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Graphics Hardware Requirements

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

If a card is not on our supported list, it does not mean that it will not work with Houdini. Cards that meet the requirements (4GB or more of VRam, GL4.0 compliant, OpenCL 1.2 support) should still work. We just haven't been able to obtain the card to certify it.

Supported Pro Graphics Cards


  • NVIDIA RTX A6000, RTX 6000, RTX A5000, RTX 5000, RTX A4000, 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 W6800, W6600
  • AMD  WX 9100, WX8200, WX 7100, WX 5100 , WX4100, WX3200, WX3100
  • AMD Radeon Pro SSG, AMD Radeon Pro VII
  • AMD W9100, W8100, W7100, W5700, W5500, W5100
  • AMD 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


      • NVIDIA Quadro K5000

      • AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64
      • AMD FirePro D700
      • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB




      Supported Windows/Linux Drivers


      • NVIDIA Quadro/GEForce 465.84 or higher
      • AMD 21.Q3 or higher
      • Intel 30.0.100.9955 or higher.