Built for Speed and GPU’s

UPDATE: Now Available

So we are only days away from launching our new plug-in Element 3D (Watch DEMO VIDEO) and as you may know it renders using OpenGL on your graphics card. We are working on a more official list of supported cards but here are some general requirements and info.

Video Card Memory:
We recommend at least 1GB of video memory but 512MBs will work fine. We technically support 256MB cards but you will be limited on texture capabilities and you can actually buy a killer card for $150 right now which will boost performance a ton.

Minimum Cards Supported:
Nvidia Geforce 8800 and newer.
ATI 3870 and newer.

Support includes Geforce Series: 9000, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, Quadro 4000 (4800), 5000

IMPORTANT:
We HIGHLY recommend that you update your graphics card drivers from ATI or Nvidia for best performance. Users on Macintosh should update there OS which includes updated drivers.

Other notes:

  • Element 3D does not require CUDA only Open GL.
  • Quadro 4000 and similar cards on the mac are supported! We even have a fix for Optical Flares to allow full GPU performance in an update that will be out later this month.

I’ll have a full list of cards soon but you can look up your card online to see if it supports these features: DirectX 10 / OpenGL 3.3 / Shader Model 4

If you are in the market for a new card here are some nice picks:

$150: (For the price, these are insane cards)
NVidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 6870

$300: (This is similar to performance of my machine a 580)
NVidia GeForce GTX 570
AMD Radeon HD 7870

$450+:
NVidia GeForce GTX 680
AMD Radeon HD 7970

POSTED:
12 years ago
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