Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader 9 introduce continued support for 2D graphics acceleration (also referred to as GPU - graphical processing unit). This feature enhances page display, zooming, and panning within two dimensional PDF files. Acrobat or Adobe Reader detect the properties of your acceleration hardware and enable acceleration for supported configurations.
If acceleration hardware is detected, then optimization is enabled for all files except the first one opened when Acrobat launches. To verify that Acrobat has detected your acceleration hardware, choose Preferences from the Edit menu, select Page Display and verify whether an option labeled "2D graphics acceleration" is available under the Rendering section.
If Acrobat or Adobe Reader does not detect a supported video card, then the preference will not be visible.
The detection technology within Acrobat or Adobe Reader 9.0 supports nVidia, ATI and Intel Shader Model 2 and Shader Model 3 video cards with 128 megabytes of VRAM minimum. The following video cards have been tested with Acrobat and Adobe Reader 9.0.
|Acrobat and Adobe Reader 9.0|
nVidia Video Cards For Desktops
Quadro FX 330 PCIe
Quadro FX 4800 PCIe
|ATI Video Cards For Desktops||
Radeon X300 PCIe
FirePro V7750 (FireGL)
|Intel Chipsets for Desktops||Intel Q965 Chipset|
|nVidia Video Cards for Laptops||GeForce 8700M GT SLI System Configuration
GeForce Go 7900 GTX on Dell XPS
|ATI Video Cards for Laptops||Mobility Radeon X1400 on Dell Inspiron
Mobility FireGL V5200 on IBM T60P
If your video card is not in the list above, but does support Shader model 2 and 3 and has at least 128 megabytes of VRAM, Acrobat will most likely detect this and enable 2D Graphics Acceleration Preference.
If rendering issues occur, such as problems with scrolling or zooming, then disable this preference and see if the problem still happens. If disabling the preference does not resolve the issue, then please log a bug noting the issue and your video card on the Adobe website at www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform, or contact technical support at www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/contact.html; for countries other than the US please change the country option near the top of the web page to get the contact details for your country.