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Very much fewer certified compatible graphics cards!?

Question asked by Gordon Rigg on Oct 3, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 26, 2020 by Jeremy RIEDEL

We just upgraded from 2016 to 2019.

We checked compatibility for 2016 and 2017 for the graphics cards in our recent computer purchases. However it seems whole swathes of graphics cards have vanished from the supported driver lists, even for the solidworks versions I most definitely checked compatibility for at time of purchase?

Of course, I cannot prove this….its just what I know to be true...

SOLIDWORKS Hardware Certification | Hardware & System Requirements | SOLIDWORKS 

  • Any system or graphics card that is 3+ years passed its release date may be removed.
  • Any SOLIDWORKS version that has passed its support period may be removed.

I think this might be a new policy?

It looks like there are no graphics cards left that were released more than three years ago... I'm sure that wasn't how it was.
Of course this has the effect of making the cheapest card with a certified driver jump in price by a factor of three or so.

So I guess my days of having a certified graphics driver have now gone.


Am I correct about this is or is my memory playing tricks?


Our Quadro k2200's seem to be working ok though so does it matter at all?