I' don't know if this old version of photoshop can handle this relative new graphic card...
Why do you think it wouldn't work? They both use the same standard, the new card supports the same standard
as older cards. Nvidia seems to think it should be transparent. That would be similar to taking any software written for
Windows in the past decade and wondering if it would work on current Intel processors (Current versions of the OS
are a different matter, but hardware stays compatible for a long time unless they are different models.
It also misses the point that Photoshop's built-in hardware information system does recognize the card and doesn't
say anything about incompatibility. It does say that advanced features are not allowed. That doesn't seem to be a
case of incompatibility, but of some sort of restriction. That's why I brought up the question here, as it looks like some
features may not be in compatible, but may be disabled or not allowed. I'm trying to figure out why and how to fix the problem.
It is able to see that basic openGL is supported, and it doesn't say normal or advanced isn't supported, but
that it is _not allowed_. This indicates something is blocking it from even trying.
Nvidia's support has been working with me on this for the past couple of weeks and they don't know why it
isn't working either -- adobe does mention the GTX1080, specifically, as being supported. Note, this is
the photoshop is part of a larger suite including Premier, where it was "soft-coded" in a text file
to not accept newer cards -- but adding the names of newer cards seemed to solve the problem
for Premier -- but it doesn't seem that file is present in photoshop.
Have tried 32 and 64 bit. It does work with CS6, but my testing with CS6 was time-limited and
it wasn't the extended version I have with CS5.