A Computer hardware and components forum. ComputerBanter.com

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » ComputerBanter.com forum » Video Cards » Matrox Videocards
Site Map Home Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Photoshop + Win 7 64 Bit + Matrox M-series: no OpenGL?

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 17th 10, 10:09 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.matrox
Henrik Meier
external usenet poster
Posts: 1
Default Photoshop + Win 7 64 Bit + Matrox M-series: no OpenGL?

Hi. Do you have any idea if this combination is able to use OpenGL
with Photoshop?

- Photoshop CS5 and CS4 64 or 32 Bit

- Win 7 64 Bit

- Matrox graphics card M9148 (M-series)

- 3 monitors, 16 GB RAM

On this machine (Win 7, 64 Bit etc.) that i just bought for good
Photoshopping fun, Photoshop CS4 and CS5 with either 64 or 32 bit did
NOT recognize OpenGL on the computer, the OpenGL option was dimmed-off
and not accessible in the preferences.

But: The Matrox M-Series (which my M9148 is part of) officially
supports OpenGL 2.0 (though not OpenGL 2.1). Also required by
Photoshop is Shader Model 3 and i see no Matrox comment if that is

At first the machine did not even boot with the Matrox card. I managed
to talk to a Matrox technician. He said that the card had had a
problem on machines with more than 4 GB RAM. He gave me a beta driver,
and then the general performance was nice, but Photoshop did not
recognize OpenGL. Prompted by the technician, i did the following

- Disable monitors 2 and 3 and start Photoshop again on a single
monitor system. Still no OpenGL.

- Test my machine with the free OpenGL Extension Viewer from Real-VR.
It confirmed that Open GL 2.0 is ok on my machine, but 2.1 is not. It
says it supports Shading language version 1.1 Matrox GLSL compiler.

From the internet i also read that another Matrox-M-cards supports
Shader Model 3 (also required). I read that OpenGL is only supported
with Matrox SE-U driver, not with the WDDM driver (but don't
understand the difference). The problem seems not to be mentioned in
the "GPU" text you can open via Photoshop's "Help" menu. The Matrox
PowerDesk software doesn't help with OpenGL things.

Thanks for all hints!

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
8800GT openGL and Adobe Photoshop CS4 Beemer Nvidia Videocards 2 December 30th 08 01:28 PM
OpenGL Problem with latest AIW Radeon 9600 series CCC & Display Driver Graystar Ati Videocards 1 August 6th 07 03:50 AM
WTD: 2nd-hand Photoshop 8 or 9 & Matrox card. MY5TMAN Matrox Videocards 2 January 11th 06 11:59 AM
Intel 875P (ASUS P4C800 Series or Abit IC7 Series) cant handle PAT when using all 4 memory slots ? [email protected]@hotmail.com Intel 1 May 23rd 04 03:01 AM
Matrox OpenGL extensions Vincent DAVID Matrox Videocards 1 August 27th 03 03:07 PM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 ComputerBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.