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

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated July 20, 2015

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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

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

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