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Mac Pro Westmere RAW-file Import with Apple Aperture 3

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See test machine configuration.

Apple Aperture 3.0.3 Import

Aperture performance is slightly slower than Lightroom 3. Results are about 1/3 slower if the face detection setting is enabled.

Note that 12 cores is only 8% faster than 6 cores— Aperture does not scale.

RAW-file Processing Speed — Import

Aperture 3 is not using the available CPU cores as well as it ought to.

CPU Core usage with Mac Pro RAW file conversion software
CPU core usage with Aperture 3 while importing
2010 Mac Pro 6-core @ 3.33GHz

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