AUTODESK SUITES

Accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs

UNLEASH THE FULL POTENTIAL OF AUTODESK INDUSTRY COLLECTIONS WITH NVIDIA.

Model data sets are growing increasingly large and complex and advances in technology such as affordable 4K monitors are facilitating CAD workflows. In addition, the emerging adoption of Virtual Reality for design workflows is underlining the importance of professional GPUs for leading edge work. This is prompting design and engineering professionals using Autodesk tools to demand increasingly powerful and reliable graphics performance.

The combination of NVIDIA hardware and NVIDIA Iray physically based rendering with Autodesk products gives designers, engineers and architects the power to interactively visualize their models with photo-real renders while they work. GPU acceleration is integral to the Iray rendering engine in 3ds Max, as well as Iray rendering software plug-ins from NVIDIA for 3ds Max and Maya. This scalable, accelerated, physically based rendering helps users remain in their creative flow and iterate on designs by viewing photo-real renders of their modifications in real time.

Autodesk certifies and recommends NVIDIA professional graphics processors, so it's not hard to see why Autodesk software users rely on NVIDIA Quadro cards more than any other when working on their critical projects.

By harnessing the power of NVIDIA Quadro VCA, a network attached appliance equipped with high-end NVIDIA GPUs, users of Revit, 3ds Max, and Maya can achieve blazingly fast rendering speeds that were previously unattainable.

FOR DESKTOP WORKSTATIONS

NVIDIA QUADRO GPUs FOR DESKTOP WORKSTATIONS
IRAY FOR 3DS MAX

RELATIVE PERFORMANCE

Tests run on a workstation with Intel Xeon E5-2697 V3, 14 cores, 2.6 GHz, 32GB RAM, running Win 7 64-bit SP1, using NVIDIA Iray technology in Autodesk 3ds Max and driver version 375.86. Performance testing completed using internal NVIDIA Iray tests at HD resolution.

AUTODESK INVENTOR 2017 LARGE ASSEMBLY SPEEDUP

RELATIVE PERFORMANCE

Tested with various large assembly models in Inventor 2017 and Inventor 2014 on a workstation with dual Intel Xeon 2.6 GHz CPUs, 48GB RAM, running Win 7.1 64-bit and driver version 375.86. Performance is shown relative to K2200 with Inventor 2014.

RECOMMENDED GRAPHICS SOLUTIONS for AUTODESK:

AUTOCAD
Usage Small
assemblies
Medium assemblies Occasional use of Autodesk 3ds Max with AutoCAD
For Desktop Workstations Quadro
P400*
Quadro
P600*
Quadro
P1000*
GPU Memory 2 GB GDDR5 2 GB GDDR5 4 GB GDDR5
Replaces Quadro
K420
Quadro
K620
Quadro
K1200
INVENTOR
Usage Small
assemblies
Medium assemblies Large assemblies, occasional NVIDIA Iray rendering in 3ds Max
For Desktop Workstations Quadro
P2000*
Quadro
P4000*
Quadro
P5000*
GPU Memory 5 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 16 GB GDDR5X
Replaces Quadro
M2000
Quadro
M4000
Quadro
M5000
REVIT
Usage Small
models
Medium to large size models Very large models, or occasional NVIDIA Iray rendering in 3ds Max for Revit
For Desktop Workstations Quadro
P400*
Quadro
P600*
Quadro
P1000*
GPU Memory 2 GB GDDR5 2 GB GDDR5 4 GB GDDR5
Replaces Quadro
K420
Quadro
K620
Quadro
K1200
Specifications 8 NVIDIA high-end GPUs with 12 GB memory per GPU (24,576 CUDA cores)
3DS MAX
Usage Occasional NVIDIA Iray rendering Very large assembly, NVIDIA Iray rendering Multiple GPUs for frequent NVIDIA Iray rendering or simultaneous rendering and CAD design
For Desktop Workstations Quadro
P4000*
Quadro
P5000*
Multi-GPU
(3x P5000)*
GPU Memory 8 GB GDDR5 16 GB GDDR5X 16 GB GDDR5X
Replaces Quadro
M5000
Quadro
M6000 24GB
Multi-GPU
M6000 24GB
For remote rendering workflows NVIDIA Quadro Visual Computing Appliance (VCA)
Specifications 8 NVIDIA high-end GPUs with 12 GB memory per GPU (24,576 CUDA cores)

*Please contact your software provider for the latest information on application certifications and support