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Old October 26th, 2008, 12:17 PM
Peter Brentlinger Peter Brentlinger is offline
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Default CS4, GPU accelerated features and a Mac G5

Anyone know of a video card that will work in my G5 dual 2 gig with AGP bus? I just purchased an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro which works fine except that it doesn't support the new GPU accelerated features in Photoshop and Bridge CS4. The card does support OpenGL 2, which made me think it would work but apparently these features require Shader Model 3 and this card only has Shader Model 2. I'd like to get these features to work without having to buy a new tower and without spending a fortune on a new card. Any advise appreciated!


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Old October 27th, 2008, 10:11 AM
Duke Beattie Duke Beattie is offline
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Old November 16th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Peter Brentlinger Peter Brentlinger is offline
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Default It Works!

I found out about a plugin from Adobe which enabled my graphics card to work with the new GPU accelerated features of Photoshop CS 4. Download from this link:
Basically it allows older 3rd party cards to work. Apparently it works best on Power PC Mac's like my G5.

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