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Vega 8 (Ryzen 5 3500u) lags using Photoshop

Question asked by alstonfds on Oct 5, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2020 by alstonfds


I have a brand new Lenovo S145 laptop with this config -

Ryzen 5 3500u w/ Vega 8

8 GB dual-channel DDR4 2666Mhz RAM

512GB m.2 SSD


With this config you would think that running Photoshop CS6 with OpenCL enabled would be great. On the contrary Photoshop lags a lot.


I've tried playing around with the multiple driver sets including the latest.

Selected the 'Balanced' power setting and set the GPU for max performance in the power settings.

Checked online for all sorts of tweaks too.


AMDuprof shows STAPM power limit at 21W. It also shows GPU clocks fluctuating at a mere 17Mhz to 150Mhz during Photoshop usage which is terrible!  Photoshop usage shows a max of 11w at any given time.


So why the heck isn't my GPU clocking higher? Is there anything i can do via software to force higher minimum clocks?


My work rate is suffering because of this. I have a 8-year GTX570M laptop that works much better! Someone please assist.