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Looking at CS4 and CS5.

I'm assuming that it's similarities to Photoshop means it's a RAM whore, but I'm in the dark regarding CPU and GPU usage. How many cores/threads can Flash make use of? When it comes to video power, does it need anything more than a simple dedicated video adapter?
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if CS5 is anything like CS4 a good processor and a stack of ram will go a long way, the graphics is hardly used, but it would help, id go for a HD 5770 off ebay or something since they can be picked up off there for around the $150 mark and it will not struggle if you wanted to run dual monitors or something for your CS5 rig, as for threads id have to take a stab in the dark and say it would use 4 threads since a lot of these programs havent needed the 8 threads a i7 would provide.
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These will actually be for the studio I work at, not for home use. At that point, number of monitors is entirely up to the boss, but unlikely as hell to be more than one, so I'll stick with a cheaper GPU for now.

Still looking for a definite answer on threads used.
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well i know that CS4 used 4 threads because when it was released the Q6600 had just come out, and the new C2Q 45nm series were on the way. so 8 threads was way ahead of the time. CS5 might be a different story though. also depends on the OS youll be running, alot of CS4 users use Windows XP since it uses less ram and CPU power but it only supports 4 threads, so even if CS5 uses 8 threads, if your running XP you will only make use of 4.
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well i know that CS4 used 4 threads because when it was released the Q6600 had just come out, and the new C2Q 45nm series were on the way. so 8 threads was way ahead of the time. CS5 might be a different story though. also depends on the OS youll be running, alot of CS4 users use Windows XP since it uses less ram and CPU power but it only supports 4 threads, so even if CS5 uses 8 threads, if your running XP you will only make use of 4.
Doesn't x64 XP support 8 threads? It must do; my machine is an i7, and taskmanager can see 8 threads.
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ahk my version of XP i used when i first built my i7 system didnt use 8 threads.
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You mean the Program FLASH not an .flv video is assume.
So everthing in adobe uses a bit more RAM that normal. But flash isn`t a software where you produce movies and stuff.
Adobe writes:
http://cookbooks.adobe.com/post_Is_m...cri-12026.html
No threading! But a pseudo threading workaround.
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I'm not really looking for a workaround, I just want to know if an i7 will have any performance gains over an i5.

Seems like the answer is no.
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in almost all adobe software it can be altered what amount of RAM you would like for it to be a whore on. Also you are correct, i7 over i5 is not much difference. Personally id switch with everything AMD (CPU, mobo) you can get better over price/per gain.

To the degree of flash. I dont know what you will be doing.
If you are doing vector animation you might want to use Flash because it integrates well with Illustrator.
If this is for video id strongly suggest After Effects for the options you have and it can integrate 3d models, photos, and illustrations. Plus the output is almost anything. After Effects is highly supported more than flash. Which is more than i can say for Flash.
If its for video and you have the master you'd also want to integrate Premiere for editing frames.
If you are using flash for web design, i dont think you would stay in business for long, use JavaScript, AJAX or jQuery.

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