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News Adobe introduces GPU-accelerated Creative Suite 4

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

  1. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    I went on the Adobe site and was looking at prices...lolz

    When will I be able to accelerate Paint with my GPU? :p
     
  2. Mo_

    Mo_ Did this world come by chance?

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    for photoshop upgrade is £164, Full version costs £570. No wonder, theres going to be alot of "torrents"!!
     
  3. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Photoshop Elements Next (or at least Next+1) also had GPU acceleration as well...
     
  4. reflux

    reflux What's a Dremel?

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    Great news....looking forward to getting CS4.
     
  5. bubsterboo

    bubsterboo What's a Dremel?

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    Yay, very pleased to hear that. But is it is 64bit?
     
  6. Tim S

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    CS3 had 64-bit extensions, so I'd say yessir.
     
  7. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    this is indeed glorious news i wonder what else theyve changed over CS3
     
  8. Er-El

    Er-El Minimodder

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    Now if only it supported ATi graphics cards too :sigh:.
     
  9. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    If you are a student the prices are probably going to be significantly cheaper. CS4 Extended for Windows or Mac for me as a college student is US $300. As I do no image editing work I won't be buying it, but just figured I'd post up the student prices for the US.

    I also like the GPU acceleration feature, it would be awesome if I actually needed Photoshop for something, but it is nice to see companies using GPGPU programming.
     
  11. B3CK

    B3CK Minimodder

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    Is there an autocad utility in there from adobe? I have a couple of construction companies that literaly jump for an upgrade. I have been holding off on replacing a couple of their aging machines just because of the first article with nvidia. I wonder if it will accelerate extremly large blueprint pdf images as well?

    I bet they would even buy me a copy just for the production increase it would give them.
     
  12. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    This looks great but I have a Mac with an ATI GPU :(
     
  13. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan What's a Dremel?

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    That kind of sucks. You have 3way sli to encode some home hd movies in like lets say... 3 seconds... but hey you cant because the bios name of the cards must be quadro. Maybe some nice hacker can change that software check for me. ;)
     
  14. p3n

    p3n What's a Dremel?

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    Doubtful, unless M$ convince apple DirectX is worth it - afterall 'more' graphical users are using Apples!
     
  15. Tim S

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    That's where OpenCL comes in, p3n. :)
     
  16. Darth Joules

    Darth Joules Minimodder

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    Rotatable work area, at long last!! HUZZAH!!! :) CS4 is looking all goodness.

    Though one thing that hasn't changed is the massive (unjustifiable) price descrepancy between UK and North American prices. Us poor ripped off Brits will still have to pay nearly twice the price for CS4 products, like $1668 more for Design Premium CS4!!! The uprgrade alone is more than twice the price and the difference being enough to justify flying to NY to pick one up since my licensed copy of Design Premium CS3 was bought in the States. So now I have an excuse to do my Xmas shopping in NY, which is always fun.
     
  17. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Just after I "legitimately" got the whole CS3 package...

    >_>

    <_<

    :(
     
  18. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Well you can ask for a refund and wait CS4
     
  19. imickey503

    imickey503 What's a Dremel?

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    adobe is pretty cool about letting you upgrade if they just sent out a new package. Call them and try them out. What you got to loose?

    Good News! GPU acceleration on the Mac works!
    Bad News. It's slower , Buggy and acts like Dream weaver.

    Good News! We fixed GPU acceleration on the Mac!
    Bad News. We added a toggle switch to turn off GPU acceleration on the Mac!

    Good News! We got X-grid!
    Bad News. How many Mac Mini's does it take to do the job of a real workstation?

    Good News! The New Mac Pro. 8 cores standard, up to 3.2 GHz
    Bad news. (if you are a Mac) PC. 32 cores,128GB-RAM up to 6Ghz. GPU acceleration THAT WORKS! (AMD CPU's BTW)

    Did i forget to mention the 64 core version of the MO-BO?

    Did I mention people in multimedia get paid by the hour? :-}
     
  20. ParaHelix.org

    ParaHelix.org What's a Dremel?

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    Nothing quite like throwing all of their hard work back in their face and stealing the product of it all. Now, imagine if everyone was a thief like you, there would be nothing to torrent. :nono:
     
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