It’s a no-brainer that the recent era of evolution is owned by digital transformation. Be it anything computational, its peripheral counterparts in general, or software running on your system, everything has gone through robust changes. With that, the need to understand software compatibility with your system specs is also the need of the hour.
Owing to that, advanced photoshop has become one of the favorites for all modern-day editors. It has forever turned the tide for photography. As per the saying of the photographers out there, it has successfully bridged the gap between the older version of films and the latest digital photos.
Now, photoshop has its own requirements to run on a PC or laptop. Many of us are still in a confused state of mind to decide on whether Intel Celeron is good for photoshop or not! So, if you’re struggling about the same, you have come to the right place. Allow me to shed some light on the details of this processor and its compatibility with photoshop.
Right off the bat, with software like adobe photoshop, processors such as Intel Celeron may not be able to do proper justice. But it doesn’t mean that photoshop won’t run on Celeron. It would certainly run for sure but with little difficulty.
If you look at the official system requirements of Photoshop, it demands at least a 2.0 GHz CPU in order to work effectively. To conclude, if your Celeron CPU has a lesser frequency than 2.0, you will have issues running it properly. In fact, there are some Celeron CPUs with a frequency lesser than 2 GHz. Some of the names are Celeron G4932E and G3902E.
Let’s talk some more about this topic below.
Importance of processor to run photoshop
Photoshop has its basic requirements in regards to the processor. For the record, It calls for a chip of at least 2GHz. Now, you can find numerous Celeron CPUs having more than 3GHz frequency. So, it depends on the kind of CPU you are using inside your laptop or desktop.
I hope you know that Photoshop can be used to make changes to any image, to add any graphics within the image, or in recent times to create any funny GIFs. So, for all these, a faster PC or laptop might help you to fetch better results.
Photo editing is a CPU-intensive task. It is good to have a graphics card but a powerful CPU will be more than enough. However, Photoshop doesn’t demand that much CPU power. So, any Celeron CPU with at least 2 GHz frequency will be more than enough.
Keep other requirements in mind such as 8GB minimum RAM. 4GB RAM will also work but you can face lags while applying some special effects.
In the history of processors, Intel Celeron has almost been running for more than a decade now. 15 years to be precise, which is quite a long time. With that said, you need to know that compared to the modern processors, Intel Celeron is the only chip that has probably the lowest performance rate. Added to that, it makes your PC/laptop much slower. It’s a no-brainer that Celeron might be pocket friendly for you but sorry to say, in regards to photoshop, it is simply not enough.
With that out of the way, there is the Intel Celeron T3000 series that can work moderately well as compared to the other Celeron processors. But if you are a professional in the graphics designing sector, you should give it a thought to decide whether to use it for your work or not.
As of 2022, most of the laptops with Celeron processor packs a small, low-resolution screen, which doesn’t help much in photoshop but rather becomes a hindrance in the long run. The memory part we have already discussed before, let’s be honest, the love for the memory of photoshop is larger than the memory of Celeron (you know what I mean).
Should we buy Intel Celeron in 2022 for Photoshop?
Now that’s a tricky question! Whether to buy it or not depends on a load of Photoshop needs. I know that Celeron is the cheapest out there, but if you are planning to up your photoshop skills, it might not be a perfect choice. You can go through the properties of Celeron and compare it to the requirements of photoshop to know it better. How about I break it down further for you?
In Celeron, if you want to work on resolution-heavy images, you might get stuck with a warning that the memory isn’t sufficient for the image, which would not meet your expectations for sure.
Though Celeron chips can be regarded as somewhat fast ‘cause it uses 1 maximum of 400MHz bus. However, the most crucial factor is the maximum cache memory of just 128 KB. When compared to the intel versions of even 5-6 years older, this is not enough to help you work faster with photoshop.
Now, let me tell you another most important part of Intel Celeron, that is you can never multitask on it. In case you have above-average usage, Celeron can’t help you much in this aspect. Celeron is definitely useful for a newbie to practice, but in the long run, it won’t be of much use to you. You have to upgrade sooner or later!
So, if you can afford a Celeron system with an around 3GHz frequency, you are good to do your photoshop tasks without any hassles. However, going for an i3 CPU with a higher number of cores will be much more effective.
Photoshop has been introduced in the market to enjoy the pleasure of making the images and videos much more magnificent and engaging. But a poor processor can only add stress to your work life and you won’t ever achieve the desired results. Who doesn’t want to have a fast processor and good RAM to start with?
While you can work with an Intel Celeron, your mind still desires a better upgrade to accomplish your imagination and to work at your‘ heart’s content.’
My last piece of advice would be to save up a little more and go for better and future-proof options. That’s all for the day, thanks for sticking around!
I am Anshul Rana, an experienced author specializing in PC gear reviews and Windows 10 software tutorials. With a strong passion for technology and an in-depth understanding of the PC industry, I provide insightful and detailed analyses of computer peripherals, gaming gear, and software solutions. My writing style is concise yet informative, making complex topics accessible to both beginners and advanced users. Through my reviews and tutorials, I aim to offer valuable guidance, helping readers make informed decisions to enhance their PC experience and explore the vast possibilities of Windows 10 software.