Adobe Bridge is quad-core blind



March 30th, 2008

Yesterday I fired up Adobe Bridge in Photoshop CS3 for the first time (well, I wanted to see what all my money was spent on) and was greeted by this message:

Adobe Bridge
This application requires an Intel Pentium 4, Intel Celeron, Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 compatible processor.
The application may perform poorly.  Are you sure you want to continue?

This message appears on a system fitted with one of the fastest quad-core processors going.  Hmmm.

Adobe_bridge_quad-core

I'm taking this message to task for a couple of reasons:

  • First is that Adobe CS3 products are professional tools and are updated regularly.  This message should have been caught and eliminated by now been since Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Extreme processors aren't rare.
  • Second, the wording is poor.  Rather than saying that the processor is unidentified it offers a list and says that the CPU I have (the QX9650 is one of the fastest available) isn't up to the job and that the application may perform poorly.  Better wording would be something along the lines of unidentified or unknown processor

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