Can anyone recommend a "best performance" GPU configuration for the ArcGIS Pro?
I guess the System requirements would be your best bet. Furthermore, for each configuration I would test it first prior to implementing it across multiple systems. I don't think Esri is going to tell you: "use such and such GPU for best results."
Thanks for the answer.
Clearly, I've already viewed the System Requirements, especially those regarding the GPU.
The above question is not intended for choosing the best Graphic Card in the market.
The question is about the best settings for the driver - hence, tweaking the defaults for the GPU regardind 3D, Anti-Aliasing Etc.
Many of the options are controlled by the application itself implicitly or through the Display Options dialog(for example, hardware anti-aliasing) and therefore can be left at the default position (this is usually called "let the app decide" or "application controlled") at the driver. We also auto-select the appropriate API level for DirectX or OpenGL, or even if you have no accelerator, and you can tune performance in 3D by changing the "Rendering Quality" slider. All of these options are discussed in the help here: Set display options for ArcGIS Pro—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS for Professionals
Are you having any performance issues with a specific configuration? If so, we'd like to hear about it - so please report these issues through your normal support contacts.
Thanks for the help.
I've already tried tweaking the Pro display options.
Apparently, as you've suggested, my performance issue is due to my specific configuration:
Dell Precision 4600 with NVIDIA Quadro 1000M (2 Gb dedicated RAM), Core i7 CPU and 16 Gb RAM, which should be more then the recommended settings for the Pro.
I've already opened a support incident on this matter.
OK thanks Yovav. I'll see if I can find a laptop here on campus with similar or the same config and go from there. We may have to have our devs take a look and see if there's a configuration specific problem.
So two more things I thought of that you can try while I'm trying to find a laptop with same graphics chipset:
1. This chipset supports NVidia "Optimus" if the laptop has two graphics chipsets - which according to DELLs website this model does. There may be a BIOS option to disable the onboard graphics accelerator and switch to the Intel chipset, overriding the Optimus system's automatic switch. That would definitely affect performance because it would be using the poorer chipset instead of the high-performance one. So check the BIOS for this option.
2. We do have the newer precision laptops with K1100m - there was an issue with the driver on that one, that we reported to Nvidia and they have a fix which I believe is in the current driver update from NVidia (not from DELL yet). So getting a driver update from the NVidia site instead of DELL may help - I see that Nvidia updated just the 4th of this month, actually: NVIDIA DRIVERS Quadro Desktop/Quadro Notebook Driver Release 340 WHQL
I'll put in the request with systems now to find a laptop with that graphics chipset, and I will update you either here or through your tech support contact.
unfortunately, Except for the "Optimus" enable option, there's no settings to override the GPU selection in the BIOS. However, that can be done in the NVIDIA Control Panel 3D settings. Apperentley, it has no effect.
As for the NVIDIA Quadro driver, I have the latest Version - 341.05.
OK I've got a ticket in with Systems to find me a loaner laptop with these specs if possible, so we can dig deeper. thanks!
Thanks and regards
FYI I got the loaner machine from systems today so I will try to repro your problem. If I can't, then we'll need to figure out what's different between my loaner machine and the machines you're experiencing the problem on. I'll keep you posted.
Systems sent me a laptop with K1100M - not 1000M.
OK we have NO laptops on campus with the 1000M, lowest we go is 2000M (same architecture, higher-grade core). My own personal demo laptop has fermi core too (4000M) and has no issues. I've asked if we can procure one from our vendors.
In the meantime, I'd like to pursue the possibility that the intel core is being used instead of the quadro core.
Can you try the following when ArCGIS Pro is running to try to determine which graphics core is being used?
Thanks again for your efforts.
As shown by the screenshot, the Pro is using the Quadro GPU (Sorry for the Hebrew Interface - Icouldn't change it to English)
Hi Yovav - just an update - I talked to systems and they're looking into acquiring a notebook which matches these specs (specifically, one which has same graphics chipset) by purchasing from a third party so we can take a look.
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