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Why are certain video cards recommended?

Question asked by D. B on Aug 27, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2014 by Joseph Gunzel

I'm trying to get an understanding of why certain video cards are "better" for solidworks.

http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/videocardtesting.html

 

From the link above I've seen that these are recommended cards

Nvidia Quadro

Nvidia Quadro FX

ATI/AMD FireGL

ATI/AMD FirePro

 

I'm looking at getting a new laptop and to run solidworks on it. But what specifically about these above cards makes using Solidworks "better"?

From what I've read online, the cards above are better for 2D cad programs, not necessarily 3D ones.

 

Other cards I'm looking at are:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750M

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M

Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M (NVIDIA SLI)

 

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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