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03-04-2013, 11:16 AM #11
@Steve, Nak actually has some fairly ludicrous speed and storage requirements given his photography and editing business. I don't think he meant it as trash talk ... it was just very matter-of-fact.
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03-04-2013, 11:54 AM #12
I too build my own desktops. I find that in the higher end I get more value.
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03-04-2013, 02:41 PM #14
Trust me, having that 10% extra power for the 100% increase in price is not everyone's cup of tea. But when I am processing 100 folders with 1000 10-20mg Raw files in them with a specific set of actions in photoshop, the number of cores and memory start digging in allow due to "volume" of data, basically how fast do you want it to get done with the least amount of down time.
Couple that with the fact that the 64bit version of windows 7, 8 and windows server 2003-2012 address more than 4gb of ram and the 64 bit version of photoshop is optimized for that, it comes down to time vs. money.
And adding to that, that SQL server is one hell of a memory hog......
Over 1 batch job I am saving many hours of processing time for me to do better things.
And of course the machines will surf the web, run office, etc..... but that is not the intention.
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Not trying to bash.... When I start a batch job in Photoshop on 100 folders with 1000 raw files in it, and I come back an hour later to find that there was a memory issue or the batch job is hung and I have to start over, it costs me allot of money.
I know the wrong way to fix the problem is to throw more hardware at it, but hey, I can't control the crap that these software companies put out, so the simplest way to fix the problem is give it too much hardware so it run through the process with out stopping.
When they finally optimize the software, then you get that much more done in the same amount of time. I also look at the hardware investment over the course of its life span.
You can buy a $500 pc and replace it every year or 2 and it is just enough to get you by. Or you take the initial hit, have hardware that will scream the day you buy it, and 10 years later when that amount of processing power comes to the $500, you reaped the benefits of the speed while it was ahead of the game. and put out about the same amount of money annually for that screaming mad fast hardware that the pc that was getting by did.
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03-04-2013, 07:06 PM #15
not that my wifes and Is laptops are any great shakes, but I used to give my dad crap that my smartphone had more horsepower then his old desktop. (cpu wise) he finally upgraded.
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03-04-2013, 07:09 PM #16
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03-04-2013, 07:13 PM #17
yeah, my dads old desktop had more memory and ram, but i had him in cpu. my galaxy S3 actually has a fair amount of ram. a full gig!
03-05-2013, 08:26 AM #18
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03-05-2013, 12:17 PM #19
I bought the US version with 2gb ram, and 32gb internal storage and I have a 64gb MicroSD XCHC card in the slot (96gb) of total storage space....... and unfortunately it is full.
Sandisk has had 128 and 256gb memory cards and has not released them yet (for about 4 years now).
It's a shame. I am not at the point where a 256gb micro SDXCHC card would be full on my phone but I am 60% there if I had one now.
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03-05-2013, 10:42 PM #20
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