NVIDIA have just announced that the latest version of "Adobe Reader" (formerly known as Acrobat Reader) now makes full use of GPU acceleration when viewing PDF files in conjunction with an NVIDIA or ATI graphics processor (providing it has shader model 3.0 support and at least 128MB's of video memory).
For full details, head over to NVIDIA's press room.
SANTA CLARA, CA-DECEMBER 12, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that 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. Building upon the recent performance improvements of Adobe Acrobat 8 and Adobe Reader 8, Adobe has leveraged the power and programmability of the GPU to further turbocharge the display of 2D content in PDF documents.
"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."