Is the new Nvidia Pascal architecture supported by Visualize?
Not in our current 2016 release, but it will definitely be supported as soon as NVIDIA launches those new cards!
In the meantime, please check out this link to continue with the mouth-watering awesomeness that is Pascal:http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/new-product/pc-components/nvidia-pascal-uk-release-date-price-specs-3634003/
More to come soon...
Are the new 1080 cards supported yet for Visualize now that they are available? One of my GTX 780Ti cards is on it's death bed I'm afraid since it will only compute at 50% or less compared to my other two GTX 780TI's. I want to upgrade to the new Pascal cards but only if Visualize and older Bunkspeed Shot Pro can support it. Can you confirm for me?
Also have you guys done any internal testing for how much CUDA core performance may improve coming from Kepler? My 780 Ti’s have 2880 CUDA cores compared to the GTX 1080 that has 2560 CUDA cores but I know that they are different architecture and that you can’t compare CUDA core numbers for different families (Kepler and Pascal). I’m just curious how much of a gain in performance I can expect?
Bump for Brian to chime in.
Are the new Pascal GTX cards supported for iRay and Visualize yet? I want to upgrade from my older 780 Ti's to the new 1080's.
We aim to support the new NVIDIA Pascal chip architecture with our upcoming 2017 release. The Iray team is still finalizing Pascal support, and we can then include that support within Visualize.
FYI - Visualize 2017 ships this October.
will the pascal support the solidworks
I cannot say for certain if this is the case, but let me ask the SOLIDWORKS CAD team and find out for you.
SOLIDWORKS CAD obviously standardizes and tests on NVIDIA Quadro cards, which aren't released by NVIDIA yet. We are unsure when the Pascal QUADRO cards will make it to the market, but rest assured, we always strive to support the fastest cards.
thanks again may you inform when when it is released and test performance thanks again
Hi Brian, my GTX 780 seems like it's dying and I'm considering the 1080. I know it's not officially supported by SW, but do you expect it to work as well as any of the previous GTX cards have worked? Will Vis 2017 support it? (I think you mentioned above that Vis 2016 will not support it) Also, I saw it mentioned earlier that Vis 2017 ships in October - has that happened? I haven't seen any notice to that effect.
While not officially supported/recommended, the GTX cards do work with SOLIDWORKS Visualize, just like previous versions of GTX cards worked with Bunkspeed.
Visualize 2017 SP1 will support new GTX 1080 and Pascal (P4000, P5000, P6000) cards, which will be available in early December.
Visualize 2017 SP0 shipped 4 weeks ago and is packed full with new features and improvements. Check out these links to learn more about it and how to download:
What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017
Visualize 2017 SP0 available now! (plus Release Notes)
SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017 SP0.0 Documentation (UPDATED)
Great, thank you, Brian!
Will the GTX 1080 work with SW, as well? (just the core SW, not Vis, which you've already established will work in SP1).
SOLIDWORKS only benchmarks, recommends and supports NVIDIA Quadro cards. I looked on the SW hardware requirements website and did not see any mention of GTX or GeForce cards.
I would be happy to hear the responses from the rest of the SW community to your same question about running SW with NVIDIA GTX cards.
Right now I'm using a laptop with 1070 in it. Solidworks does run with the GPU and well, I guess the indication on it is that there's a huge GPU usage spike when I flail my mouse moving the object around. Perhaps that is a proof that the Solidworks play well with Pascal?
Hi Brian, I just ordered a 1080 to try out. Is there a firm date for when Vis SP1 will be released?
SW Visualize 2017 SP1 will drop in early December; no exact date as of yet.
A bit of good news though, for anyone that is on active Subscription, you are able to access the Early Visibility release of Visualize 2017 SP1 right now! Before each Service Pack, SOLIDWORKS does something called an EV (Early Visibility) release a few weeks before the main release of the Service Pack. This EV is only for those customers on active Subscription; basically yet another bonus to stay active on your Subscription.
The SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017 SP1 EV dropped right before the Thanksgiving break, so it's available now for customers on active Subscription! Any customer on active Subscription can sign up here for the EV releases:
Early Visibility Program | SOLIDWORKS
Thanks for the update, Brian. My 1080 card does not seem to be playing nice with SW, but I know all of the CUDA cores work very well with Visualize. I am not sure what the best card to buy is now (without spending thousands of dollars on a super high end card). The Quadro series is certified for use with the core SW program but doesn't have as many CUDA cores for high performance in Visualize. How can I get great performance in both programs? What are a few cards you suggest I look at?
since you already have a GTX 1080 then i would probably recommend buying a Quadro M2000 or K4000, use the 1080 for rendering and the quadro for modeling
I see, and run them together, correct? I've never run two cards at the same time before. Is there special hardware or software needed to configure the two cards to run together correctly?
an M4000 is a great bang for the buck.
you can run them together but the Vizualize will use the 1080 the other card will be idle
Thanks Jason/Jaja! Will the different programs (SW and Vis) automatically know which card to use? Or will there need to be some type of manual configuring every time I open up one program or the other?
use this setting in my case im using two M4000 so in your case
use the 1080 for Dedicate to graphics task
use the M2000 or K4000 to use for graphics and compute needs
Ah, great - thank you!
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