Lightroom

Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is a photo processor and image organizer. It allows viewing, organizing and retouching large numbers of digital images.

Component Recommendations

Processor Processor

Raster and Vector Graphics, 2D Animation

Most tasks in photography and graphics applications only take advantage of a single CPU core given how the software is designed. While some actions utilize multiple CPU cores (such as blurring and color conversion), benchmark tests show that they max out at 6 to 8 cores. Therefore the clockspeed per core is more important than the number of cores.

We recommend quad-core, 6-core and 8-core processors with high clockspeeds (over 3.0GHz).

Memory Memory

In general, 3-6GB of RAM per CPU core is recommended. For example, if you select a single 12-core processor, 32GB will suffice for basic tasks or 64GB for more demanding workloads.

Storage Storage

We recommend a solid-state drive (SSD) for the operating system, software and project files.

Graphics Graphics

This application has minor benefits from GPU acceleration, so a high-end graphics card is not required. Therefore, we recommend an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070.

If you require 30-bit color or a 10-bit display, we recommend also adding the Blackmagic Decklink card to your system.

Chassis Chassis

The Z840 is recommended if you require dual processors or dual high performance graphics cards. The Z840 can support up to 6 hard drives or 10 SSDs.

The Z640 is recommended if you require a single high-end processor or single high-performance graphics card. You can always add a second processor and double the memory at a later date using the optional Z640 processor riser. The Z640 can support up to 4 hard drives or 6 SSDs.

The Z440 is recommended if you require a single processor with a low core count or mid-range graphics card. The Z440 can support up to 4 hard drives or 6 SSDs.

Configuration Recommendations

HP Z440

  • Quad-Core 3.5GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-1620 v4 [4-cores / 8-threads]
  • 32GB (4x 8GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB

$2700.00

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HP Z440

  • Quad-Core 3.5GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-1620 v4 [4-cores / 8-threads]
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB

$3000.00

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HP Z440

  • Quad-Core 3.7GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-1630 v4 [4-cores / 8-threads]
  • 32GB (4x 8GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB

$2950.00

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HP Z440

  • Quad-Core 3.7GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-1630 v4 [4-cores / 8-threads]
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB

$3250.00

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HP Z640

  • 6-Core 3.6GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-1650 v4 [6-cores / 12-threads]
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB

$4000.00

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HP Z640

  • 8-Core 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-1660 v4 [8-cores / 16-threads]
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA GTX 1080 8GB

$5150.00

Customize & Buy