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AMD Acceleration Enhances the Next Wave of Adobe Photoshop CC Features

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AMD today announced that its APUs and GPUs enable accelerated performance for powerful new creative workflow features available for Adobe Creative Cloud members. The latest additions to Adobe Photoshop CC will take advantage of AMD acceleration to provide valuable creativity and productivity tools. Some of these tools include motion blur effects for the next generation of Blur Gallery, a focus selection feature that enables users to quickly select in-focus areas of an image and an enhanced image resample option that preserves fine details when upscaling images.

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Played with some of the new features after Photoshop CC 2014 installed from Creative Cloud. Apparently you can have both the previous version and the new version installed at the same time if you'd like to compare them.

I'm just on a GeForce 660, but there are some noticeable gains with acceleration on and off. Many filter previews are faster and upscaling a large PSD to 500% was slightly faster. Had GPU-Z open to see gpu/ram usage.

Have an A8-5500 sitting here, but no motherboard yet to see how well an AMD APU (GCN) would handle it.
 
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I don't know of anyone in my industry to has bought into CC. Biggest scam Adobe has ever pushed on the masses. It doesn't really do anything that cannot be done in CS6 except drain the wallet faster.
 
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Works out for me.

$9.99/month (1 year obligation) for Photoshop and Lightroom looked a lot better than a full copy of CS6 so I went that route. Would have taken almost 4 years for CS6 to cost less and that's not to say it would be considered a better deal. In that time I'll be upgraded to CC 2015, 2016, and 2017.

I don't do a lot of video editing any more, but if I did I could rent Premiere or After Effects at $20/month for only the time I need them. Even if it's just for friends they can slip me a $20 or a twelve-pack and I'll be working in the latest version as soon as it installs.