Other members might find this useful to give their system a real world benchmark using Photoshop.

The benchmarking tool is available from here - Photoshop Benchmark V3 - DriverHeaven.net

I wanted to see how a netbook really holds up when pushed compared to laptop so thought this would be a good real world test.

Just import the action and open the included image and then run and it will give you some nice timings you can use to compare your systems.

So far I have the following results. Lower score is better:

  • OS: XP Pro 32bit
  • PS: CS4 32bit
  • CPU: 1.6Ghz Atom
  • RAM: 1GB
  • HDD: 16GB SSD
  • SCORE: 1104.8


  • OS: XP Pro 32bit
  • PS: CS4 32bit
  • CPU: Core2Duo T8300
  • RAM: 2GB
  • HDD: 160GB 5400rpm
  • SCORE: 334.8


Feel free to post your scores.