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News Adobe introduces GPU-accelerated Creative Suite 4

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 24 Sep 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Langer Jesse Lang

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    Hoorah! Finally!
     
  3. SkiDave

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    well thats gonna change my graphics card for my next build...
     
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    biebiep New Member

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    So you need a quadro for the photoshop acceleration as well?

    Or does that work on a GTX280? It's not very clear from the article...
     
  5. Tim S

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    Only the RapiHD plugin requires a Quadro.
     
  6. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    it uses nVidia CUDA, so the Geforce 200series is good. I don't know about the 8000 and 9000 series thus.
     
  7. Tim S

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    All CUDA-enabled GPUs are fine
     
  8. Mo_

    Mo_ Did this world come by chance?

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    I didn't even know it was coming! Looks good, just have to wait for that iso torrent :)
     
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    Adding support for AMD's Stream processing shouldn't be very hard. Both CUDA and Stream are used for accelerating the same C code. Thankfully DX11 will end this divide once it is released.
     
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    about time I say. I always figured graphics cards would do a much better job of rendering static images than the cpu in photoshop (can't speak to video editing, don't know anything about it).

    now it won't be the worlds slowest slideshow when editing high res photos and applying filters.
     
  11. Tim S

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    Yep, for all intents and purposes the code should be reasonably portable between CUDA to Stream, but I believe there will be some minor code changes required in order to move it across seamlessly. As you say, the DX11 Compute Shader will solve all of this political garbage because apps will be seamlessly portable at that point as long as the GPU supports D3D11.
     
  12. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    ...wow. :nono:
     
  13. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    :wallbash:

    break out the ban hammer.
     
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    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Because every one commenting here is going to go spend >£500 on photoshop....
     
  15. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    ...some of us actually are professional graphic designers who do so....
     
  16. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    But 95% aren't and i wasn't suggesting every one was going to pirate it...
     
  17. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    I see Amazon has CS4 listed:

    £995.99 Adobe Photoshop Extended CS4 (PC)
    £207.99 Adobe Photoshop CS4 - Upgrade Edition (PC)

    The question is, what's the difference between the two boxes? Is one the full suite (Acrobat, Illustrator et al) and the other a PS standalone, or do Adobe really expect home users to pay £995 else suffer Photoshop elements?
     
  18. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    +1. I'll be buying it for certain. No doubt.



    @Silver51 - One is an upgrade package for people who already own PS, you can pay a smaller fee to upgrade to the new edition.
     
  19. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Great way to go too. +1.
     
  20. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    Damn... I have CS2 at work, but I guess I'll have to stick with GIMP at home :(
    If it were around the £150 mark, it wouldn't have been so much of a problem.
     
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