17.3 Sec.
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown overclocked to 3.93 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS5 16.2 Sec.
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown overclocked to 4.03 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS5 15.7 Sec.
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown overclocked to 4.11 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS5 15.3 Sec.
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown overclocked to 4.42 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS5 14.3 Sec.
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown overclocked to 4.70 GHz Windows 7 64 bit CS5 14.0 Sec.

 

February 2011 update: To quote Eddie Murphy from the movie 48 Hours, “there’s a new sheriff in town” & his name is Mac Pro with 12 cores.

A reader has sent in a new chart topping time of 9.3 seconds using the photoshop benchmark test on his brand spanking new 12 core Mac Pro. Here are the details of the machine – Mac Pro running OS X 10.6 – Dual 6 core Intel 2.93 GHz Xeon Westmere CPU – 8 GB of RAM – ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB – Tested using Photoshop CS5 64 bit – Priced at $6349 – Here’s the interesting note, the reader purchased his brand new top of the line chart busting desktop computer for video editing. He said of the new computer “nice to have a top score machine at least once”.
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September 2012 Update – A PC now tops the time chart with a smoking fast 8.3 second time. Most interesting is that it’s a home built computer that cost just $2115.

January 2015 Update – A 24 core PC now tops the chart with a time of 6.3 seconds. Techguy’s new PC computer  that was custom built by  xicomputer.com runs two 12 core Intel Xeon E5-2695 2.4 GHz processors on the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system.

October 2016 Update – A 28 core PC now tops the chart with a time of 3.8 seconds. Techguy’s new PC computer that was custom built runs two 14 core Intel Xeon E5-2690 V4 2.6 GHz processors on the Windows 10 Pro operating system.

Windows 7 64 bit

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  1. 4.3 seconds running Photoshop CC 2019 (20.0.6)

    Stock AMD 3900X @ 3.8 GHz (base) / 4.05 GHz (all-core boost)
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 18362.418 (1903/May 2019 Update)
    August 2019 custom build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DsnMGG

  2. PC #1
    CPU AMD 3400G ( running at 3990 Mhz)
    Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro Wifi (ITX)
    DDR 4 Ram 2 x 16 Gb HyperX running at 2666 Mhz
    Samsung NVME 950 Pro 250 gb drive
    No extra Grafics Card
    Time 14.1 Seconds

    PC #2
    Amd Threadripper 1900x ( running at 3990 Mhz)
    Gigabyte Designare x399
    Asus Nvidia GTX 950 Grafics Card
    DDR 4 Ram Hyper X 2 x 4 GB running at 2800 Mhz
    Samsung 906 Evo NVME 250 Gb drive
    8.4 Seconds

    My new Itx System with AMD 3400G Cpu with no grafics card works much better with Photoshop then expected!!!

  3. Intel 6 Core i7-6800k @ 3.4 GHz – Over Clocked to 4.3 GHz
    Windows 10 Pro
    CC 2019 V 20.0.5
    10.2 Seconds

  4. 16.8 Seconds
    Mac OS X 10.14.
    Intel 6 Core Xeon W3680 3.33 GHz (Mac 5.1)
    Photoshop CC

  5. Windows 10 1803 64 bit
    Intel i5 4590 3.3 Ghz with turbo boost to 3.7 Ghz
    10GB Ram ddr3 1600mhz
    GTX 750ti
    Photoshop CC 2018 64bit
    SSD 128GB

    22.2 seconds

  6. These are my results using a
    6 Core AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz
    3.6 GHz = 10.5 seconds
    4.0 GHz = 9.2 seconds
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    On Photoshop CC 2018

  7. PS CC 2019
    Windows 10 64bit
    CPU: Ryzen 2700
    Asrock B450M Pro4
    16GB Ram
    7.7 Seconds

  8. Notebook Packard Bell TK85
    Intel Core i5 M540 2.53 GHz
    8 GB RAM
    SSD Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB
    Windows 10 64 bits
    Photoshop CC 64 bits
    Time – 27.7 Seconds

  9. Intel i7 8700k at 3.7 GHz – Turbo boost to 4.7 GHz
    64 gb Ram -Windows 10 pro 1803 – O.S. in SSD M2 x2 Kingston SA1000 – File in SSD 2.5 ” Crucial MX500 1Tb
    Photoshop cc 2018 v. 19.1.5
    9.1 Seconds

  10. 6.7 Seconds
    AMD Ryzen 2700X – 8 Cores – 16 Threads – 3.3 GHz – Boost to 4.2 GHz
    Radeon 480 – 16 Gb ram

    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1803
    Photoshop CC 2015

  11. 5.1 Seconds

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X – 16 Cores – 32 Threads
    3.4 GHz – Boost to 4.0 GHz

    1080 TI – 32Gb ram

  12. 27.8 Seconds
    PC HP 6200 Pro Microtower
    Intel Core i5- 2400 CPU @ 3.10MHz without overclock
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bits
    Intel HD Graphics and 12 GB of RAM
    Photoshop CC 2018
    with Chrome open…

  13. In 27.8 Seconds
    PC HP 6200 Pro Microtower
    Intel Core i5- 2400 CPU @ 3.10MHz without overclock
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bits
    Intel HD Graphics and 12 GB of RAM
    with Chrome open…

