Merlin_AZ wrote in post #16514494
Quadro line is for digital graphic workstations.
Stick with GTX line.
Hmmm. I don't know. The Quadro in my Mac Pro works really well, and that's a good price.
It's inexpensive, supports ten bit color, and displays up to 30 inches at the resolutions shown below, and is fast, which is the only thing that's not important for PS, so long as your images don't move.
> 30-bit color (10-bit per each red, green, blue channel)
> Support for any combination of two connected displays
> DisplayPort 1.2 (up to 3840x2160 @ 60Hz and 2560x1600 @ 120Hz)
> Dual-link DVI-I output (up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz and 1920x1200 @ 120Hz)
Photoshop's use of the GPU is limited but always increasing.
Here's the current list.
GPU features added in Photoshop CS6
Adaptive Wide Angle Filter (compatible video card required)
Liquify (accelerated by compatible video card with 512MB VRAM, GPU mode unavailable on Windows XP)
Oil Paint (compatible video card required)
Warp and Puppet Warp (accelerated by compatible video card, GPU mode unavailable on Windows XP)
Field Blur, Iris Blur, and Tilt/Shift (accelerated by compatible video card supporting OpenCL, GPU mode unavailable on Windows XP)
Lighting Effects Gallery (compatible video card required with 512MB
VRAM, unavailable on Windows XP)
New 3D enhancements (3D features in Photoshop require a compatible video card with 512MB VRAM, unavailable on Windows XP):
Ground plane reflections
On-canvas UI controls
Liqht widgets on edge of canvas
IBL (image based light) controller
* Note that all 3D features are unavailable on Windows XP in Photoshop CS6
GPU features added in previous versions of Photoshop
Scrubby Zoom. See Zoom continuously
Heads Up Display (HUD) color picker. See Choose a color while painting
Color sampling ring. Choose colors with the Eyedropper tool
Brush dynamic resize and hardness control. See Resize or change hardness of cursors by dragging
Bristle Brush tip previews. Bristle tip shape options
Rule of thirds crop grid overlay. Crop images
Zoom enhancements. Smooth display at all zoom levels and temporary zoom. See Zoom continuouslyTemporarily zoom an image
Animated transitions for one-stop zoom.
Rotate the canvas. Use the Rotate View tool
View nonsquare pixel images. Adjust pixel aspect ratio
Pixel grid. Hide the pixel grid
Adobe Color Engine (ACE).
Draw Brush tip cursors. Resize or change hardness of cursors by dragging
Adobe Bridge GPU features
See Preview and compare images in Adobe Bridge CS6 Help for information on all of these features.
One more quote from Adobe:
In order to take advantage of the Mercury Graphics Engine in Photoshop CS6, you must have a
supported video card and updated driver. If you do not have a supported card, performance will
be degraded. In most cases the acceleration is lost and the feature runs in the normal CPU mode.
However, there are some features that will not work without a supported video card.
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