Predator Graphics Card Recommendations

Overview of PC Graphics Cards and Predator Virtual CNC

In general, Predator Virtual CNC supports all OpenGL compatible graphics cards including 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. However, for the best OpenGL performance, Predator Software recommends professional OpenGL optimized graphics cards by AMD and nVIDIA. Over the years, each vendor has developed multiple professional graphics cards. Refer to the following lists in the tables below.

AMD Graphics Card Recommendations for Predator Virtual CNC

AMD Graphics Card Status Recommended Driver Release Date
AMD FirePro M4150 Legacy 14.301.1002.1006 October 2013
AMD FirePro M4170 Legacy 14.301.1002.1006 April 2014
AMD FirePro M5100 Legacy 14.301.1010 October 2013
AMD FirePro M6100 Legacy 14.301.1003 October 2013
AMD FirePro R5000 Legacy 17.Q3.1 February 2013
AMD FirePro S7150 Legacy 16.300.2201 February 2016
AMD FirePro S7150 x2 Legacy 16.300.2201 February 2016
AMD FirePro W2100 Legacy 18.Q3 August 2014
AMD FirePro W4100 Legacy 18.Q3 August 2014
AMD FirePro W4190M Legacy 15.201.2601.1003 November 2015
AMD FirePro W4300 Legacy 18.Q3 December 2015
AMD FirePro W5000 Legacy 18.Q3 August 2012
AMD FirePro W5100 Legacy 18.Q3 March 2014
AMD FirePro W5170M Legacy 15.201.2601.1005 August 2014
AMD FirePro W6150M Legacy 15.201.2601.1005 November 2015
AMD FirePro W7000 Legacy 18.Q3 June 2012
AMD FirePro W7100 Legacy 18.Q3 August 2014
AMD FirePro W8000 Legacy 18.Q3 June 2012
AMD FirePro W8100 Legacy 18.Q3 June 2014
AMD FirePro W9000 Legacy 18.Q3 June 2012
AMD FirePro W9100 Legacy 18.Q3 June 2016 & April 2014
AMD FirePro V3900 Legacy 9.003.3 February 2012
AMD FirePro V4900 Legacy 9.003.3 November 2011
AMD FirePro V5900 Legacy 9.003.3 May 2011
AMD FirePro V7900 Legacy 9.003.3 May 2011
AMD Radeon Pro VII Current 20.11.2 May 2020
AMD Radeon Pro 555 Legacy 20.Q1 June 2017
AMD Radeon Pro 555X Legacy 20.Q1 July 2018
AMD Radeon Pro 560X Legacy 20.Q1 July 2018
AMD Radeon Pro 570 Legacy 20.Q1 June 2017
AMD Radeon Pro 570X Legacy 20.Q1 March 2019
AMD Radeon Pro 575 Legacy 20.Q1 June 2017
AMD Radeon Pro 575X Legacy 20.Q1 March 2019
AMD Radeon Pro 580 Legacy 20.Q1 June 2017
AMD Radeon Pro 580X Legacy 20.Q1 March 2019
AMD Radeon Pro 5300 Current 20.11.2 August 2020
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M Current 20.11.2 August 2020
AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT Current 20.11.2 August 2020
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M Current 20.11.2 August 2019
AMD Radeon Pro 5700 Current 20.11.2 August 2020
AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT Current 20.11.2 August 2020
AMD Radeon Pro W5300M Current 20.11.2 August 2019
AMD Radeon Pro W5500 Current 20.11.2 February 2020
AMD Radeon Pro W5500M Current 20.11.2 February 2020
AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Legacy 20.Q1 November 2019
AMD Radeon Pro W5700X Legacy 20.Q1 December 2019
AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 Legacy 20.Q1 June 2017
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Legacy 20.Q1 June 2017
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 Legacy 20.Q1 July 2019
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200M Legacy 20.Q1 July 2019
AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100 Legacy 20.Q1 November 2016
AMD Radeon Pro WX 4130 Legacy 20.Q1 March 2017
AMD Radeon Pro WX 4150 Legacy 20.Q1 January 2017
AMD Radeon Pro WX 4170 Legacy 20.Q1 March 2017
AMD Radeon Pro WX 5100 Legacy 20.Q1 November 2016
AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Legacy 20.Q1 November 2016
AMD Radeon Pro WX 7130 Legacy 20.Q1 March 2017
AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 Legacy 20.Q1 August 2018
AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100 Legacy 20.Q1 July 2017
AMD Radeon RX 5300 Current 20.11.2 August 2020
AMD Radeon RX 5300 XT Legacy 20.11.2 October 2019
AMD Radeon RX 5300M Legacy 20.11.2 November 2019
AMD Radeon RX 5500 Legacy 20.11.2 October 2019
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Legacy 20.11.2 December 2019
AMD Radeon RX 5500M Legacy 20.11.2 October 2019
AMD Radeon RX 5600 Current 20.11.2 January 2020
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Current 20.11.2 January 2020
AMD Radeon RX 5600M Current 20.11.2 July 2020
AMD Radeon RX 5700 Current 20.11.2 July 2019
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Current 20.11.2 July 2019
AMD Radeon RX 5700M Current 20.11.2 July 2020
AMD Radeon RX 6800 Current 20.11.2 November 2020
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Current 20.11.2 November 2020
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Current 20.11.2 December 2020
AMD Radeon VII Current 20.11.2 February 2019