  14. Imac 27 – 2.66 GHz Core i5 (I5-750)
    MacOs 10.12.6
    PhotoShop CC 2017.0
    21 seconds

  15. Intel Core i7-7820x Skylake-X overclocked to 4.6 Ghz
    64GB RAM
    Win 10 PRO 64
    Photoshop CC 2018
    5.0 Seconds

  16. Intel 7820x, 8 cores @ 3.6GHz
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Photoshop Creative Cloud 2017
    Time: 6.0 Seconds

    Results with Over Clocking to 4.6 GHZ – 5.2 Seconds

    Full system:
    Intel Skylake-X 7820x (8 cores)
    32GB DDR4 2400MHz Ram
    8GB Sapphire RX 580 video card
    240GB OWC Pro 6G SSD Boot drive (had it sitting unused in my cabinet)
    NZXT Kraken x52 CPU Radiator
    4 Thermaltake case fans
    EVGA 750w G3 Gold PSU
    Fractal Design Meshify C
    Total cost: $1,950

  17. Intel Xeon W3690 3.46 GHZ – 6 Core – 12 Thread
    16GB ECC RAM
    Win 10 PRO 64
    Photoshop CC 2018
    17.0 Seconds

  18. MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)
    1.8 GHz Intel Core i5
    macOS Sierra 10.12.5
    Photoshop CC 2013, Version 14.0
    Test Time: 45.3 Seconds

  19. CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon X5675 3.06 GHz 6-Core Westmere
    OS: MacOS Sierra 10.12.5
    PS Version: CC 2017.0.1
    Test Time: 8.4 Seconds

  20. Thanks for providing this benchmark.
    Intel Core i7-6567U 3.3GHz – MacBookPro13,2 – OS Sierra 10.12.5 – Photoshop CC 2017.1.1 – duration 30 seconds

  21. Hi, ran the test, neat stuff. Would like to submit my results.

    CPU: Intel i7-4930K 3.6 GHz overclocked to 4.3 Ghz
    OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    Photoshop Ver. CS6 64-bit
    Time: 11.7 sec

  22. Mac Pro ( mid-2010 ) 2 x Intel 6-Core Xeon X5670 2.93 GHz – Sierra 10.12.3 – Photoshop CC :
    8.9 Seconds (without GPU)
    9.0 Seconds (With GPU 980 TI)

  23. On Mid 2013 MacBook Air – Intel Dual Core i7 4650U 1.7 GHz, 42.9 Seconds
    Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.0.0

  24. Tried today this test on a laptop with Intel Core i3-5005u 2.0 GHz, Win 10 64 bit, PP CC 2015.
    Time: 61 Seconds
    So 5th generation i3 is like 1st generation i7 🙂

  25. Intel i7 6700K Over Clocked to 4.4 GHz
    Windows 7 Pro
    Photoshop 12.1 x64 ( CS5.1 )
    12.5 seconds

  26. Intel i5-4690k Stock
    GeForce GTX 750 Ti
    8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM
    Photoshop CC 2014.0.0
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    GPU Accel -Off
    16.9 Seconds

  27. Intel i7-5960X 8-core @3.5GHz. Win10 64-bit. Photoshop CC. Result: 8.1 seconds.

    Tried again after closing everything else than Photoshop. Tiny improvement on speed.

  28. Intel i7-5960X 8-core @3.5GHz. Win10 64-bit. Photoshop CC. Result: 8.3 seconds.

    I was too lazy to close other programs, I have lots and lots open. Might try again after closing.

  29. 2x E5-2683 v4 2.1 GHz – Max Turbo 3.0GHz (32 Cores/64 Threads)
    PC Hackintosh running Mac OS 10.12 ( Sierra ), Photoshop CC 2017
    3.3 Seconds

  30. Intel Core i7 – 2600 3.4 GHz at turbo mode,
    Win 7 64 bit, Photoshop CC 2017.0.0 64 bit
    17.8 sec

  31. CPU:

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5700HQ @ 2.70GHz

    OS:

    Win 10 64bit

    Photoshop version:

    Adobe Photoshop Version: 2015.0.0 20150529.r.88 2015/05/29:23:59:59 CL 1024429 x64

    Time:

    18.2 seconds

  32. Vmware 6.0 fully patched
    2 x Xeon E5620 2.4ghz (8 total cores, [8ht cores…] HT enabled)
    Dell r710 144gb
    Test server: Data resides on 2x240gb raid 0 Samsung ssds, OS on 1x120gb ssd
    1 VM loaded, win 7 pro 64 (Windows is not fully patched…)…
    Running Photoshop 5.5 unpatched…

    2 cores 1 cpu (matters in so far as how ram is handed out…), 2gb ram, 2:38.94, x32
    16 core 2 cpu, 4GB, 0:21.37, x32
    8 core 2 cpu, 4GB, 0:25.17, x32
    4 core 2 cpu, 4GB, 0:49.29, x32
    2 core 2 cpu, 4GB, 1:35.54, x32
    2 core 2 cpu, 4GB, 1:24.85, x64
    4 core 2 cpu, 4GB, 0:42.54, x64
    8 core 2 cpu, 4GB, 0:21.79, x64
    16 core 2 cpu, 4GB, 0:18.20, x64

    16 core 2 cpu, 4GB, (changed virtual gpu ram from 4mb to 128mb), 0:18.08, x64

    I have a laptop as well…Dell Precision 3510, i5-6300HQ @ 2.3ghz, 16GB Ram, AMD FirePro W5130M 2GB, 1TB Samsung SSD…Win 10 Pro; 0:19.86; run on unpatched Photoshop 5.5 Prem

  33. Vmware 5.5 sp3
    1 x Xeon E5620 2.4ghz (4 total cores, HT enabled)
    Dell r710 48gb
    Most data resides on local SAS 15k drives.
    7 VM’s running on this server at the time of the bench.

