Adobe tested most of the following video cards before the release of Photoshop CS5. Newer cards have been tested and added to this list since the release. This document lists the video card by series. The minimum amount of RAM supported on video cards for Photoshop CS5 is 128 MB. 256 MB of RAM is recommended.
Note: Adobe tested laptop and desktop versions of the following cards. Be sure to download the latest driver for your specific model. (Laptop and desktop versions have slightly different names.)
7000, 8000, 9000, 100, 200, 400 series
Nvidia Quadro FX
x500, x700, x800, FX370, FX380, FX580 series, Quadro CX cards
(The x represents the initial version number of the card. For example, x500 represents all card lines that end in 500, including the 4500, the 3500, and the 1500 series.)
600, 2000, 6000, 4000 (Mac).
2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 series
Note: ATI X 1000 series cards are no longer being tested.
FireGL (R600 family GPUs x6xx series): V3600, V5600, V7600, V7700, V8600, V8650
FirePro (R700 family GPUs X7xx series): V3700, V3750, V5700, V7750, V8700, V8750
FirePro (R800 family GPUs x8xx series): V3800, V3850, V4900, V5800, V7800, V8800, V9800
Intel HD Graphics
Intel GMA 4-Series Chipset
Intel HD Graphics Family
Intel HD Graphics P3000
Intel HD Graphics P4000
MacBook Air Intel GMA X3100