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Photoshop OpenGL, OpenCL Performance on AMD A300 APU

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 8 comments

Check out what adding some graphical power can do for a processor.

We had the opportunity to try out Photoshop CS6 on an AMD A300-equipped system at SIGGRAPH. These brief videos should give you some idea of the performance of the AMD A300 APU. These machines had no discrete graphics in them and both demos are of the same machine.


These APUs should, as seen above, be able to provide fair performance under OpenGL and OpenCL, at least acceptable for light GPU-accelerated graphics work.


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    Anonymous , September 4, 2012 8:37 PM
    Look for Photoshop to be removed from the benchmark suite whenever AMD is unequivocally faster at it.
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    ojas , September 4, 2012 5:46 PM
    so what was the resolution, dimensions and colour depth of the picture?
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    razor512 , September 4, 2012 6:36 PM
    need to know the resolution of the image. to know what it can realistically handle in a real world situation. remember if someone like a photographer is using it, then they are most likely going to be loading 16-30 megapixel images.

    PS these onboard GPU's are just as fast as some of the videoocards that people were happy with a few years ago with photoshop so there is no doubt that it handles photoshop really well. The only issue is can it handle a modern workload involving many high resolution images.
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    beardguy , September 4, 2012 7:11 PM
    My camera only takes pictures at 30 Gigapixels .... the reason I'm complaining is because I'm from 2050.

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    Anonymous , September 4, 2012 8:37 PM
    Look for Photoshop to be removed from the benchmark suite whenever AMD is unequivocally faster at it.
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    ashinms , September 6, 2012 2:48 AM
    I wanna see some comparisons to the GIMPs gpu acceleration.
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    bluekoala , September 6, 2012 4:58 AM
    otacon72If I want to do "light GPU-accelerated graphics work" I wouldn't use Photoshop. It's like saying I can run AutoCAD on a P4 machine but in order to do anything I need more horsepower.


    That post caused my brain to bluescreen and reboot.
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    ashinms , September 6, 2012 1:02 PM
    bluekoalaThat post caused my brain to bluescreen and reboot.


    Actually, I get where OP is coming from. Doing "light" work means that I'm probably not a professional and can't pay for an expensive-ass piece of software like photoshop.