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Recommended graphic card for AC 18

Roopa A
Contributor
Hi,

Can anyone tell that which is the recommended graphic card for AC 18 for HP pavilion laptop.
I secrhed in net but all showing that hp has Nvidia GeForce which is not recommended by GS website. So please can any one tell us.

Thank you.
Roopa A S
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Roopa A
Contributor
hi

Option 1:
>  HP Pavillion Notebook 15-CB054TX 15.6" Laptop - Price : Rs.70,000
( Core i5 7300HQ : 8GB RAM : 1TB Harddisk : Windows 10 : Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU (2GB) )

Option 2:
>  HP Omen AX248TX 15.6" Laptop - Price : Rs. 73,000
( Core i5 7300 : 8GB RAM : 1TH Harddisk : Windows 10 with MS Office 2016 : Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU (2GB) )

Does this will support?

Thank you
Roopa A S
Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
I would not say that GeForce is not recommended, it is just that Quadro cards have different drivers from GeForce cards, and they are more appropriate to professional CAD/BIM users. However, this does not mean that GeForce cards are not good. They are the same hardware basically, but with different drivers. I have always had GeForce cards, but I never had a reason to complain about the speed or the quality.
I think either 1050 cards would be good. I have a 1060 GeForce, which has a bit more performance, an I am very satisfied with it. But the 1050 would be also good for ARCHICAD in my experience.
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Roopa A
Contributor
Hi,
But for 1050 GeForce also it din't worked. We tried 3 laptop's having GeForce with 950, 1050 and other one. The BIMx din't worked. Later we checked for AMD Readon with i5, 64 bit machine windows 10, There it worked without any problem. So we came to known that the GeForce video card will not support for AC 18. Even our other customer has laptop with GeForce there also the BIMx will not work.
This GeForce is not recommended by GS for AC 18.
We tried re-installing many times but it dint worked.

Thank you
Roopa A S
Barry Kelly
Moderator
I have an Nvidia GEforce 960 and have no trouble running Archicad 18 with BIMx working just fine.

From memory there is a GEforce Experience program that is installed by default and runs automatically.
Go into your Control Panel > Programs and Features and remove this program.

Barry.
One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11
Roopa A
Contributor
Hi,
Which program. How. What is the result.
They changed the laptop and got the new with AMD readon.

Thank you
Roopa A S
Barry Kelly
Moderator
The program is called 'GEForce Experience'.
It is installed by default when installing the video drivers.
It is not needed and has been known to interfere with Archicad.
So delete it as I mentioned in the previous post.

But if you have change laptops (video cards) you won't have that problem.

Barry.
One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11
Roopa A
Contributor
Hi,
Ok if I got the same problem next time, I do this.
Thank you so much.

Thank you
Roopa A S
Roopa A
Contributor
Barry wrote:
The program is called 'GEForce Experience'.
It is installed by default when installing the video drivers.
It is not needed and has been known to interfere with Archicad.
So delete it as I mentioned in the previous post.

But if you have change laptops (video cards) you won't have that problem.

Barry.
Hi,
We need to uninstall only Geforce experience or all the 3 ?

Thank you
Roopa A S
Barry Kelly
Moderator
I think just the GEforce Experience.
I still have other Nvidia programs installed with no problems.
This is what I have left on my system.

Barry.
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One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11
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