I would refer to the certified computer system/graphic card combinations page on the SOLIDWORKS site. The GTX is not listed there.
The Chip of Quadro K620 is same to the GTX950 but GTX1050 is newer and higher efficiency than Quadro K620 but you must modification the registry to make GTX for support realview.
This card has not been tested and was not considered during the development of the program and therefore is not a certified card and should not be considered for use with SOLIDWORKS.
The main limitation with GeForce cards is they have a fundamental limitation in terms of performance when the threshold of the number of graphics (OpenGL) windows open in SolidWorks is reached. Once the threshold of windows has been reached display performance will degrade significantly in any subsequently opened windows.
Please note that the GeForce family of cards are NVIDIA's "consumer grade" cards, and are primarily intended for games, multi-media, etc. applications, and are not ideally suited to the demands of professional 3D applications such as CAD. For users regularly opening multiple windows, and who want to run in true color, NVIDIA recommends their Quadro-based family of cards, which are workstation grade cards that are developed for the demands of 3D design.
If you're going to do it in March, maybe wait until the new line comes out:
They mention SolidWorks World in the article, so I'd have to imagine they are going to be tested and approved pretty quickly.
Thank you all for your answers, this helps a lot...
In my experience (and friends..), the use of "not quadro"cards is good enough, i know its not certified but the certified logo is sometimes a political issue, its not tested but it would do the gob. the quadro price is much higher because of this formal certification.
I'm asking if in real life, the use of the GTX 1050 Ti with higher specs would be better or worse then the lower rated, certified K620.
I'm not working on very large assemblies and not using "Realview". and regularly with not more then 10-12 open Solidworks windows (generally one big assembly and its parts or small sub-assemblies)
I'll also check up on the release of the new P600.
Yes I know. The price of Quadro is very expensive and this is a big reason to make change the limitation of my wallet for safe my money.
For the long time ago ( 2006 ) When Quadro FX4600 I was bought second hand GTX8800GTX to softmod and use with SW2007-2010
But now, nvidia is pay to software producer to make any code to support nvidia card. some program is develop for cuda core or nvidia technology. This is the social problem and not equal in real life look like the Intel and AMD company.
So, If you be a rich you can pay for quadro. If you cannot pay for quadro you can find anyway for use your solidworks under your wallet.
At the end of the day, do you have the time to put up with troubleshooting a Windows / driver update killing your productivity with a non-certified card?
I see all the people in here: Slow performance with GTX960m in SW2016 fighting an unsupported card and wonder if it's really worth the hassle?