- Apr 16, 2011
- 666 (0.27/day)
- coventry UK
|Processor||i5 2500K @ 4.6Ghz|
|Motherboard||Msi p67a gd45|
|Cooling||EK H30 HF240|
|Memory||16Gb Hyper X 2400Mhz|
|Video Card(s)||Palit GTX970|
|Storage||840 250Gb 6TB on 3 drives|
|Display(s)||3x 27" 1080p Lg's|
|Case||Coolermaster 690 II pure black|
|Power Supply||FSP 80+bronze 800W|
|Mouse||Saitek X65-f HOTAS|
|Software||Win7 ultimate 64,|
Maddeningly, Photoshop CS5 still does not support any native CUDA-accelerated functions, leaving us in the same boat as After Effects...until we realized that some plug-ins for Photoshop actually use CUDA. Sweet! When we found Digital Anarchy’s Beauty Box Photo plug-in, it was love at first sight.
The vanilla CS5 without extra plugins doesn't use CUDA.
The situational use of plugins that do use CUDA means the feature is nigh on worthless. If PS released a statement to say they were going to implement it in CS6 then all workstations would be on Nvidia. As it stands unless your doing specific things that take the CUDA programming into consideration then it's just a pretty feature.
If you had a use for the plugin and used it on a regular basis. for example a beauty/fashon photographer then it's great. But for normal PS work with any image you'll spend more time looking for plugins that take advantage of the feature than you will loose on waiting for the render to finish.