ATI Firepro v4800 driver crashes, which pro graphics card to choose?

Hello, when I am trying to
save or change the style, the display driver is crashing and program doesn’t
respond anymore.

The graphics card I am using should support opengl 4.3, but maybe it is a
driver issue? We thinking about to change the Graphics card to a Nvidia Quadro
K2200. Does Sketchup support this card? Thanks for your answer.

prof. CAD graphics cards are not required and do not provide any benefit to SU.

buy a nVidia GeForce GTX 1060/1070/1080 und you’re fine.

until then you can disable the hardware based OGL support of SU by disabling “Window > Preferences > OpenGL > Use Hardware Acceleration”.

But I need a prof. CAD graphics card for CAD program called nemetschek allplan. For this reason I asked if sketchup supports quadro cards.

doubt that Allplan really requires a Quadro/FirePro, min. system requirement is OpenGL v3.3 and 1 GB V-RAM.

claiming that a prof. CAD graphics card is required actually helps to indemnify against claimings of customers if the AMD Radeon doesn’t work…

btw, Asus and MSI do provide reliable hardware. MSI uses MIL-STD-810G certified components only (e.g. electrolyte condensers) for their cards.

SketchUp will work quite OK with a Quadro K2200 card, but, as sketch3d_de says, a “high-end” GeForce card would be cheaper and probably a bit faster. There was a time when Quadro drivers were considered more reliable than GeForce, but lately there doesn’t seem to be a difference.


at a comparable price the GeForce is regularly a lot more faster than a Quadro.