    VM – 2012 r2 fully patched, 3 cores allocated, 10GB allocated
    Bench Time: 186 seconds (3 min 6 seconds)

    No installed video card or enabled video hardware emulation… About 10 users on during the bench, and at the time of the test about 50% cpu and ram usage on the vm… Not a very good result, nor one that should be added to the times above, but i thought it might be interesting to someone. I’ll try to post another one sometime when its a little less pegged out.

  34. Intel i7 6700K 4.0 GHz
    Windows 10 Enterprise N
    Photoshop CC 2015 64 bit
    16.5 Seconds

  35. Hi,
    I love this benchmark idea!

    My result: 6.6s
    2x 8-core XEON e5-2670 v1 @2.6 Ghz (total of 16 cores / 32 threads)
    Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 64 bit
    Win 10 Pro x64

  36. Just tested this on my custom built hack-mac, running an i7-5820k overclocked to 4.6 GHz. Test came out in 10.4s, photoshop cc 2015.1, and OS is OS X El Capitan 10.11.6.

    Comparing this to the Win10 scores, there’s absolutely no difference between OSX and Win10 🙂

  37. Hi! I am sending you the new top score for you list
    2x Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 2.6GHz – 14 CPU cores on each Xeon E5-2690, for a total of 28 cores (56 logical cores)
    Completes the action in 3.8 Seconds
    CC 2015 on Windows 10
    https://youtu.be/SOH0hdYR36Y?t=3m47s
    Cheers

  38. Intel i3-2328M @2.2GHz
    8GB RAM (Not that it matters)
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Photoshop CS6 Extended
    67 seconds
    I’m definitely updating my system.

  39. Intel i7-5820K 3.3 GHz overclocked to 4.6 GHz
    Windows 10 Pro
    Creative Cloud – PS 2015.5
    10.4 seconds

  40. CPU Intel Xeon e5-4650 2.7 GHz Turbo boost 3.3 GHz
    32 Gb Ram 1600 mhz
    Asus x79
    PS 6
    Win10 Pro
    Time 13.7 seconds

  41. Hi, this is my test result on this setup:

    Processor: Intel Core i7 – 3770 CPU 3.40 GHz
    Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
    Photoshop CS6 Extended
    Time: 20.7 seconds

    All the finest and thanks for the test!
    Daniel

  42. Intel i7-3610qm 2.3 GHz
    WIN 10 64-bit
    PS CC 2015

    23.0 Seconds

  43. Dell Inspiron 5520
    Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost 3.1 GHz)
    8 GB 1600 mhz RAM
    Windows 8.1 64-bit
    Photoshop CC 2015 64-bit
    48.6s

  44. CPU: G5 Quad Core PowerPC 2.5Ghz
    OS : OS X 10.5.8
    CS3
    Time: 74.7

  45. CPU: Xeon X5670 overclocked to 4.4ghz
    OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Photoshop: CC 2015 64-bit
    Result: 13.0s

  46. CPU: Intel i5-4690K Over Clocked to 4.6 GHz
    Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Photoshop Version: CC 2015 64-bit
    Test Time: 14.1 Seconds

  47. 2 x E5-2670 2.6 GHz ( 16 Cores )

    CS6 64bit

    Windows Server 2012 R2

    4500×3000 size 7.5 sec

    9000×6000 size (200% bicubic sharper reduction) – 37.5 sec
    13500×9000 size (300% bicubic sharper reduction) – 98 sec

  48. Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz – Windows 8.1 – Photoshop CC 2015 – 35 seconds

  49. Intel i7 5820K 3.3 GHz overclocked to 4.0 GHz
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Photoshop CC 2015 64 bit
    Time 11.3 sec

  50. Intel i7-5820K Over Clocked to 4.5 GHz
    Windows 10
    Adobe CC 2015
    Test Time 10.9 sec+

  51. Lenovo y50
    Intel i7 4710Hq 2.5Ghz 28.2 Seconds

  52. Quad Core Core i7 3840QM @ 4.0ghz
    Windows 8.1
    Test Time: 17.2s
    Creative Cloud 2014.2.0

  53. Early 2014 Macbook Air 13″
    4Gb 256HD
    Photoshop CC
    Intel Intel i5-4260U 1.4 GHz
    59.4s

  54. 49.7 Seconds
    Lenovo Yoga 2
    Intel i7 4510U 2.0 GHz with 3.1 GHz Turbo Boost
    8 GB RAM
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    CS5

  55. Intel Core i3 540, Photoshop CC (64-bit), Windows 7 64-bit, 1 GB nVidia GTX 550Ti, 4GB RAM : 69.3s

  56. Macbook Pro 15″ Intel i7-4770HQ 2.2GHz with turbo boost to 3.4 GHz (mid 2014)
    OS X 10.9.4
    Photoshop CS6 64-bit
    24.3 seconds

