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NVIDIA offers GPU-accelerated plug-ins for CS4

NVIDIA (opens in new tab) last week announced the availability of GPU-accelerated plug-in solutions for Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) users that are optimized to run on a range of NVIDIA Quadro graphics solutions.

NVIDIA is offering exclusive discounts on plug-ins from Elemental Technologies, Boris FX, Red Giant Software and proDAD when purchased at

Among the plug-ins is the NVIDIA CUDA architecture-based Elemental Accelerator 2.0 for Windows from Elemental Technologies. By leveraging the CUDA parallel computing architecture, this new plug-in offloads H.264 video encoding to the Quadro GPU, enabling Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 users to experience a performance increase of up to 11X when compared to CPU-only video encoders. Now available on a range of Quadro GPUs, Elemental Accelerator 2.0 supports the creation of Blu-ray DVDs and Web content using Flash.