Last two tests run according to 1.0b4 docs. All tests calculated according to 1.0b4 PshopTestScore doc. I may have to edit this if I find any errors. It looks daunting but after a couple of tests, I got the hang of it and is straightforward. I have some more advanced tests that Boots wants me to run.

Ran Pshop 7.0.1 for TEST1 and TEST2, and Pshop CS demo 8.0 (8.0x119) for TEST4, TEST5, and TEST6. Installing the demo is not recommended unless you plan to purchase CS or the CS upgrade from 7.0.

Note: the only differences between these tests:

1. In Step 10, Relative Colorimetric (default 7.0.1), Perceptual (default CS 8.0).

2. TEST1, TEST2, and TEST4 with single DiamondMax10-16MB 300GB PATA drive with Apple driver, capacity 279.35GB, available 279.29GB (empty).

3. TEST5 with 2x DiamondMax10-16MB 300GB PATA drives with Apple RAID, single volume, available 558GB (empty).

4. TEST6 with 2x DiamondMax10-16MB 300GB PATA drives with SoftRAID 3.1.1 RAID, two volumes, first volume capacity 100GB, available 99.96GB, with 64KB stripe unit size (empty). Second volume about 458GB and not used for the Pshop tests.

5. All tests, DMax drives on Acard 6885M, separate channels for each drive where RAID used.

All tests GigaMDD

TEST1(7.0.1)**TEST2(7.0.1)**TEST4(CS 8.0 demo)**TEST5(CS 8.0 demo)**TEST6(CS 8.0 demo)

Activity Monitor Update Frequency all tests 2s

Cache levels all tests 4

Available RAM TEST1-1879MB (7.0.1), TEST2-1881MB (7.0.1), TEST4 thru 6-1879MB (CS)

Max used by Pshop TEST1-50%=939MB, TEST2-70%=1317MB, TEST4 thru 6-70%=1315MB (CS)

Test file size 512MB - 2183.5 (for all tests)

1. Open=14.3s**14.5s**8.4s**8.5s**8.5s

2. Rotate Canvas 180=46.9s**14.2s**4.6s**4.6s**4.6s

3. Apply Image=14.0s/29.2s**7.3s/8.4s**6.8s/7.7s**5.5s/6.5s**5.4s/6.3s

4. Save=4.7s**5.0s**4.6s**4.4s**4.2s

5. Canvas Size=10.3s**2.6s**2.1s**2.1s**2.1s

6. Auto Color=3.0s/5.7s**1.8s/2.7s**1.9s/2.7s**2.0s/2.8s**1.9s/2.8s

7. Gaussian Blur=9.3s/17.2s**6.2s/7.1s**6.8s/7.6s**6.8s/7.6s**6.8s/7.6s

8. Sharpen=10.5s/26.7s**3.3s/4.2s**3.1s/3.9s**3.1s/3.9s**3.1s/3.9s

9. Save=5.8s**5.8s**5.3s**5.1s**4.4s

10.Convert to Profile=20.0s/53.1s**15.8s/16.0s**15.1s/15.1s**15.1s/15.2s**15.1s/15.1s

11.Save=11.4s**11.6s**10.7s**9.9s**9.2s

12.Convert to RGB=27.1s/36.0s**21.6s/21.6s**20.7s/20.7s**20.9s/20.9s**20.9s/20.9s

13.Save=9.3s**9.3s**9.0s**8.5s**7.7s

LineA. Operations Total

Pre-draw=TEST1-83.9s**TEST2-56.0s**TEST4-54.4s**TEST5-53.4s**TEST6-53.2s

Re-draw Total (not average)=TEST1-84.0s**TEST2-4.0s**TEST4-3.3s**TEST5-3.5s**TEST6-3.4s

Operations Total=TEST1-225.1s**TEST2-76.8s**TEST4-64.4s**TEST5-63.6s**TEST6-63.3s

LineB. Save Total=TEST1-31.2s**TEST2-31.7s**TEST4-29.6s**TEST5-27.9s**TEST6-25.5s

LineC. Open and Save Total=TEST1-45.5s**TEST2-46.2s**TEST4-38.0s**TEST5-36.4s**TEST6-34.0s

LineD. Test Total=TEST1-270.6s**TEST2-123.0s**TEST4-102.4s**TEST5-100.0s**TEST6-97.3s

GigaMDD 1.42GHz DP dual boot, 10.3.7, GF4ti, 2.0GB RAM. Pshop 7.0.1 (TEST1, TEST2), Pshop CS 8.0 demo (TEST4, TEST5, TEST6).

TEST1-Pshop 7.0.1 50% memory assigned. Boot and Pshop drive on 120GB 180GXP-8MB (dual boot volume) ATA/100 bus, capacity 115.02GB, available 70.37GB. File and scratch volume: DiamondMax10-16MB 300GB PATA drive on Acard 6885M (only drive on the 4-channel card), capacity 279.35GB, available 279.29GB (empty).

TEST2-Same as above except 70% memory assigned.

TEST4 thru TEST6, Pshop 8.0 CS demo. Boot and Pshop drive on 120GB 180GXP-8MB (dual boot volume) ATA/100 bus, capacity 115.02GB, available 70.04GB (installation of CS). File and scratch volume: explained at the top of this post.

Observations:

LineD is the bottom line total for results. The biggest difference for me was upping the Pshop RAM from 50% to 70%. CS also yields a large difference. Further honing at 70% RAM in CS, as you can see, not a lot of difference for these tests in striping the 2 drives with Apple RAID, just too large a volume and unable to partition. SoftRAID does allow partitioning and showed a better total decrease and could be important if larger file sizes are used. One single fast file and scratch drive and CS however are sufficient for my use of Pshop. k