  57. Time: 58.9 Seconds

    AMD A8-4500m APU with Radeon(tm) Graphics 1.90 GHz
    6gb ram
    Windows 7 64 bit
    CS4

  58. Time was 12.35 sec.

    Intel i7 4930k ( 6 cores ) at stock speed of 3.4 GHz ( turbo boost to 3.9 GHz )
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    CS6 extended

  59. 15.8 seconds
    Intel Core i7-4771 3.50 GHz
    Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
    CS6 64 bit Extended

  60. Intel i5 4670 3.4 Ghz , 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz, GeForce GTX 650Ti 1GB, c4 Cruisal 128 GB SSD, PS CS6 64bit, Windows 8.1
    Time: 20.3 Seconds

  61. Intel core i5-3330 3.00GHz (Oct 2013, $664)
    Win 7 Pro 64bit
    CC 14.2.1 x64 (trial)
    34.7 Seconds

  62. Test was completed in 6.4 seconds
    using:
    Photoshop CC 64-bit
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
    HP Z820 Workstation
    Intel Xeon CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.60GHz (2 processors)

  63. Late 2013 MacPro
    Intel Xeon Processor E5-1660 V3 3.0 GHz
    32 GB 1867 Mhz DDR3 RAM
    D700’s GPU
    OSX 10.9.1
    10.8 sec with Photoshop CC (newest update available as of jan 24, 2014)

  64. Intel i5-2557m (MBA 13″ 2011 mid)
    osx 10.9.1
    photoshop cc 14.0 x64
    63.5 Seconds

  65. 6 secs to finish the test. Here’s the spec:
    Dell T7600 2x Xeon E5-2680 8 cores (20M Cache, 2.70 GHz)
    256GB DDR3-1600 ECC/Reg RAM
    Quadro K5000
    Windows 8.1
    Photoshop CC 14.1.2 x64

  66. 14.5 seconds to complete your radial blur test. (Note: Photoshop only makes use of one of the two installed GPUs)

    Late 2013 MacPro 3.5 GHz Intel® Xeon Processor E5-1650 v2, OSX 10.9.1 (Mavericks), Photoshop CC ( CS6.1.2 )

    Adobe Photoshop Version: 14.1.2 (14.1.2 20130923.r.427 2013/09/23:23:00:00) x64
    Operating System: Mac OS 10.9.1
    System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:62, Stepping:4 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, HyperThreading
    Physical processor count: 6
    Logical processor count: 12
    Processor speed: 3500 MHz
    Built-in memory: 65536 MB
    Free memory: 43700 MB
    Memory available to Photoshop: 62834 MB
    Memory used by Photoshop: 70 %

  67. Intel i7-3770k overclocked to 4.9GHz with HT disable ( Hyper-Threading Disable )
    Win7 64bit
    CS6 64 bit
    15.3 Seconds

  68. Intel i7-3770k overclocked to 4.6GHz
    Win7 64bit
    CS6 64 bit
    16.6 Seconds

  69. Intel Xeon E5-4650 2.7 GHz ( 8 Cores/ 16 threads ) Max turbo boost 3.3 GHz
    16gb Win7 Pro – 64 bit
    time 18.8 sec

  70. Custom Built PC / Hackintosh
    OS X 10.8.4 – Photoshop CS6
    Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4 GHz Overclocked to 4.2 GHz
    Time – 20.00 seconds

  71. Thinkpad T520 with i7-2670QM @ 2.20GHz with Win7 and CS5 – 32.0s

  72. Photoshop CS6 64-bit
    Intel Celeron U3400 1.07GHz CPU

    191.4 seconds

  73. Apple MacBook Pro 15″ Early 2011
    Core i7 (I7-2635QM) 2.0 GHz
    4GB DDR3 1333 RAM
    OS X 10.8.3
    Photoshop CS6 (13.0)
    41.4s

  74. Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06Ghz with Mac OSX 10.8.3 with 56.3s

  75. Apple Aluminum MacBook
    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    OS X 10.8.2
    Photoshop CS6 x64

    79.4 seconds

  76. Apple Power Mac G4
    Dual 1GHz PowerPC G4, 1MB L3 cache per processor
    OS X 10.4.11
    Photoshop CS2

    341.5 seconds

    Faster than the dual 1.8GHz G5? Possibly due to the newer version of Photoshop?

  77. Just run the test on my new low-budget notebook, an Asus X55C
    CPU: i3 2328M @ 2,2GHz, 6GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM, Win7 professional 64bit and Photoshop CS5.1 x64.

    64,0 sec.

  78. I just did the test on my new iMac 2012, 2.9GHz (Turbo to 3.6GHz) GT650M 512MB graphics card and I got 26.3 seconds with Photoshop CS6.

  79. On my HP XW6600 – 16.3 sec

    (2x Xeon E5450 3.0GHz; 20GB RAM; nVidia Quadro FX 3700; Win7; CS6)

  80. 201.4 Lenovo thinkpad edge laptop, Intel Core i3 370M @ 2.40GHz windows 7 32bit, photoshop CS5

  81. Dell Precision T5500 Workstation with dual Xeon X5690 (Westmere) 6 core processors at 3.46 GHz, 48 GB RAM, 2 TB SSD array, ATI 7850:

    9.9 seconds.

