I have Windows XP with service pack 2 on a Pentium 4, 2.4' GHz, 2 GB RAM computer. I am planning on migrating to a Mac Pro and would like to ensure that it is configured to perform for Lightroom and Photoshop.
When Lightroom performs the following functions, the Task Manager on my current computer shows 1''% CPU Usage:
I'm thinking that if there were additional CPU resources, then the performance would be better. I am under the impression that the CPU Usage relates to the processor. Which of the following configurations on a Mac Pro do you think would be able to process Lightroom & Photoshop without being at 1''% CPU Usage (and as a result slow):
- Lightroom Develop, click on an image "loading" message & 1''% cpu
- Lightroom Upload
- Lightroom Export
- Lightroom Library, full screen mode: click on filmstrip to see an image
Two 2.' GHz dual core Intel Xeon
Two 2.66 GHz dual core Intel Xeon
Two 3.' GHz dual core Intel Xeon
Two 3.' Quad core Intel Xeon
Or, am I off track and there is another solution?
Thanks very much!