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 M4150 14.301.1002.1006 October 2013
FirePro M4170 14.301.1002.1006 April 2014
FirePro M5100 14.301.1010 October 2013
FirePro M6100 14.301.1003 October 2013
FirePro R5000 17.Q3.1 February 2013
FirePro S7150 16.300.2201 February 2016
FirePro W2100 18.Q3 August 2014
FirePro W4100 18.Q3 August 2014
FirePro W4190M 15.201.2601.1003 November 2015
FirePro W4300 18.Q3 December 2015
FirePro W5000 18.Q3 August 2012
FirePro W5100 18.Q3 March 2014
FirePro W5170M 15.201.2601.1005 August 2014
FirePro W6150M 15.201.2601.1005 November 2015
FirePro W7000 18.Q3 June 2012
FirePro W7100 18.Q3 August 2014
FirePro W8000 18.Q3 June 2012
FirePro W8100 18.Q3 June 2014
FirePro W9000 18.Q3 June 2012
FirePro W9100 18.Q3 June 2016 & April 2014
FirePro V3900 9.003.3 February 2012
FirePro V4900 9.003.3 November 2011
FirePro V5900 9.003.3 May 2011
FirePro V7900 9.003.3 May 2011
Radeon Pro W5500 20.Q1 February 2020
Radeon Pro W5700 20.Q1 November 2019
Radeon Pro WX 2100 20.Q1 June 2017
Radeon Pro WX 3100 20.Q1 June 2017
Radeon Pro WX 3200 20.Q1 July 2019
Radeon Pro WX 4100 20.Q1 November 2016
Radeon Pro WX 4130 20.Q1 March 2017
Radeon Pro WX 4150 20.Q1 January 2017
Radeon Pro WX 4170 20.Q1 March 2017
Radeon Pro WX 5100 20.Q1 November 2016
Radeon Pro WX 7100 20.Q1 November 2016
Radeon Pro WX 7130 20.Q1 March 2017
Radeon Pro WX 8200 20.Q1 August 2018
Radeon Pro WX 9100 20.Q1 July 2017

NOTE: Laptop owners should always use graphics drivers provided by the laptop manufacturer.

nVIDIA Graphics Card Recommendations for Predator Virtual CNC

nVIDIA Graphics Card Recommended Windows Driver Version(s) Release Date
Quadro GP100 442.74 October 2016
Quadro GV100 442.74 March 2018
Quadro K410 441.66 August 2012
Quadro K420 441.66 July 2014
Quadro K600 441.66 February 2013
Quadro K620 441.66 July 2014
Quadro K620M 442.74 March 2015
Quadro K1200 431.02 January 2015
Quadro K2000 441.66 March 2013
Quadro K2200 441.66 July 2014
Quadro K2200M 441.66 July 2014
Quadro K4000 441.66 March 2013
Quadro K4200 441.66 August 2014
Quadro K5000 441.66 October 2012
Quadro K5200 441.66 July 2014
Quadro K6000 441.66 July 2013
Quadro M500M 442.74 April 2016
Quadro M520 442.74 January 2017
Quadro M600M 442.74 August 2015
Quadro M620 442.74 January 2017
Quadro M1000M 442.74 August 2015
Quadro M1200 442.74 January 2017
Quadro M2000 442.74 April 2016
Quadro M2000M 442.74 December 2015
Quadro M2200 442.74 January 2017
Quadro M3000M 442.74 August 2015
Quadro M4000 442.74 June 2015
Quadro M4000M 442.74 August 2015
Quadro M5000 442.74 June 2015
Quadro M5000M 442.74 August 2015
Quadro M5500 442.74 April 2016
Quadro M6000 442.74 March 2015
Quadro P400 442.74 February 2017
Quadro P500 442.74 January 2018
Quadro P520 442.74 May 2019
Quadro P600 442.74 February 2017
Quadro P620 442.74 February 2018
Quadro P1000 442.74 February 2017
Quadro P2000 442.74 February 2017
Quadro P2200 442.74 June 2019
Quadro P3000 442.74 January 2017
Quadro P3200 442.74 February 2018
Quadro P4000 442.74 February 2017
Quadro P4200 442.74 February 2018
Quadro P5000 442.74 October 2016
Quadro P5200 442.74 February 2018
Quadro P6000 442.74 October 2016
Quadro RTX 3000 442.74 May 2019
Quadro RTX 4000 442.74 November 2018
Quadro RTX 5000 442.74 May 2019
Quadro RTX 6000 442.74 August 2018
Quadro RTX 8000 442.74 August 2018
Quadro T1000 442.74 May 2019
Quadro T2000 442.74 May 2019
Tesla M6 442.50 August 2015
Tesla M10 442.50 May 2016
Tesla M60 442.50 August 2015
Tesla P4 442.50 September 2016
Tesla P6 442.50 March 2017
Tesla P40 442.50 September 2016
Tesla T4 442.50 September 2018
Tesla V100 442.50 September 2017

NOTE: Laptop owners should always use graphics drivers provided by the laptop manufacturer.

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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