Adobe Acrobat 8 and Adobe Reader 8 are the latestsoftware
applications that harness the power of GPUs to improve
performance and image quality.
Both the Adobe Acrobat 8 product family and Adobe Reader 8 now
offer a new page display rendering mode, which uses the graphics
processing unit (GPU) to accelerate the drawing and display of
pages in PDF format.
"NVIDIA GeForce and NVIDIA Quadro GPUs let users do more with PDF
files, and faster," said Pam Deziel, director, platform product
marketing, Adobe Systems Incorporated. "Panning, scrolling,
zooming?Virtually every major function in Adobe Reader 8 that
takes advantage of the GPU will receive a tangible boost in
performance. Things people may have avoided in the past, such as
deeply detailed zoomable maps, are now easily displayed."
Enabled only on modern, powerful GPUs, the feature "2D GPU
ACCELERATION" enhances the interactivity of page display and
allows fluid zooming and panning of complex documents. This
results in a performance boost, as well as sharper display of
text and imagery while zooming through large documents. The
ability of the GPU to display PDF files in such an interactive
manner enables truly fluid handling of electronic documents,
whether they be subway maps, architectural blueprints, trail
maps, or lengthy catalogs and e-books.
More information on Adobe Acrobat 8 and Adobe Reader 8, including
a list of supported GPUs, can be found at www.adobe.com.