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Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 11:33:44 PM | Video Card Recommendations/Thoughts for Revit 2017

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Hey guys,

 

Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on a "NVIDIA Quadro M4000" video card for running Revit 2017. I've had this video card for a few months now & I am just starting to notice issues with it.

 

One issue is when swapping between screens in a Revit session, we get black lines accross the screen as if it's not generating the image properly.

 

Second issue is we've started getting a "Video driver error occured. A video driver error has occurred. Revit will end. To continue working restart Revit."

 

We've had our IT guys looking at it & they've updated the driver, and we are just testing it out now to see if we encounter these issues again.

 

Just wondering what everyone else is running? And any thoughts on what might be causing these errors?

 

Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 2:00:39 PM | Video Card Recommendations/Thoughts for Revit 2017

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All of my research has suggested that "workstaton cards" do not help revit modeling.  Additionally when it comes to rendering they are not as good as a "gaming" video card (if its a GPU rendering program).   The exception here is quantity of memory.  Which is covered in the link below.

 

I submit this youtube video by Linus as a great explanation as to why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC_sx6A5Wko

 



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Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 10:39:33 PM | Video Card Recommendations/Thoughts for Revit 2017

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Thanks blue442.

 

I'd done a bit of research on gaming cards and had been told they work better for Revit. The graphics card we have installed though was recommended by our IT guys who convinced us that it would work better.

 

I was just wondering if that particular card had issues with other Revit users or if it was simply an in house office issue with us.


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Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 12:36:08 PM | Video Card Recommendations/Thoughts for Revit 2017

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I'm not familiar with that specific card.

I misread a few things i think when i first replied to the post.  I occasionally have graphical glitches.  nothing that cannot be resolved by simply minimizing, then maximizing the window again.

 

I use a GTX 1070, we have other computers with 960s and 970s.  I tend to put NVIDIA cards in lieu of ATI.  This is mostly for reasons around sketchup and OpenGL compatibility.


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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 4:42:11 PM | Video Card Recommendations/Thoughts for Revit 2017

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NVIDIA is the way to go....although Autodesk and them must have had a major falling out recently b/c for 2018, NONE of their cards are listed.

The Quadro series is typically the only "official" cards to use as said on Autodesk's Certified Hardware list. Which is created by the hardware vendors and tested by them.  A gaming card, typically half the cost, twice the performance will be more than sufficient.  a 980ti or 10 series will work. The only downside is the power consumption and the need for both 6 pin and 8pin power connections.  Quadros typically just need a 6pin for most cards unless you're in the 6000 series card range ($3000+)

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/syscert?siteID=123112&id=18844534&results=1&stype=graphic&product_group=2&release=2017&os=524288&manuf=1&opt=2

Roll back drivers on your M4000.  Typically those get out in front of Revit as the updates for Revit tend to be out of sync with the true graphics performance of those high end cards.  Not going to lie to you, I'm a little shocked to see the M4000 is not in the list of certified hardware but the P4000 is.  You could step into an M2200 and should not notice any difference.

Looking forward to Revit 2018, they only list AMD cards. So my theory stands, what happened b/w Autodesk and Nvidia?  I know there was a big, big divergent path when it came to licensing Mental Ray for the entire fleet of products. Maybe Autodesk struck back...?


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