Edgecam FAQ Graphic Card

We strongly recommend graphics cards offering true OpenGL hardware acceleration with ICD/DVD support for Windows applications. If you intend to run at high screen resolutions, a card with a minimum of 128Mb of RAM onboard will be required.

Graphic Card

Although there are a large number of different graphics card manufacturers, there are a much smaller number of graphics processor manufacturers, and all graphics cards are based around one of these processors.

If you experience graphics problems on your PC when using Edgecam please ensure that you are using the latest graphics driver for your card. If the problems persist, please contact our service team, providing a detailed description of the problem, information on your PC (make and model) and your graphics card.

Supported cards

ATI

nVIDIA

Radeon 9xxx series *

GeForce4 Ti series

Radeon X series *

GeForce FX series *

Radeon HD Series

GeForce 6 series *

Fire GL X series

GeForce 7 series

Fire GL Z series

GeForce 8 Series

Fire GL V series

Quadro 4 series

 

Quadro FX series

Notebooks

ATI

nVIDIA

Radeon X series *

GeForce FX series *

Fire GL T series

Quadro 4 series

Fire GL V series

Quadro FX series


* Although the low end cards within these series will work, performance can be affected. We therefore recommend you select a mid to high end card for these series.

Unsupported

Intel integrated graphic chips (Intel Extreme)
S3 (Pro Savage, Twister)
Matrox Millennium
SIS chipsets
nVIDIA TNT, TNT2 series
nVIDIA MX cards
ATI Rage series

Note: Any card older than three years is likely to have performance issues.

General tips

Graphic chips on motherboards are generally underpowered and can share the system RAM to boost their own memory which reduces the amount of available RAM to applications such as Edgecam.

Try to avoid graphic cards that share system RAM as they are generally low end cards that save money by reducing the amount of onboard memory. These types of cards are sometimes called TurboCache or HyperMemory.

High end “gamer” or “enthusiast” cards deliver a similar performance to the “professional” cards but at a lower price.

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About ATS

ATS is the leading manufacturing CAD/CAM/CAE and Shop Floor Monitoring solutions provider for manufacturing companies in the Midwest and Southeast United States. We provide consulting services, software, and support to automate mechanical industrial manufacturing companies.

3171C Beaver Vu Drive, Beavercreek, OH 45434 | 937-427-3015 | www.ATScnc.com.