4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 26, 2017 12:36 PM by yuriyg19690579

    Does the GPU effect what Photoshop draws?

    yuriyg19690579

      For example, if you have a pure black-white gradient, you will see banding unless you have:
      10 bpc monitor, cable that supports 10bpc, graphics card that outputs 10bpc with OpenGL(Quadro or Radeon Pro), 10bpc enabled in your graphics card settings, and 30 bit monitor turned on in Photoshop->Preferences->Performance

       

      Now, say you don't have the graphics card component. You will see some banding if you draw a pure black-white gradient. Does this impact what is actually in the file? In other words, if you were to then install a 10bpc graphics card and reopen that file, would the banding still be there, or would it go away?

       

      I believe it will go away, because the graphics card/monitor/etc only impact what you see on the screen, not what is actually in the file. But my 10bpc graphics card blew up so I can't verify myself.