Photoshop: CS6 vs. CS5.1 document memory usage

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i have some issues with the performance of CS6 compared to CS5.1

i am working on mac pro1,1 / 16GB / SSD / 2TB SoftRAID / ATI Radeon HD 5770 / SnowLeopard.

so, when i load the same PSB (1,58GB in Finder) 9000x8000px approx100 layers.
the first strange thing was the Info Panel. it is showing different document sizes in CS5 and CS6. why? here two screenshots



also with that big file CS6 feels very sluggish compared to CS5.1
with smaller files CS6 is very responsive and smooth, it feels even better than cs5.1

and in general i was wondering how other users are comparing cs5.1 and cs6

thanks!
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Probably different tile sizes in preferences.
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hello chris,
thanks for you answer. yes the tile sizes helped with the different size.

but my main concern regarding the performance still persist.
CS6 is very slow with images that big compared CS5.1

i am wondering if there is something i can do about it? or i should stick to cs5.1 till a new mac pro finally comes?

i saw that you changed the topic name, but for me was really interesting what others can tall about it and how they compare the two versions.
is it possible to change back the topick name?

thanks!
m.
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For everyone else, CS6 is the same speed or faster. So what is different between then on your system to cause the slowdown?
Try comparing the system info logs for both versions and see what differences jump out.

This topic is mostly about the document size differences, so the title should stay.
If you want to discuss unrelated things, they should go in separate topics.
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thanks!

so, i'm gonna open a new topic regarding the performance issues.

m.