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

nVIDIA Graphics Card Recommendations for Predator Virtual CNC

nVIDIA Graphics Card Status Recommended Driver Release Date
nVIDIA NVS 310 Legacy Version 392.63 June 2012
nVIDIA NVS 315 Legacy Version 392.63 March 2013
nVIDIA NVS 510 Legacy Version 461.40 October 2012
nVIDIA NVS 810 Legacy Version 461.40 November 2015
nVIDIA NVS 5200M Legacy Version 392.63 June 2012
nVIDIA NVS 5400M Legacy Version 392.63 June 2012
nVIDIA RTX A40 Current Version 461.40 October 2020
nVIDIA RTX A6000 Current Version 461.40 October 2020
nVIDIA Titan RTX Current Version 461.40 December 2018
nVIDIA Titan V Legacy Version 461.40 December 2017
nVIDIA Titan V CEO Legacy Version 461.40 December 2018
nVIDIA Titan X Legacy Version 461.40 August 2016
nVIDIA Titan Xp Legacy Version 461.40 April 2017
nVIDIA Quadro GP100 Legacy Version 461.40 October 2016
nVIDIA Quadro GV100 Current Version 461.40 March 2018
nVIDIA Quadro K410 Legacy Version 461.40 August 2012
nVIDIA Quadro K420 Legacy Version 461.40 July 2014
nVIDIA Quadro K600 Legacy Version 461.40 February 2013
nVIDIA Quadro K620 Legacy Version 461.40 July 2014
nVIDIA Quadro K620M Legacy Version 461.40 March 2015
nVIDIA Quadro K1200 Legacy Version 461.40 January 2015
nVIDIA Quadro K2000 Legacy Version 461.40 March 2013
nVIDIA Quadro K2000D Legacy Version 461.40 March 2013
nVIDIA Quadro K2000M Legacy Version 441.66 March 2013
nVIDIA Quadro K2200 Legacy Version 461.40 July 2014
nVIDIA Quadro K2200M Legacy Version 461.40 July 2014
nVIDIA Quadro K4000 Legacy Version 461.40 March 2013
nVIDIA Quadro K4200 Legacy Version 461.40 August 2014
nVIDIA Quadro K5000 Legacy Version 461.40 October 2012
nVIDIA Quadro K5200 Legacy Version 461.40 July 2014
nVIDIA Quadro K6000 Legacy Version 461.40 July 2013
nVIDIA Quadro M500M Legacy Version 461.40 April 2016
nVIDIA Quadro M520 Legacy Version 461.40 January 2017
nVIDIA Quadro M600M Legacy Version 461.40 August 2015
nVIDIA Quadro M620 Legacy Version 461.40 January 2017
nVIDIA Quadro M1000M Legacy Version 461.40 August 2015
nVIDIA Quadro M1200 Legacy Version 461.40 January 2017
nVIDIA Quadro M2000 Legacy Version 461.40 April 2016
nVIDIA Quadro M2000M Legacy Version 461.40 December 2015
nVIDIA Quadro M2200 Legacy Version 461.40 January 2017
nVIDIA Quadro M3000M Legacy Version 461.40 August 2015
nVIDIA Quadro M4000 Legacy Version 461.40 June 2015
nVIDIA Quadro M4000M Legacy Version 461.40 August 2015
nVIDIA Quadro M5000 Legacy Version 461.40 June 2015
nVIDIA Quadro M5000M Legacy Version 461.40 August 2015
nVIDIA Quadro M5500 Legacy Version 461.40 April 2016
nVIDIA Quadro M6000 Legacy Version 461.40 March 2015
nVIDIA Quadro P400 Legacy Version 461.40 February 2017
nVIDIA Quadro P500 Legacy Version 461.40 January 2018
nVIDIA Quadro P520 Current Version 461.40 May 2019
nVIDIA Quadro P600 Legacy Version 461.40 February 2017
nVIDIA Quadro P620 Current Version 461.40 February 2018
nVIDIA Quadro P1000 Legacy Version 461.40 February 2017
nVIDIA Quadro P2000 Legacy Version 461.40 February 2017
nVIDIA Quadro P2200 Legacy Version 461.40 June 2019
nVIDIA Quadro P3000 Legacy Version 461.40 January 2017
nVIDIA Quadro P3200 Legacy Version 461.40 February 2018
nVIDIA Quadro P4000 Legacy Version 461.40 February 2017
nVIDIA Quadro P4200 Legacy Version 461.40 February 2018
nVIDIA Quadro P5000 Legacy Version 461.40 October 2016
nVIDIA Quadro P5200 Legacy Version 461.40 February 2018
nVIDIA Quadro P6000 Legacy Version 461.40 October 2016
nVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Current Version 461.40 May 2019
nVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q Current Version 461.40 May 2019
nVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Current Version 461.40 November 2018
nVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q Current Version 461.40 May 2019
nVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Current Version 461.40 May 2019
nVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000M Current Version 461.40 May 2019
nVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000M Refresh Current Version 461.40 June 2020
nVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q Current Version 461.40 May 2019
nVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 Current Version 461.40 August 2018
nVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 Current Version 461.40 August 2018
nVIDIA Quadro T500 Current Version 461.40 December 2020
nVIDIA Quadro T1000 Current Version 461.40 May 2019
nVIDIA Quadro T2000 Current Version 461.40 May 2019
nVIDIA Tesla M6 Legacy Version 442.50 August 2015
nVIDIA Tesla M10 Legacy Version 442.50 May 2016
nVIDIA Tesla M60 Legacy Version 442.50 August 2015
nVIDIA Tesla P4 Legacy Version 442.50 September 2016
nVIDIA Tesla P6 Legacy Version 442.50 March 2017
nVIDIA Tesla P40 Legacy Version 442.50 September 2016
nVIDIA Tesla T4 Legacy Version 442.50 September 2018
nVIDIA Tesla V100 Legacy Version 442.50 September 2017

NOTE: Laptop owners should always use nVIDIA 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. All of the above applies to Predator CNC Editor users as well.

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