    -Noel

  82. CPU transmeta TM8600 @ 1.0GHz
    Windows XP
    Photoshop CS
    1361.6 seconds

  83. 8.3s

    http://youtu.be/ezzfBUYVmBg

    CS6 v13.0.1

    2x Intel Xeon 2.3GHz 8-Core 16 ES $300 each from evilbay 🙂
    MB ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS $470
    RAM KanputerBay 64GB 1333 8-8-8-22-T1 $270
    AMD HD7970 $400
    2x Sandisk Extreme SSD 240GB $310
    2x cpu cooler $65
    Total $2115 include shipping 🙂
    reuse my old stuff = Case, PSU, 2xcorsair GT 120GB as scratchdisk & WIN7 64-bit

  84. 18.1 sec. with /core I7 3770 3.4ghz, 16GB ram, CS6 64 bit

  85. OSX 10.7 with Intel i7-950 @3.06 GHz was 30.3 Seconds

  86. I was thinking that my MacPro 1.1 with 2 x Quad core 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon is running a little slow. (24 GB RAM, 240 GB SSD0 etc.)

    18.5 seconds – not so bad maybe.

    Thanks for the test.

    -Evan

  87. Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40 GHz
    Win 7 ultimate 64 bit CS3 40.9 Seconds

    really appreciate the comparisons, great work

  88. MacBook Pro 13.3″ Early 2011
    Intel Core i5 2.4 Ghz
    4GB RAM
    Result: 74.9 Seconds

  89. 2012 Macbook Air Intel Dual Core i7 2.0 GHz PS6 55.4 Seconds – OS X 10.6

  90. Thank you very much for this blogpost! I was looking for benchmarks using Photoshop. Your article gives the clearest description of using automation for this purpose.

    — Kirill.

  91. Intel i7 2700k Sandy Bridge Processor @ 3.5GHz
    16gig ram
    Win 7 Pro 64 bit
    CS5 64 bit
    19 sec

  92. 2012 MacBook Pro Retina 8GB RAM 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 512MB Intel HD Graphics 4000 took 23.4 seconds in CS5.1 Photoshop 64 bit

  93. PC#1
    Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz overclocked to 4.0 GHz
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
    CS5 64 bit
    18.4 sec.

    PC#2
    Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz
    Windows XP HE
    CS5
    213.9 sec.
    😉

  94. 16.1 seconds using a Intel i5 2500k 3.3 GHz overclocked to 4.8 GHz on Windows 7 64bit with Photoshop CS6

  95. Mac Pro Dual 1.8GHz PowerPC G5, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Photoshop CS – 403.8 seconds

  96. Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 Ghz
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Memory 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    Graphics
    Chipset Model: GMA X3100
    Type: GPU

    OS: OS X 10.7.4

    Test Score: 90.2 Sec.

  97. Just did this test on my PowerBook 12″ 1 GHz from 2003.

    It took 790 seconds on CS2.

    Still respectable as I find. 🙂

  98. Oh my poor computer. ’05 PowerBook G4 @ 1.5ghz, OS X Leopard. It took 572.7 seconds.

  99. OS: Mac Os X 10.7
    Computer: Mac Pro (2.1) – 2 x 3 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Photoshop CS6
    Test-time: 20.7 seconds

  100. Hi.

    My PC Spec
    CPU AMD Dual Core Opteron 8222 SE 3.0 GHz
    MotherBoard Tyan n3600B (s2927)
    Mem 1G*8
    VGA Radeon HD3870
    HDD Hitachi500G*3 (RaidZero)+2T*2
    OS Windows7 Ultimate-64 bit

    Photoshop CS5.1-64 bit
    Radial Blur Test

    55 seconds

  101. – Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525 @ 1.80GHz
    – Ubuntu 64bit, CS4 portable in wine
    – 274 seconds

  102. Miika,
    Did you remember to subtract the time it took to load the photo. I’ve seen that take up to .5 seconds.
    That would improve your time. The other possible answer is, that the test is being run on many different
    computers, and while the test times with the same CPU’s are pretty close, and in some cases exactly the same,
    there are too many other slight variables that can effect the results.

  103. – Intel i7-3930k 3.2 GHz Sandy Bridge overclocked to 4.7 GHz
    – Win7 64 bit
    – CS5.1 64 bit
    – 11.8 seconds.

    I wonder how those results with same CPU were slightly faster than mine, especially the one with 0.4 less GHz..

  104. Photoshop CS6 beta … OSX 10.7.3 MacBook Pro i7 2.7GHz (2620M) = 63.9 sec

  105. Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz overclocked to 3.6 GHz
    Windows XP 32 bit
    CS5 32 bit
    65.6 Seconds

  106. I am surprised. My Intel E8200 clocked to 3.15MHz running CS5 64bit Windows 7 completed the test in 55.3 sec
    Intel i5-2400 stock running CS3 Extended 64bit Window 7 completed in 23 sec
    Intel i5-2500K overclocked to 4.1Hz running CS5 64 bit Windows 7 competed in 17.5 sec

  107. AMD 1090T (6 core) O/Clock to 4GHZ – Win & 64-bit – CS 5 Extended – 26.9 sec

  108. i-5 2400 3.1mhz, Asus p8z68v-lx board, 16gb Corsair 1600 ram, 1tb seagate HDD, xfx radeon 6790 1gb card, no additional scratch disk, Win7 64bit home, cs5 64bit = 23.8 Seconds

  109. Low cost Notebook
    Acer Travelmate 5744Z
    Pentium P6200 2,13 GHZ
    6GB RAM DDR3 1333Mhz
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
    Photoshop CS5 64 bit

    Test result: 92,5 sec.

