Photoshop leverages the graphics processor in your system to provide a seamlessly smooth Photoshop experience and increased performance with many features.
How to enable graphics processor in photoshop?
Case 1: Your machine has a discrete graphics card
Case 2: Your machine uses the onboard card
Does Photoshop take advantage of more than one graphics processor or graphics card?
Photoshop does not take advantage of multiple graphics cards. Conflicting drivers may also cause crashes or other problems.
- If you have a system with multiple graphics cards, please consider configuring computers with multiple graphics cards.
- If you have multiple monitors, a best practice is to connect them to the same graphics card prior to starting Photoshop.
Green screen display error
You may encounter the Green screen error when Photoshop is running and switch screen resolutions (attach or remove the second monitor of a different resolution). As a workaround, do any of the following:
- Click the green dot on the document or application window to resize the window to fit the current screen.
- Quit/restart Photoshop
- Go to Preferences > Technology Previews and enable Deactivate Native Canvas. Restart Photoshop.
Can I use Photoshop’s graphics processor features on a virtual machine?
Running Photoshop under virtual machines, or VMs, is not tested extensively nor officially supported. Running Photoshop with Use Graphics Processor enabled under virtual machines and remote desktop is not supported at all.