It doesn't use GPU acceleration
Not on my MacBookPro 2013 with Nvidia Geforce GT 750 M 2 go + intel iris pro
Not on my Macpro 2009 16 Go Ram, SSD boot, with Ati HD 4870 500 mo
or more recent
Radeon RX 580 4 Go I just by for Corel Painter use.
The support says it is not use in case of CPU is faster than GPU but this is bullshit.
Mu trusty great but old 2,93 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2009
cannot be faster
than a 2017 GPU.
I think Corel does not give what it promise nowadays.
Happy new year everybody.
So far, Painter 2020 was able to leverage my GPU on my Windows 10 system with an i5 and Radeon RX570; however on my Macbook Painter decided not to leverage my Radeom M9 370X (Discreet) or my Iris Pro (integrated) so I think the i7 was the winner.
On both these systems Painter 2020 is faster than 2019 tho as there is more than just GPU improvements in the release.
@KrisLap @Aza: Are you both finding performance of 2020 the same or better than 2019?
Hi I don't think the i7 is the winner.
I think that Corel made it working for windows.
It neither works on the Macs, that is the problem.
I have a 2009 Macpro Nehalem Cpu (+- i5 nowadays on benchmarks) and just buying for it a compatible 2017 Radeon Rx 580 8 go and DDR5 Memory,
Painter doesn't recognize it at all.
And yes, painstormstudio recognize it and his open GL 1.2 abilities. Photoshop and illustrator recognize it.
I am not naïve thinking adding GPU it would be make my old Mac Pro a race horse, but it should help a little.
And yes I was buying the GPUs for Corel Painter 2020 Use in mind.
Their marketing is very clear : a lot faster with good GPU. up to 20X Faster...
Nelson Chiu with Windows Expresii is able to GPU accelerate his software, with a lot more complicated 3D brushes modeled from Chinese painting real bristles.
(I saw a post of a guy with a still Mighty Macpro 2013 asking with anguish why Avx2 isn't support on his Mac.
Well Avx2 is a Intel Core technology from +- 2012 and his CPU are mighty Xeon who can handle well Corel Painter 2020, their test is just not knowing Xeon existence).
They just mean : Recent CPU from Avx2.
Corel Painter is a company who do not recognize his mistakes or giving solution for the them.
Faster than Corel Painter 2019 ? Not that much.
Since the years painter claim new version are 10X or 20X faster or even 2X faster, their brushes should be lightning fast.
They're better than Painter 2008, for sure but they' not that fast.
I own a Corel Draw Graphic Suite 2017 licence I do not use because it was in a bundle and it only work on windows.
I buyed a 2009, 2017, 2018, 2019 Corel Painter licence.
I wil not buy a 2020 licence with all those problem and bulshit response I had from the company.
Another things who bother me :
- Corel Painter 2020 is still using several kind of layers, it make unwanted layers, real watercolor layers other thick paint layers, and another real watercolor layer, it is a headheache layer management.
Layer management is always tricky, but what other software is making a layer per brushes kind ?
They claim they improve the UI, but they don't improve what really matters.
- They have some great brushes but the new ones (thick layers) do not blend well as the older ones. Some of them are awful; not artistic at all.
When old great Skip Allen bake thick paint brushes, they blend well !
From the old days, they made brushes with analog artists, not only programers.
i will stick with Corel Painter 2019 from time to time for a few great legacy brushes remaining in the program.
Sorry for my Anger and my English.
When I tried the Painter 2020 demo, the brushes that had gpu acceleration were faster. But like Kris mentions Corel has been telling us brushes are 20x faster with each painter edition. If that was the case, then they should be much faster than past versions of painter. But they aren't. I personally don't think painter 2020 is worth the price, its not much better than 2019. If it was $50 upgrade, I'd say definitely.
If Corel wants to charge $150-$200 for upgrades then they need to start making some serious changes to the program. Other wise I can't find anything to justify the cost.