  110. Self built PC
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 (3.2 GHZ default speed)
    8GB DDR2 800 Mhz RAM
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
    Photoshop CS5 64 bit
    Nvidia GT240

    Test Result: 45.7 sec.

  111. Intel Core i7-2600k (overclocked to 4.5 GHz)
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended 64-bit
    Test time: 15.6 seconds

  112. Intel core 2 duo e8400 @ 3.0ghz (stock) Win7 x64 CS5x64 61.6 Seconds

  113. Core i5 480M 2.67 GHz
    2010 Sony Vaio Core
    Windows 8 Developer Preview
    Photoshop CS5 64bit – Test time 65.7 seconds

  114. Sorry, forgot to add, the i5-2540m runs at 2.6ghz

  115. Custom built PC, Windows 7 64-bit with Photoshop CS5 64-bit, AMD Phenom II x6 1055T overclocked to 3.5ghz, 8gb RAM, 29.6 seconds.

    Also ran it on my Thinkpad T420 with a i5-2540m 2.6 GHz processor, Windows 7 64-bit, 8gb RAM, Photoshop CS5 64-bit, 67.0 seconds

  116. **UPDATE**

    Did a mild overclock to above Bulldozer system and re-ran test…

    At 4.1ghz (aircooled), test time is now –

    18.0 seconds

    AMD FX-8150 4.1ghz – $250
    16gb DDR3 1600 – $82
    GT-240 – $60
    Win 7 64bit
    CS5 64 bit

  117. 20.4 seconds

    AMD FX-8150 3.6ghz – $250
    16gb DDR3 1600 – $82
    GT-240 – $60
    Win 7 64bit
    CS5 64 bit

    Not too bad for a box-stock AMD Bulldozer system. The whole machine cost me about $600. I think it’s the best bang for the buck system overall.

  118. 10.8 Seconds —

    Intel Core i7 3930K Overclocked to ~4.8 GHz, CS5, 64-bit, Windows (Old school spinning hard drive)

  119. Intel i5-2500k overclocked to @4.4ghz Win7 64 bit – 17.6s

  120. 11.7 Seconds —

    Intel Core i7 3930K Overclocked to ~4290 GHz. CS5 64 bit, Windows (Old school spinning hard drive)

  121. CS5 64 bit
    Windows 7 64 bit
    HP Pavilion DV7-6163 notebook with i7-2630QM @ 2.GHz
    6GB RAM
    approx. $800

    Result: 27.4 seconds

  122. on a intel s5000xvn dual quadcore xeon 2.0 E5405 with 4 gig fully bufferd ram with a 5400 rpm 320 wd disk

    27.0 seconds

  123. Mac Pro
    Dual 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5620 Westmere processors
    24GB 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
    ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
    OSX.7.2
    Photoshop CS5.1 Extended 64bit
    16.7s

  124. 25.2 seconds CS5 64 bit
    i5 2500K stock speed
    OS-X hackintosh Lion 10.7.2
    12gb RAM
    8800 GTS video card

  125. Photoshop Benchmark score of 13.4 secs on new Intel I7-2700K system overclocked to 5.1Ghz – Win 7 64bit – CS5 64 bit
    Details of the system brought from Newegg.com and Amazon.com
    CPU Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz $369.00
    MB ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 $220.00
    Graphic 2x ASUS MATRIX GTX580 $1,059.98
    RAM 16GB of Corsair PC15000 $159.98
    SSD Corsair Force Series GT 240GB $409.99
    Cache SSD OCZ Vertex 3 60GB SSD $108.99
    HDD Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB HDD $249.99
    CD/DVR Pioneer CD/DVR-219BK $19.99
    CPU Cooler Corsair H70 water cooler $99.99
    PSU CORSAIR AX750 PSU $144.99
    Case Corsair Obsidian 650D case $186.99
    Card Reader USB 3.0 Front Panel Card Reader $39.99
    Network USB 802.11N Wireless $39.99
    FANS 240mm and 2x120mm $57.97
    KB and Mouse ogitech Wireless Ergonomic Wave Combo $67.99
    Total $3,235.83

  126. Intel Core i5 2300 (2.8Ghz)
    Windows 7 64 Bit
    Adobe Photoshop CS5 64 Bit
    nVidia Geforce GT 440 GPU 1MB

    Time 26.8s

  127. Lenovo W701 ThinkPad (2010 purchase)
    Windows 7 Enterprise /64bit
    Intel Corei7 X920 @ 2GHz
    16GB RAM
    NVidia Quadro FX 3800M
    Photoshop CS5 running alone
    40.5s
    Not too shabby for a Windows laptop! (Configured with a secondary internal scratch drive as well).

