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Adobe Photoshop - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Written on January 25, 2021 by Matt Bach

While the launch of NVIDIA and AMD's consumer GPUs have been a major topic recently, NVIDIA is also starting to release the successor to their Quadro RTX line - starting with the RTX A6000. In this article, we will look at how it performs in Photoshop compared to recent NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.


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Adobe Photoshop - AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Performance

Written on January 4, 2021 by Matt Bach

With the launch of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB, NVIDIA is finally at the end of their 3 month rolling launch of the GeForce 30 series cards. But while Photoshop does have a number of effects that can utilize the GPU, there generally isn't much of a performance difference between various cards. Will this hold true with the RTX 3060 Ti, or will we see a bit of a performance drop with this lower-end GPU?


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Adobe Photoshop - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Performance

Written on December 30, 2020 by Matt Bach

With the launch of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB, NVIDIA is finally at the end of their 3 month rolling launch of the GeForce 30 series cards. But while Photoshop does have a number of effects that can utilize the GPU, there generally isn't much of a performance difference between various cards. Will this hold true with the RTX 3060 Ti, or will we see a bit of a performance drop with this lower-end GPU?


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Adobe Photoshop - AMD Radeon RX 6800 (XT) Performance

Written on December 1, 2020 by Matt Bach

AMD recently launched their new Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT GPUs, but while Photoshop does have a number of effects that can utilize the GPU, there generally isn't much of a performance difference between various cards. Will this hold true with the 6800 (XT), or will AMD take a lead in Photoshop?


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Adobe Photoshop - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 3080 & 3090 Performance

Written on October 29, 2020 by Matt Bach

The RTX 3000 series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. While Photoshop does boast a number of effects that utilize the GPU, these effects tend to perform roughly the same independent of what GPU you use. Does this mean the new RTX 3070, 3080 and 3090 are not useful for Photoshop, or will they surprise us with higher performance?


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Adobe Photoshop - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Performance

Written on September 24, 2020 by Matt Bach

The RTX 3000 series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. While Photoshop does boast a number of effects that utilize the GPU, these effects tend to perform roughly the same independent of what GPU you use. Does this mean the new RTX 3080 and 3090 are not useful for Photoshop, or will they surprise us with higher performance?


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Adobe Photoshop - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Performance

Written on September 17, 2020 by Matt Bach

The RTX 3000 series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. While Photoshop does boast a number of effects that utilize the GPU, these effects tend to perform roughly the same independent of what GPU you use. Does this mean the new video cards are not useful for Photoshop, or will they surprise us with higher performance?


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Photoshop GPU Roundup: NVIDIA SUPER vs AMD RX 5700 XT

Written on August 14, 2019 by Matt Bach

Both AMD and NVIDIA have recently released a number of new video cards including the Radeon RX 5700 XT and the NVIDIA SUPER cards. Photoshop only uses the GPU to accelerate a small (but growing) list of effects, however, so is there any benefit to using any of these new card?


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NVIDIA Creator Ready drivers - are they faster in Premiere Pro and Photoshop?

Written on March 21, 2019 by Matt Bach

Recently, NVIDIA has announced their new "Creator Ready Driver program" which is intended to give the best performance and reliability when working with creative applications. But is the new Creator Ready driver actually faster in Premiere Pro and Photoshop?


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Photoshop CC 2019: AMD Radeon VII 16GB Performance

Written on March 11, 2019 by Matt Bach

AMD's Radeon VII is an extremely robust card on paper, having twice the VRAM as a comparably priced NVIDIA GeForce card. However, while 16GB of video memory is nice, it is rarely required for Photoshop. Does the Radeon VII have a performance advantage in Photoshop as well, or is going with NVIDIA still a better option?


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Photoshop CC 2019: NVIDIA GeForce RTX Performance

Written on October 31, 2018 by Matt Bach

Photoshop uses the video card to accelerate a number of tasks, but a high end GPU is rarely necessary to get great performance. Do the RTX cards follow this trend in the latest version of Photoshop CC 2019, or will we finally see a reason to use a high-end GPU?


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How to enable 30 bit in Photoshop

Written on October 3, 2018 by Jeff Stubbers

After choosing a 10-bit per channel graphics card (AMD Radeon Pro / Nvidia Quadro), and connecting it to a 10-bit per channel monitor, there is a setting in Photoshop you should enable to create a 30 bit workflow.


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Photoshop CC 2018: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 & 2080 Ti Performance

Written on September 27, 2018 by Matt Bach

Photoshop does utilize the video card to accelerate a number of tasks, but a high end GPU is rarely necessary to get great performance. Do the RTX cards follow this trend, or do the new RT and tensor cores give them a performance advantage?


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Photoshop CC 2018: NVIDIA Quadro vs AMD Radeon Pro

Written on July 26, 2018 by Matt Bach

Many users require the use of a workstation graphics card as that is the only way to display 10-bit color in Photoshop. But will an NVIDIA Quadro or an AMD Radeon Pro video card give you the best performance for your dollar?


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Photoshop CC 2018 NVIDIA GeForce vs AMD Radeon Vega

Written on July 25, 2018 by Matt Bach

We are often asked how AMD's Radeon Vega video cards compare to their NVIDIA GeForce counterparts. Photoshop rarely benefits from having a powerful GPU, but there is still a measurable difference between these two brands of cards.


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Photoshop CC 2018 NVIDIA GeForce GPU Performance

Written on April 19, 2018 by Matt Bach

Adobe has been leveraging the power of the GPU in their software more and more, but is there any reason to spend money on an expensive video card for Photoshop?


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Photoshop CC 2017 NVIDIA Quadro GPU Performance

Written on February 15, 2017 by Matt Bach

Video cards often get a lot of press and reviews, but unfortunately the professional cards such as the NVIDIA Quadro cards often get overlooked. In this article we will be looking at the current Quadro lineup to see how they perform in Photoshop.


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Photoshop CC 2017 NVIDIA GeForce GPU Performance

Written on February 15, 2017 by Matt Bach

Video cards often get a lot of press and reviews, but unfortunately for content creators (and other professionals), it is almost impossible to find any relevant non-gaming benchmarks to help you decide what card to purchase. In this article we will be looking at the GTX 1000 series cards and the Pascal Titan X to see how they perform in Photoshop.


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Adobe Photoshop CS6 GPU Acceleration

Written on September 20, 2012 by Matt Bach

Photoshop CS6 utilizes the Mercury Graphics Engine to take advantage of the video card to vastly improve the performance of certain features, but there is currently very little information available regarding the performance of different video cards. In addition, the list of compatible cards from Adobe has not been updated to include the current NVIDIA 600-series video cards, which is further adding to the confusion of deciding which video card you should use for Photoshop CS6. In this article, we will be benchmarking a variety of video cards to find out if Photoshop is actually compatible with the NVIDIA 600-series, and exactly how much performance difference there is between a wide spectrum of video cards.