3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2013 7:07 PM by Chris Cox

    PS OpenCL Support for GeForce GTX 460 on Windows

    alanherron

      I am trying to enable OpenCL support in photoshop.  Below you will find detailed specs

       

      OS Information: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional  64bit  6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

      Processor: Intel Core i7 950 (4x 3.06GHz/8MB L3 Cache) clocked to 3.2Ghz 159.99x20.0

      Motherboard: Sabertooth X58

      Memory: 12 GB [4 GB X3] DDR3-1600

      HDD: 2x 60 GB Corsair Force Series F60 MLC SSD Run in RAID 0

      System Drive:  1TB HDD

       

       

      GPU Information :

       

      2x - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 - 1GB - PALIT Sonic Platinum - Core: 800MHz - SLI Mode (Dual Cards)

       

      For quick reference on the cards check here:

      http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-460

       

      I have done a clean install of the GeForce 314.07 Drivers  (releaesd 2/18/2013).   In addition i have done clean installs of 3 Prior GeForce releases.

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      In case this cant be seen well this can also be found at http://www.alanherron.com/system_info.png

      For detailed specs check  http://www.alanherron.com/gpu_caps_viewer_report.txt

       

      I can run OpenCL benchmarking tests and they work great, but I still cannot active it in photoshop. 

       

      Ive tried using sniffer_gpu.exe in the photoshop folder at numerous different times and intervals, (while photoshop is open, after i close it, after a fresh reboot), yet i still cannot get it enabled in photoshop.

       

      I am exhaused from searching the web for answers and I still cant figure this out.

       

       

        • 1. Re: PS OpenCL Support for GeForce GTX 460 on Windows
          Level 7

          Look at Help -> System Info for clues about your GPU and why it's driver isn't working for OpenCL.

          • 2. Re: PS OpenCL Support for GeForce GTX 460 on Windows
            alanherron Level 1

            Thanks for the reply Chris.  I realize it says unavailable, but the cards do support OpenCL.

             

            Here is the info below:

             

            Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00) x32

            Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit

            Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1

            System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:10, Stepping:5 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, HyperThreading

            Physical processor count: 4

            Logical processor count: 8

            Processor speed: 3708 MHz

            Built-in memory: 12279 MB

            Free memory: 7325 MB

            Memory available to Photoshop: 3255 MB

            Memory used by Photoshop: 59 %

            Image tile size: 128K

            Image cache levels: 4

            OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.

            OpenGL Drawing Mode: Advanced

            OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.

            OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.

            OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.

            OpenCL Unavailable

            OpenGL Version: 3.0

            Video Rect Texture Size: 16384

            OpenGL Memory: 1023 MB

            Video Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation

            Video Card Renderer: GeForce GTX 460/PCIe/SSE2

            Display: 2

            Display Bounds: top=0, left=0, bottom=1080, right=1920

            Display: 1

            Display Bounds: top=0, left=1920, bottom=1080, right=3840

            Video Card Number: 2

            Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460

            Driver Version: 9.18.13.1407

            Driver Date: 20130209000000.000000-000

            Video Card Driver: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um

            Video Mode: 1920 x 1080 x 4294967296 colors

            Video Card Caption: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460

            Video Card Memory: 1024 MB

            Video Card Number: 1

            Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460

            Driver Version: 9.18.13.1407

            Driver Date: 20130209000000.000000-000

            Video Card Driver: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um

            Video Mode: 1920 x 1080 x 4294967296 colors

            Video Card Caption: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460

            Video Card Memory: 1024 MB

            Serial number: 90970573932821993216

            Application folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\

            Temporary file path: C:\Users\ALANHE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\

            Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled

            Scratch volume(s):

              G:\, 1.36T, 804.3G free

              C:\, 111.7G, 25.1G free

            • 3. Re: PS OpenCL Support for GeForce GTX 460 on Windows
              Level 7

              Either the drivers don't support OpenCL, or something is wrong with the driver installation.

              You'll have to talk to NVidia about why their recent driver is not correctly supporting OpenCL on your system.