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CREATE ILLUSTRATOR CC DESIGNS 10X FASTER
WITH NVIDIA GPUs

Professional designers now get a powerful productivity boost with new NVIDIA GPU acceleration of Adobe Illustrator CC, which speeds up the entire canvas for all features and functions. This new experimental¹ feature enables real-time interactivity for designers, regardless of image size, feature mix or display resolution. Designers need smooth interactivity with the creative tools they use. But artwork complexity and growing display resolutions make it increasingly difficult for the CPU to keep up with the fill rate. The result is choppy response times, which disrupt and stifle creativity. Now with NVIDIA GPUs, Illustrator CC canvas performance is boosted over 10x faster than with CPUs alone.




ACCELERATE ILLUSTRATOR CC WITH ADVANCED NVIDIA TECHNOLOGIES

Adobe Illustrator CC uses an NVIDIA technology called NV Path Rendering, implemented as an extension to OpenGL, an open standard for graphics performance. Adobe and NVIDIA collaborated closely to weave this technology into Illustrator CC. Path rendering specifies a scene as a sequence of resolution-independent outlines, known as paths that can be filled or stroked. Unlike bitmap images, path rendering content can be arbitrarily zoomed and rescaled without pixelized results. Today most path rendering is performed with the CPU. However, in the same way nearly all 3D rendering is now performed on the GPU, applications based on path rendering are beginning to migrate to the faster and more efficient GPU. Check NVIDIA's Developer Zone for more information on NV Path Rendering.

¹ GPU acceleration is supported by Windows-based systems with Kepler or Maxwell-generation NVIDIA GPUs. It's available by default for all RGB documents and can optionally be enabled for CMYK documents.