The peopel in the PPro will have soemthing to say about this... Ask there.
Moving this discussion to the Premiere Pro CS5, CS5.5, & CS6 forum.
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Not very well. It is only dual core, no hyper threading, limited L3 cache. Might suffice for some limited SD work if the rest of the system is up to it, but definitely way underpowered for anything more than SD DV AVI.
Go to the CS5 Benchmark http://ppbm5.com/ and view the sorted results to see what is fast, and what is not
What are you going to edit?
Adobe's MINimums http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html
This message has a really good graphic about requirements
More about Requirements http://forums.adobe.com/thread/618058
Disk Configurations http://forums.adobe.com/thread/878419
Really Great Pic in #3 http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1100383
I'm getting closer to getting my head around this hardware selection process.
Let me know which way you would go for editing DSLR footage with 3-4 cameras up to 2hrs in duration and burning to DVD in Encore.
I'm trying to choose between Two Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2603 (Quad Core, 1.80GHz, 10MB, 6.4 GT/s) starting with 8GB RAM and 1 Intel® Xeon® E5-1620 (3.60 GHz, 10 MB cache, 4 cores) with 16GB RAM.
Thanks for your help John.
Plenty of info there to digest.