  128. New computer – Mac Pro with 6 core Intel processor at 3.33 GhZ, running OSX 10.6.8

    Photoshop CS-5 64-bit speed test took 16.7 sec (all other applications closed)

  129. Imac with 3.6 Ghz intel i5

    Photoshop CS5

    Mac OSX 10.6.8

    47.3 s

  130. MacPro with 2 x 3.2 Ghz Quad core Xeon (2008) – 8 GB RAM – CS5.5 64bit – 15.6 seconds

  131. It took 87,3 sec to my early 2009 model 2,66 GHz Intel core2 duo equipped 17′ macbook pro with OsX 10.58 perform the test, with CS4 extended.

    Greetings from Finland, it would be interesting to run this test again when I’ll build an up to date PC for photoshopping and small scale video editing, hope only after some months…

  132. Great Stuff! Test results with my 15″ Mac Book Pro:

    2.8h GhZ Intel Core Duo
    OSX 10.6.8
    Photoshop CS5 64-bit
    67.6 seconds (all other applications closed)

  133. AMD Phenom X4 II 940 3.0GHz, Windows 7 64bit, CS5 64bit = 48.3

    Intel i7-2600S 3.4GHz, OS X 10.6.4 64bit, CS5 64bit = 19.6

  134. 9.2s

    Intel® S5520SCR Xeon™ Workstation Board
    2x Intel® Xeon™ X5690 3.46GHz Dual Hexa-core Processors
    Intel® Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
    24GB (12x2GB) Crucial DDR3-1333 ECC RAM
    2x 250GB Intel® 510 Series SSD SATA 6G
    120GB Intel® 510 Series SSD SATA 6G
    NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 590 3GB GDDR5 w/ PhysX
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

  135. Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0GHz, Windows XP Pro, CS5 = 68.2Sec

    This was ran on my work PC. I’ll run the test again when I am home.

  136. Windows 7 64-bit
    Adobe CS5 64-bit
    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
    33.7 seconds

  137. 72.2 seconds Macbook pro 2009 2.66ghz

    10.6.7 OSX

    Photoshop CS5 64bit

  138. quick add: I see in EZ bios cpu speed is now 3489 mhz

  139. Quick update, ran the test again but this time I entered the ASUS ez bios and selected to run at “Optimal” condition. I have no clue how to overclock so I tried that and got it to run 16.0 seconds. I previously sent you the time of 20.0 seconds, so that is a 4.0 second improvement simply by selecting the ASUS motherboard recommended settings.
    Needless to day I am very pleased with this.

  140. 20.0 seconds
    i7-2600k factory clock speed ( 3.4 GHz – 3.8 GHz with turbo boost )
    GTX 480
    CS5 64 bit
    128 GB SSD
    Win 7 pro 64

  141. 45.2 seconds – Sony Vaio i7-720qm, gt330m and 6gb ram,Win 7 64 bit
    28.8 seconds – Intel i5-750 @ 3.3gHz, 8gb ram,Win 7 Pro 64bit – CS5 64 bit

  142. 30.9 seconds
    Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 @ 3.33 GHz
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    CS5 65-bit
    8 Gigs ram (PC8500)
    OCZ Vertex 2 SSD (90 GIG)

    I really want a new machine, but it looks like ~$3000 will only get me ~2X the speed:

    Intel i7-2600k 3.4 GHz Sandy Bridge overclocked to 5.1 GHz; 14.2 seconds.

    and $10K will get me ~3x the speed:
    Intel 2 x 2.93 GHz 6 Core Core Xeon Westmere @ 9 seconds

    Maybe I should just be happy with what I have.

  143. 14.2 seconds
    i7-2600k @ 5.1GHz SB
    Windows 7 64
    Photoshop CS5 64bit
    16gb ram

  144. Hi, just recorded a time of 21.5 sec.

    Intel core i5-2500k @3.3GHz sandy bridge
    Windows 7 64bit home premium
    Photoshop CS5 64bit
    Onboard graphics

    Looks like the new generation core i5 is whipping the old i7 chips, even when using the on-board graphics. Good stuff Intel.

  145. 22.8 seconds
    Intel i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz 8MB L3 Cache, 12Gigs Ram, CS5 64-bit, Win 7 64-bit

  146. Intel I7 860 @ 2.8Ghz – Max Turbo overclock to 3.46 GHz, Win 7 64bit, CS5 64bit, 28.4 seconds

  147. Hello, I love my results and here they are..

    Win 7 64 bit ultimate – 24.4 sec – i7 870 2.93 GHz, 3.6 GHz with Turbo Boost – CS5 – 4gigs 1333 ram and gtx 480.

  148. 2010 Mac Book Pro 15″ Core i7 M620 2.66 GHz ( dual core )
    500GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive – 8GB Ram
    OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard
    Photoshop CS5 64bit – Test time 76.3 seconds

  149. 69.9 – win7 64bit – Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz – video card is ATI 5700 since used CS5 might have helped

  150. CS5 64 bit – 9.3 seconds on 12core mac, 2.93GHZ, 8GB Ram… no Programs closed.

  151. 65.6 seconds
    macbook pro 15″ 2010 version
    Intel i5 2.4GHZ
    OS X 10.6.5
    cs5 extended

  152. 29.7 seconds
    Intel Q9650 3.0 GHZ
    Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
    CS5 64 bit Extended

  153. Built my PC for photography about 2 years ago, buying ‘parts’ from NewEgg as well. Still was surprised to see my results – 36.8 seconds w/ CS3, XP Pro, and Intel Core2 Quad CPU (Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz).

