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I've been reading up a bit on nvidia's CUDA. From what i can tell its not something you download and install? Or is it? It kinda seemed from what i read that your programs will recognize your gpu and use it in those programs. If this is true how can you tell if its being utilized in say Photoshop CS5?
Basically if anybody knows the in's and out's of CUDA I'd be happy to hear.
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CUDA basically utilizes the gpu for proccessing rather then the CPU for photo's,videos ect, even simulations like what physx does. you would need the drivers which is usually included within the Display Drivers install file, so once you install the display drivers the CUDA software needed to run CUDA base programs is installed to run the programs properly that is CUDA enabled.

as for photoshop cs5 utilizing it, it can use CUDA but not fully unless you use plug ins that use CUDA, originally photoshop doesn't support it natively but plug in's were made which should still be out there that can make photoshop utilize it and hopefully properly to.

this should give alittle information if you haven't seen this about it

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...it,2770-8.html
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CUDA also power's the water effect's in Just Cause 2 according the Nvidia
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I've been reading up a bit on nvidia's CUDA. From what i can tell its not something you download and install? Or is it? It kinda seemed from what i read that your programs will recognize your gpu and use it in those programs. If this is true how can you tell if its being utilized in say Photoshop CS5?
Basically if anybody knows the in's and out's of CUDA I'd be happy to hear.
1) It's Hardware and drivers so you're right
2)not Entirely true, some programs are coded to work with CUDA some aren't. but I believe you can Download "patches" for this. I heard there's a 25% increase and whatnot in Photoshop with CUDA
3)and there's no bar graph or anything to tell you you'll just see a performance boost considering you're not being bottled necked.
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