I am considering a new computer in the relatively near future. From some research, I find that my existing computer scores around a 2,896 on Geekbench while one of the systems I am considering nabs a staggering 13,522 score. Those are impressive numbers, but I’m wondering when I’ll notice the speed bump (apart from general snappiness overall).
[li]I don’t do any gaming on my computer.[/li][li]I occasionally convert video files from one format to another. (avi to mov files with medium-high quality settings.)[/li][li]I sometimes use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign at home, but the file size of the stuff I do at home is fairly moderate.[/li][/ul]
Can you think of any other computing tasks that would benefit from such a dramatic spec bump? All the other computer waiting I can think of that affects me is a result of internet upload/download speeds which is a different matter entirely.
Thanks for your advice.
PS: For what it’s worth, I’ve already determined that I’m maxing out the RAM and getting a solid-state HD for the system.