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Hardware accelerate your PDFs
Posted on 14-Dec-2006 17:31. | Tags Filed under: News.

NVIDIA and Adobe have stitched together hardware acceleration of the latter's Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The press release says:

"... 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."

This works with an NVIDIA GeForce 6, 7, or 8-series GPU, so with the new Adobe 8 software, here's how it works:

"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, crisper display of text and imagery while zooming through rich, 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 catalogues and e-books. "

Nice work by Adobe to get NVIDIA onboard. Its de-facto electronic document standard PDF is currently under pressure by Microsoft, which is promoting its XPS format as an alternative to Adobe's product.

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