I recently upgraded to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7 and I have noticed some graphic glitches in CS6. The background flickering, the image becoming black, etc. After a bit a searching I found some others who were also having the issue. (Here and Here). I have also read the blog post by Jeffrey Tranberry recommending switching to Basic Drawing Mode which does solve the issue, however, by switching to Basic Drawing Mode what am I losing in functionality?
When looking through the PS Preferences I also noticed something interesting. Look at this screenshot:
Notice the VRAM? 209310MB! This is one fast video card! Obviously this number is complete incorrect and I wonder if it is tied to the issue above?
Here are my PC Specs:
CPU: AMD FX 4100 Quad Core 3.6 Ghz 64bit
OS: Windows 8 Pro (Release version - upgraded from Windows 7)
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6670
Video Driver: Catalyst 12.10 (Windows 8 compatible driver)
Is this a PS issue or an issue within the video card driver and Windows 8? I have not seen other errors in Windows with other programs. (Granted other programs are not using the GPU like PS does.)
Please let me know if more information is needed.
What does the card really have? It looks like it has 209310 which is 209K or probably the 252k VRAM.
THe next line is wrong should be .209 mb
Background flickering with Win8 is a know problem with some video cards.
Yes this is all related to driver issues with the ATI 12.10 drop and impacts Ps. By switching to Basic mode, color management is handled on the CPU, and you might see some performance impact with some OpenGL rendering (3D on-screen interaction, I think requires the Normal or Advanced setting).