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Five or so years ago not having a dedicated graphics card would make using any tool more sophisticated than a simple brush would cause Photoshop to turn into a slide show. Is this still the case in 2020 where integrated graphics have improved?

  • Any computer sold in the last 10 years can handle Photoshop. No clue what your experience was 5 years ago, but chances are it was very local issue which could have been resolved - or you were using something much, much, much older than merely 5 years ago. – Scott Nov 11 at 4:53
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    Photoshop used gpu to accelerate and enable only certain things: while having everything on CPU could've tank the overal performance, you wouldn't see a drastic difference when, say, using the brush tool (brush engine is still on cpu). Modern integrated gpus support most of PS accelerated features. – Sergey Kritskiy Nov 11 at 6:11
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    See Adobe Photoshop system requirements. Please note that tech support is generally off-topic here. Sorry about that. – Billy Kerr Nov 11 at 11:40
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    Most nonintel integrated grapohics card is faster than 5 year old dedicated card. Just has worse memory options – joojaa Nov 11 at 13:57
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    I don't know much about this, but I guess a dedicated card is more useful for video editing, 3d work, and gaming. – Lucian Nov 11 at 18:32

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