Predator Graphics Card Recommendations

Overview of PC Graphics Cards and Predator Virtual CNC

In general, Predator Virtual CNC supports all OpenGL compatible graphics cards included gaming graphics cards and integrated graphics cards from AMD, Intel and nVIDIA. There are way too many gaming and integrated graphics cards to list and test them all. However, for the best OpenGL performance Predator Software recommends professional OpenGL optimized graphics cards by AMD and nVIDIA listed in the tables below.

AMD Graphics Card Recommendations for Predator Virtual CNC

AMD Graphics Card Recommended Windows Driver Version(s) Release Date
FirePro S7150 16.300.2201 February 2016
FirePro W2100 18.20.24.03 August 2014
FirePro W4100 18.20.24.03 August 2014
FirePro W4300 18.20.24.03 December 2015
FirePro W5100 18.20.24.03 March 2014
FirePro W7100 18.20.24.03 August 2014
FirePro W8100 18.20.24.03 June 2014
FirePro W9100 18.20.24.03 March 2014
Radeon Pro W5700 18.20.24.03 November 2019
Radeon Pro WX 2100 19.Q4, 19.Q1 & 18.20.24.03 June 2017
Radeon Pro WX 3100 19.Q4, 19.Q1 & 18.20.24.03 June 2017
Radeon Pro WX 3200 19.Q4 July 2019
Radeon Pro WX 4100 19.Q4, 19.Q1 & 18.20.24.03 November 2016
Radeon Pro WX 5100 19.Q4, 19.Q1 & 18.20.24.03 November 2016
Radeon Pro WX 7100 19.Q4, 19.Q1 & 18.20.24.03 November 2016
Radeon Pro WX 8200 19.Q4, 19.Q1 & 18.20.24.03 August 2018
Radeon Pro WX 9100 19.Q4, 19.Q1 & 18.20.24.03 July 2017

nVIDIA Graphics Card Recommendations for Predator Virtual CNC

nVIDIA Graphics Card Recommended Windows Driver Version(s) Release Date
Quadro GP100 431.02 & M431.70 October 2016
Quadro GV100 431.02 & M431.70 March 2018
Quadro RTX 4000 431.02 November 2018
Quadro RTX 5000 431.02 May 2019
Quadro RTX 6000 431.02 August 2018
Quadro RTX 8000 431.02 August 2018
Quadro M2000 431.02 & M431.70 April 2016
Quadro M4000 431.02 & M431.70 June 2015
Quadro M5000 431.02 & M431.70 June 2015
Quadro M6000 431.02 & M431.70 March 2015
Quadro P400 431.02 & M431.70 February 2017
Quadro P600 431.02 & M431.70 February 2017
Quadro P620 431.02 & M431.70 February 2018
Quadro P1000 431.02 & M431.70 February 2017
Quadro P2000 431.02 & M431.70 February 2017
Quadro P2200 431.02 & M431.70 June 2019
Quadro P4000 431.02 & M431.70 February 2017
Quadro P5000 431.02 & M431.70 October 2016
Quadro P6000 431.02 & M431.70 October 2016
Quadro RTX 4000 431.02 & M431.70 November 2018
Quadro RTX 5000 431.02 & M431.70 May 2019
Quadro RTX 6000 431.02 & M431.70 August 2018
Quadro RTX 8000 431.02 & M431.70 August 2018
Tesla M6 441.22 August 2015
Tesla M10 441.22 May 2016
Tesla M60 441.22 August 2015
Tesla P4 441.22 September 2016
Tesla P6 441.22 March 2017
Tesla P40 441.22 September 2016
Tesla T4 441.22 September 2018
Tesla V100 441.22 September 2017

Predator Software does not publish benchmarks for each graphics card. In general newer cards perform better than older cards and more expensive cards perform better than less expensive cards. Older AMD and nVIDIA graphics cards listed above are still supported by Predator Virtual CNC. Older graphics cards are often very affordable.

NOTE: Predator CNC Editor utilizes Predator Virtual CNC for backplotting. So all of the above applies to Predator CNC Editor users as well.

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