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| p.1 #7 · OT: Help my LR 4.2 fly - whats in your box? |
I know my specs are beyond what you inquired on, but I thought you may be able to compare to others.
Intel i7-980X Extreme Gulftown 3.33GHz Six-Core Processor Overclocked to 4.0GHz
ASUS Rampage III Extreme 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard
Corsair Dominator-GT 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1866 RAM with Airflow Fan
(2) Intel X25-M Mainstream 2.5" 160GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) in RAID0
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
I didn't list my storage drive because I typically run everything from the OS drive and manually backup to the internal drive sporadically. Regardless, it plays no role in the performance.
As I've mentioned in the past, I've tried the SSDs as JBOD and RAID0. There was no difference. I was just too lazy to swap back to JBOD after I setup the RAID. Obviously, newer SSDs would be able to improve that area.
The machine is obviously scorching fast. During LR4.1 I deleted the preference file and purged all memory. That was the main thing that fixed LR. LR4.2 has retained the speed without a hiccup. My mobo also allows me to do all the BIOS-side tweaks mentioned across the web. I did similar adjustments when I built the machine a year ago. Running tests against others with similar spec levels has shown that the only bottleneck is now the processor. Since it's Intel's 3rd fastest processor (at one year old), I have no desire to upgrade for at least another year or two. (knocking on wood)
With regard to your inquiry, I have no delays in development at all. No sliders delay for me at any time. They did on the initial release of LR4.0. The only thing that will slightly slug for me personally is the brush if I have it set to auto-mask. Of course, this is where I'm my own worst enemy. I do my healing and cropping on my last pass. Swapping back and forth between these two tools is probably the hardest thing on the system. However, I still get through a wedding (cropping & cloning) in about an hour. That's cropping an average of 500 images and cloning probably 20-25% of them.
LR still exhibits the few seconds delay upon the first load of the develop module. Apparently, this is something Adobe cannot fix as it's done this for the entire LR4 release so far. It started that with the new process in 4.0. However, that is the only delay I experience. Moving image to image is practically instant.
Hope that helps in some way.