How to improve Performance & Stability of SOLIDWORKS when using an AMD FirePro Graphics Card

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated July 20, 2015


If you are using an AMD FirePro graphics card, there may be a setting you can apply for better performance and stability of SOLIDWORKS.  This option does not apply to all AMD FirePro cards, but it’s worth a quick check.

In the Windows Task Tray, you might see an AMD Control Center icon.  It may look something like this…

AMD Control Center

AMD Control Center

If you right-click on this icon, it should show your AMD FirePro card.  Hover over your card and choose 3D Settings > Standard Settings > High Performance.

AMD FirePro Standard Settings

AMD FirePro Standard Settings

Related Links

Certified SOLIDWORKS Services available from Javelin

Javelin can help you to:

Find Related Content by TAG:

Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.