Since a recent update to Windows 10, Visualize now only utilizes 30 to 40% GPU in hybrid render mode. It used to utilize 95% GPU before the recent updates. Has anyone else experienced this or know how to fix it?
The only thing I can think of is maybe Windows updated your graphics card to the newest version. I would try to go through the Solidworks GPU driver page. Download the version they say and install. This has helped me greatly.
Graphics Card Drivers | Hardware & System Requirements | SOLIDWORKS
Thanks Chris. I'll do that.
That was it Chris. I backreved the nvidia driver to the certified one and am now getting 90% + GPU utilization.
Has anyone identified a particular driver version for GeForce cards that fixes the "under-utilization" issue? I have two rigs with issues. One machine has a single GTX 1060 and my other machine has two GTX 760's. For the second machine the issue is even worse, only one 760 is utilized up to 40% ish while the second 760 simply sits idle.
I'm running two 1080 TI's in the latest Windows Pro 1709 with Nvidia Driver 388.71 released 12-20-2017.
No issues here with utilization. I'm hitting pretty close to 100%. Give it a try it may be the problem.
Visualise is running very strong and stable here.
Dave - Thanks for the reply. After a clean Win 10 reinstall today (on dual 760 machine), and with the latest drivers (388.71), no change. My other machine is brand new (with clean Win 10 install) and with the latest drivers, no change. Dang it.
Are you running SLI on the dual card machine? If so you should disable SLI as it is no benefit to Visualize and has in the past been known to cause issues with Visualize/Bunkspeed.
Also you should probably start a new thread for this issue because this thread has been marked "Answered" so most people are probably skipping over it. You may get more help from the Viz people.
I am getting the same issue with unused graphic card. I think I'll revert graphic card drivers too...
Hi Damir, I've learned a bit more since my original post. If you are running the latest certified driver for your card, what else can happen is that the card runs out of memory and the system defaults back to CPU rendering.
Just in case you don't have the link, here it is to see what the latest certified driver is for your system. Graphics Card Drivers | Hardware & System Requirements | SOLIDWORKS
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