SOURCE: Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices

April 24, 2012 08:00 ET

AMD and Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Innovate With OpenCL™ and GPU Acceleration

New Effects Get a Boost by a Factor of 10x(1) on Upcoming "Trinity" APU

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a collaboration with Adobe Systems Incorporated to optimize a new set of GPU-accelerated features for Adobe products including the newly announced Adobe Photoshop® CS6. Implementing GPU acceleration and incorporating OpenCL optimization improves the end-user experience by dramatically speeding up critical imaging features and generating real-time results when editing with key tools in Adobe Creative Suite 6.

"AMD brings its expertise in GPU and APU compute in the latest release of Adobe Creative Suite," said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. "This technology integration allows us to provide creative professionals with exciting new creative options and lightning-fast performance."

The collaboration between AMD and Adobe marks the first implementation of OpenCL within the Adobe Creative Suite family of products by accelerating features within Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Premiere® Pro CS6. The new Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine2 within Photoshop CS6 utilizes both OpenCL and OpenGL, to accelerate new and existing features such as the new Blur Gallery that runs up to 10x as fast1 on the upcoming "Trinity" APU with OpenCL GPU acceleration turned on. AMD has also worked with Adobe on a dramatically accelerated version of the Liquify tool, a filter within Adobe Photoshop CS6 that lets the user push, pull, rotate, reflect, pucker and bloat any area of an image for artistic effects. There are dozens of other GPU-accelerated features in the new Adobe Photoshop CS6.

"AMD engineers have worked closely with Adobe to ensure creative professionals have the best computing experience possible with the latest Adobe CS6 suite," said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, Content, Applications and Solutions at AMD. "By working with Adobe on industry standards, we have helped bring GPU and APU acceleration and new levels of performance to the market's premier digital imaging software."

AMD and Adobe will be teaming up again on June 11-14, 2012 at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit (AFDS) where Tom Malloy, senior vice president and chief software architect at Adobe's Advanced Technology Labs will deliver a keynote address. In addition, the Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Flash® teams will provide attendees of the summit's technical breakout sessions with the latest updates and insight on working with open standards on heterogeneous compute.

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1Testing was performed by AMD using test scripts and a 60.2 MB .psd format source file of a 5616x3744 resolution image provided by Adobe. Time to complete a RGB 300 Blur scripted render test was 31.06 seconds with GPU OpenCL acceleration on versus 314.67 seconds with GPU OpenCL acceleration off. Test system was a notebook with a 2012 AMD A-Series APU, 4G 1600 DDR3 Memory, Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit. TRN-101

23D features and some GPU-enabled features are not supported on Windows XP.

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