    Thanks for sharing this!

  154. Laptop Asus N61 Core I7 720 QM 2.8Ghz with Turbo
    4Gb 1066 Mhz

    Windows 7 Pro 64 Bits
    CS5 Portable

    60.5s

  155. Intel Core I5 750 Overclocked 4.1 Ghz with Asus Turbo V Tool
    6 Gb 1600 Ram
    windows 7 64 bits
    CS2
    29.6 s

  156. i7-870 quad-core 2.93GHz
    Win7 64-bit
    CS2
    33.1 sec

  157. 187.3 Amd Athlon x2 dual core 2.8ghz 5600+ 6gb ram on Win 7 64 and cs5 64

  158. 14.2 sec running a Hexcore Mac 3.33 with CS5 in 64 bit mode. No other apps running other than the finder. OS 10.6.4

  159. AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz @ stock speed
    Win7 64-bit
    CS5

    42.6 sec

  160. New build:
    i7 870 OC @ 3.52 GHz, 8 Gb RAM
    Win 7 Pro 64 bit, CS5 32 bit (will change to 64 bit & re-try)
    31.4s average of 4 tries

    Previous build:
    AMD 3800+ x2 @ 2 GHz, 3 Gb RAM
    Win XP Pro 32 bit, CS3 32 bit
    179s

  161. 139 seconds, amd athlon 64 x2 4400+ 2.3ghz.

  162. I7-930 clocked to ~3.5Ghz, win7 64 bit
    CS5 64 bit – 24 seconds

  163. 38.4 seconds
    AMD x4 965 BE 3.4ghz, OC’ed to 3.86
    windows 7 64 bit
    8800 gts
    cs5

  164. Dell XPS i7 950 3.07GHZ Win7 64bit
    CS5 32bit = 32.4 sec
    CS5 64bit = 27.0 sec

  165. I just ran the test on my Dell XPS 435 with i7-920, 12 GB RAM and nVidia GTS240 with Win 7 & CS4 – time: 31.1s

  166. 15.6 sec, i7 970 OC at 4.0GHz, CS5 64-bit, 12GB, Windows 7

  167. 16.2 sec, i7 970 OC at 3.8GHz, CS5 64-bit, 12GB, Windows 7

  168. intel i7 930 2.8ghz
    12g 1066 OCZ ram
    EVGA GTX 470
    Win 7 pro 64 – CS5

    32.0 sec flat

  169. intel i5 3.2ghz with Windows 7 64 bit 51 seconds

  170. celeron e5300(2.5Ghz) 2G ram, intel G41, win7 32bit, CS5–>144s

  171. AMD X2 (2.71 GHz) 3 GB Ram (2G – 1G) Ati 1650XT – Windows 7 64 bits – Photoshop 64 bits—-> 111.2 sec
    no esta mal!

  172. Processor: Intel Core i7-980X
    Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D w/ 12GB Corsair DDR3-1600 RAM
    Timing at various processors speeds:
    18.9s @ 3.3GHz
    17.3s @ 3.7GHz
    16.2s @ 3.93GHz
    15.7s @ 4.03GHz (I run at this speed)
    15.3s @ 4.11GHz
    14.3s @ 4.42GHz
    14.0s @ 4.7GHz (system unstable)

    The system above is running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and Photoshop CS5 64 bit.
    I just put this system together. I have not had a chance to do any tuning aside from some rough overclocking.
    I think the memory could be tuned for better performance while overclocking.

  173. Dell 9100 2005 vintage, Pentium D CPU 2.80GHz
    Photoshop 7, 244 seconds.
    Photoshop CS2, 191 seconds.
    It’s a speed demon!

  174. 17.1 seconds. Intel i7 PC overclocked to 4.1 GHZ. Windows 7 and PS4 64 Bit.

  175. dual quad 2.8 16gb ram 21.7 seconds had lots of other stuff open

  176. Both with 4gb RAM, Win7 64bit, 64bit CS4.

    34.2s – $600 desktop. Q9400 2.66 quad core

    63.4s – $1200 laptop. i5 M430 2.27 dual core

  177. Mac Pro Dual Quad processors 8 GB RAM, 19.9 seconds.

  178. I’m running a S-low ship over here! 200.4 sec – MAC Dual G5 @ 2 GHz, PS3

  179. 120 seconds using PS7 on Dell Inspiron running Windows XP.
    CPU Intel Core2 Duo E6550 @2.33 GHz

  180. Hi, I just upgraded my PC setup and ran the improved test on both my new and my old setup.

    My new setup with AMD Phenom II x4 965 on a Gigabyte 790XTA-UD4 in Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with Adobe Photoshop CS4 64-bit resulted in 42,6 seconds.

    On the other hand, my old setup with AMD Athlon 64 3700+ (single core) on an Asus A8N32-SLI-Deluxe in Windows XP Professional 32-bit with Adobe Photoshop CS3 32-bit resulted in 283,2 seconds.

    I am going to assume that my money was well spent, as I was aiming for faster photoshop and lightroom delays 🙂

    Thanks for the great test!

    -Harry (from Finland)

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