I have all the requirements to meet Adobe's standards for GPU requirements, but this check box (Hardware Accelerate Composition, Layer, and Footage Panels)[Edit>Preferences>Display] is disabled for me, why? Do I need to worry about this setting? Does it really matter? Any information on this topic would be helpful. Thanks in adavance for your feedback.
|Texture Memory:||924.00 MB|
|Device:||GeForce GTX 470/PCIe/SSE2|
|Total Memory:||1.20 GB|
|Shader Model:||4.0 or later|
|Devices:||1 (GeForce GTX 470)|
|Current Usable Memory:||608.00 MB (at application launch)|
|Maximum Usable Memory:||1.25 GB|
Windows 7 64bit SP1
There are three tiers or levels, from lowest to highest requirements, of support:
Level 1: For OpenGL SwapBuffer:
This level simply requires a GPU that can do OpenGL 1.5, or greater, with Shader Model 3.0, or greater. Most ATI and NVIDIA cards, and the Intel HD Graphics 3000 chipset (available in the MacBook Air, Mac Mini, various Windows machines, etc.) and 4000 (Windows only at this time) are supported. If your GPU does not support these requirements, software OS blitting like CS5.5 occurs, and there are improvements for software blitting in After Effects CS6, as well.
Level 2: For Fast Draft previews, Hardware BlitPipe, and Cartoon GPU acceleration:
Includes Level 1 features. This level requires OpenGL 2.0, or greater (with Shader Model 4.0, or greater, on Windows), and 256 MB, or greater, of texture memory. Most ATI and NVIDIA cards released in the past five years, plus the Intel HD Graphics 3000/4000, support this level.
If your GPU does not support these requirements, these features will be disabled:
Level 3: For Ray-traced 3D rendering on the GPU:
Includes Level 1 & 2 features (for machines with attached monitors). This level requires a supported NVIDIA GPU and 512 MB, or greater, of texture memory. For a current list of supported GPUs, see the Adobe website.
Well, you should be concerned that it isn't available - there is still some configuration issue with your graphics card - but you can live without it most of the time.
What is the configuration issue with my graphics card? I know it not a high end one, but I don't understand what the issue you mentioned is. Can you please further elaborate?
What I do know is that remote desktop does disable this feature. At the one from Team Viewer does.