[Sidefx-houdini-list] ATI 5xxx series graphics card experiences (Win7)

c.p.brown cpb at snotbubble.com
Wed Jul 7 16:40:13 EDT 2010


All good (HD5450), except for COPs with gpu acceleration on.

craigleehoffman at aol.com wrote:

> (Resending with clearer subject line to hopefully elicit some responses...)
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>Hi guys,
>
>I know this has been beaten to death in the past, but anyone having problems (or good luck..) with the new ATI 5xxx series GPUs running Houdini on Windows 7?  
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>Generally I stick to NVidia cards, but I want to get a new laptop that supports DirectX 11 (for future-proofing), and the ATI 5000 series (5730 specifically on the laptop I am looking at) are the only affordable DX11 mobile GPU's out (not sure if the NVidia Fermi chips have shipped yet- but they likely won't be cheap...).
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>In my research (Forums/Odforce/etc.) it seems that the older ATI cards on XP had some driver issues with Houdini but were getting better and I am wondering if the 5000 series cards have the OpenGL for Houdini ironed out.
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>Thanks for any information/insight.
>
>Cheers,
>Craig Hoffman
> 
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