State of the art Graphics support in Photoshop CC2014 / Mavericks on a Mac

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As i just a short while ago switched to Mavericks and decided to go for CC2014 due to some colormanagement problems in CS5 i am curious if there is by chance a way to get my ol' videocard working on openGL.

I do work on a mid2010 5.1 quadcore 2.8gzh with an ati 4870/512mb video card sitting in there, doing just fine with almost every task i give it. It does meet the system requiremenst as far as i could figure out. (open cl 1.2, open gl 4.xx 512mb vram etc...)
But openCL option is greyed out. So by surfing around the thousands of forums i ran around some "enable old GPUs" program topic. could that help with my case?
Or did i oversee something obvious?

Actually PS is working fine for me right now, 3D is working ( also i don't know how to use it) and all the new filters are doing great, but as you surely understand, i would like to get the most out of my system "as is". Are there any remarkeable diferences if openCL works, or can i maybe just forget about it ( i heard voices, claiming that all that hussle about openCL is not worth being concerned about)
-> macperformanceguide.com

If it is not going to work on my specific card and you think it wold be a significant push to have openCL working, does anybody has a clue wich videocard would be cheapest and best to be fitting my setup (Mavericks/CC2014/Macpro5.1).

lots of questions on my side.
Thank you allready for taking the time to read this.

C.
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No, the old "enable old GPUs" plugin is obsolete.

And if OpenCL is disabled, then that means that something about your GPU won't work with the OpenCL code used in Photoshop.
OpenCL just makes some operations run faster when the GPU supports it (sometimes much, much faster).
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and thank you again Chris.