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Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009
Hardware Qualification - Readme First
[Last updated: April 2nd 2008]
The information contained in this document applies to all hardware qualification executed on the above mentioned 3ds Max versions, and should be acknowledged by all users prior to consulting the qualification charts.
- In order to determine whether your system is qualified to run 3ds Max, you must have a qualified processor, operating system, graphics card, and graphics driver. See the following sections. You must also make sure you system meets the minimum systems requirement for 3ds Max.
- The configurations shown are subject to change, and additional qualified configurations may be added after qualification testing has been carried out.
- It may be possible to successfully use 3ds Max with a non-qualified or partially qualified configuration, but support and maintenance programs will be subject to the Autodesk Support services guidelines.
- Autodesk qualification team doesn't have the bandwidth to qualify all combinations of workstations/laptops and graphics cards on all operating systems.
- The graphics drivers specified in this document are the drivers that were used for the qualification process. While it may be possible to use 3ds Max successfully on earlier or later drivers, Autodesk cannot guarantee their performance or behavior.
- There are many cards based on GeForce GPU chipsets. NVIDIA and Autodesk do not recommend these cards for use with 3ds Max as you may experience various refresh, display and stability problems and inadequate performance. We suggest you choose from NVIDIA's workstation cards instead, such as the Quadro families which are much better suited to high-end 3D packages such as 3ds Max. Nvidia GeForce VS Quadro White Paper [PDF]
- Please note that viewport shadows display may yield different results on NVIDIA and ATI cards