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Graphics Hardware Requirements

Houdini requires an OpenGL 4.0 compliant graphics card. 4GB VRAM or more is required.

Supported Pro Graphics Cards


  • Nvidia RTX 6000, RTX 5000, RTX 4000
  • Nvidia Quadro GV100
  • Nvidia Quadro P6000, P5000, P4000
  • Nvidia Quadro M6000, M5000, M4000, M2000
  • Nvidia Quadro K6000, K5000
  • Nvidia Quadro K5200, K4200, K2200
  • Nvidia Quadro 6000

  • AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100, WX8200, WX 7100, WX 5100 , WX4100, WX3100
  • AMD Radeon Pro SSG
  • AMD FirePro W9100, W8100, W7100, W5100
  • AMD FirePro W9000, W8000, W7000, W5000


Supported Consumer Graphics Cards


  • Nvidia GEForce 1080, 1070, 1060
  • Nvidia GEForce 980, 970
  • Nvidia GEForce Titan, Titan X, Titan Black
  • Nvidia GEForce Titan Z (single GPU for rendering or compute only)
  • Nvidia GEForce 780 Ti, 780, 770, 760
  • Nvidia GEForce 690

OpenCL 1.2 is no longer supported with the latest driver for Fermi architecture cards.

(http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/378.66/378.66-win10-win8-win7-desktop-release-notes.pdf)

(Quad buffer stereo not available on GEForce cards)


    Supported Intel Graphics

    • Intel Iris, Iris Pro (all models)
    • Intel HD Graphics P5700, 5600, 5500, 5300
    • NOTE: It is very important to get the absolute latest driver for Intel cards from the Intel website. Without them, you'll experience hangs/crashes.
    • NOTE: Intel cards are NOT supported on OSX. See below for Supported OSX Graphics cards.


    Mobile GPUs


    • Mobile GPU should be mid-to-high end, performance-wise, for production work. 
    • Mobile equivalents of supported pro and consumer level cards are recommended
    • Card must be OpenGL 4.0 compliant, Minimum 4GB VRAM required.
    • (OpenCL 1.2 is no longer supported with the latest driver for Fermi architecture cards.)


      Supported OSX Graphics Cards


      OSX 10.10.2 or 10.10.3 (Yosemite)

      • Nvidia Quadro K5000

      • AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64
      • AMD FirePro D700




      Supported Windows/Linux Drivers


      • Nvidia Quadro/GEForce 390 or higher
      • AMD 19.Q1 or higher
      • Intel 10.18.10.3958 or higher.