Programs don't work as well on all types of processors, which means that sometimes it takes a special collaboration between the chip makers and software developers to optimize performance.
What we have learned from one of AMD's most recent press releases is that the Sunnyvale, California-based company has decided to work together with Adobe.
The purpose of the deal is to optimize the Adobe Creative Suite 6 on the upcoming Trinity
accelerated processing units.
This is not so surprising, knowing just how many GPU-accelerated features exist in Photoshop CS6 and Premiere Pro CS6.
It also bears noting that this collaboration is the first to implement OpenCL within the Adobe Creative Suite family.
"AMD brings its expertise in GPU and APU compute in the latest release of Adobe Creative Suite," said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe.
"This technology integration allows us to provide creative professionals with exciting new creative options and lightning-fast performance."
To give an example of what the two companies seek, in Photoshop CS6, the new Adobe Mercury Graphics engine utilizes both OpenCL and OpenGL for things like Blur Gallery. On the Trinity APUs, the performance of this component should be ten times as high as without any optimizations.
These are just two of the dozens of GPU-accelerated features, so professional designers have every reason to feel elated.
We won't go too much into this, as we've already explored the matter, down to similar benefits in the Liquefy feature, right here
"AMD engineers have worked closely with Adobe to ensure creative professionals have the best computing experience possible with the latest Adobe CS6 suite," said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, Content, Applications and Solutions at AMD. "By working with Adobe on industry standards, we have helped bring GPU and APU acceleration and new levels of performance to the market's premier digital imaging software."