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Silver Efex Pro 2.0 Performance Issue Solution

In the process of preparing my digital negatives for lith printing I made heavy use of Silver Efex Pro 2.0 on my desktop PC. Unfortunately performance was horrendous. It was so bad SFX was nearly unusable. It was quite surprising since I’ve used it many times in the past without issue, both on the laptop and on the desktop.

I looked around the Nik Software forums and came across someone with similar symptoms. The suggested solution was to upgrade the video card driver to the newest release.

Duh. I’d rebuilt the desktop PC after a whole fiasco with a new video card, and I wasn’t likely running current drivers. A quick trip to the ATI website for some ancient (but more current than default) drivers for my ancient video card and voila! Problem solved.