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DSC
12-09-06, 02:02 AM
http://www.nvidia.com/object/testimonial_adobe_acrobat8.html

Interesting, anyone tried this on their GF6/7/8 card? You need the latest Adobe Reader 8.0 of course.

SLippe
12-09-06, 02:31 AM
No, but I will first chance I get. Thanks for the heads-up.

jAkUp
12-09-06, 03:09 AM
Actually Foxit Reader is really fast for me :o

3NZ0
12-09-06, 04:39 AM
Foxit Reader runs very fast on all pc's i use...

ar is bloated to hell imo.

HarpooN
12-09-06, 04:59 AM
Just installed Acrobat Reader 8.0 and... it runs the same way 7.0 was doing for me.
I've tried it with a 27 Mb pdf (service manual book of my Nissan 200SX :D ), and it struggles as I scroll down from page to page. It could be cpu-limited, though, as I can see my cpu getting 100% utilization when I'm doing it.
As for GPU acceleration, I can't tell for the hell of it if it's working or not (lee63)

DSC
12-09-06, 05:05 AM
You need to enable it in the Adobe Reader 8 options.

Having purchased and installed a supporting graphics card, activating these features is easy. Using your on-screen cursor, simply browse the EDIT menu and select PREFERENCES. Choose the PAGE DISPLAY tab. Under the heading RENDERING, check the box next to USE 2D GPU ACCELERATION. Click OK to start exploring the horizon-broadening (and visually arresting) future of information storage, sharing and retrieval.

And guys, please leave Foxit out of this thread? I'm just curious how the 2D GPU Acceleration works in Adobe Reader 8. That is all, I don't care about anything else.

Scaramonga
12-09-06, 05:39 AM
Runs fast enough for me........once you remove the 2 entries from the Startup folder.

I see no need to have them running 24/7.

HarpooN
12-09-06, 06:04 AM
You need to enable it in the Adobe Reader 8 options.





Thanks m8 :) It's working now, and what a difference it makes! I can see from my cpu use how the gpu it's taking all the work now (nana2)

Dazz
12-09-06, 06:34 AM
Cool i use Adobe Reader for home and work use i'll have to try this out as i always found it a little bit sluggish

Unstable_Hero
12-09-06, 06:36 AM
i just tried it, it works great, i even get fraps fps counter

Dazz
12-09-06, 06:46 AM
lol really i guess it means it really is using the hardware then.

Scaramonga
12-09-06, 07:07 AM
Enabling 2D Acceleration gives me grey blocks all over the pages??

Unstable_Hero
12-09-06, 07:16 AM
Do you have an oc? try setting it to default.

Scaramonga
12-09-06, 08:49 AM
Do you have an oc? try setting it to default.

Nope........it's on stock settings.......:(

hectorsm
12-09-06, 09:18 AM
Enabling 2D Acceleration gives me grey blocks all over the pages??

I am getting that grey block on pages also. Sometime if I click on the next page and then back, it goes away.

Un-checking the 2D acceleration make the problem disappear immediately.

HarpooN
12-09-06, 09:50 AM
In previous versions, the grey pages problem while viewing pdf's from webpages get solved by unmarking the Edit-> Preferences -> Internet -> Allow fast web view
Dunno if it will work with 8.0, though. Give it a try and see if it helps :)

hectorsm
12-09-06, 09:59 AM
Nope. That didn't work. Thanks anyways.

The problem seems to appear only when using the scroll bar. Using the page botton I don't get the problem.

Scaramonga
12-09-06, 10:06 AM
Hmm........maybe its a G80 problem?

InSuboRdiNaTioN
12-09-06, 03:32 PM
Makes a big difference on my end! Great thanks OP!

GeniusPr0
12-09-06, 03:54 PM
LOL @ this thread

Q
12-09-06, 04:20 PM
Enabling 2D Acceleration gives me grey blocks all over the pages??

No surprise. Likely just the awesome drivers for 8800 Series. I get it too.

monkeydust
12-09-06, 04:39 PM
Yeah, I get grey blocks too on my 8800.

Bokishi
12-09-06, 05:25 PM
Same here.

AthlonXP1800
12-09-06, 05:59 PM
Wow what a big difference.

On CPU with a pdf with full of images, it took 1 to 2 seconds for the CPU to loaded images to read. On GPU, all images are already been loaded as I scrolled down the pages. Amazing. :D

Dazz
12-09-06, 06:25 PM
Yeah it is a big diffrence thats for sure.