Photoshop: Preference > Performance > Advanced options: What does "Use native operating system GPU acceleration" checkbox do?

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Why is that and also what exactly is this referring to? The wording isn't clear at all. Does it mean:

A. Use acceleration on a native (integrated) GPU?
or
B. Use the native acceleration framework on the GPU installed?

Is it referencing Metal? OpenCL/GL? What? Or is my GPU now not supported by some form of acceleration. I'd just like to know what exactly isn't being supported here.

Mac Pro
Sierra 10.12.4
Photoshop CC 2017.1.0
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  • like stabbing the "double-click Layer Isolation" feature in the face repeatedly.

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It can be used to accelerate the Oil Paint Filter. If grayed out it means your system's GPU doesn't meet one of the requirements (GPU model or driver version).
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/oil-paint-filter.html
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Correct. From the Tooltip: "Enable to allow use of macOS Metal and Windows DirectX 12 as appropriate." Oil Paint was the first these native OS api for graphics acceleration. You'll see more features start to use or move to these instead of directly going to OpenGL/OpenCL.
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What brand of video card for that to work on windows.

For mac it's AMD. Is that the same for windows?
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I believe any GPU supporting Microsoft DirectX 12 should work.
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On Windows 10 with Nvidia GTX 960 4GB (DirectX 12) this option is grayed out. Why?
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grauenwölfe

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Thanks for the info, both of you. Answered perfectly.
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Shiju. Kallodil Kurien

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geforce GT 710/PCIe/SSE2, adavanced settings open cannot enable Use openCL same enable Use native operating system GPU acceleration.  you help me at learn must 
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