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    Rick, HWA has been turned on with the 191.07 drivers since I got this machine about a year ago with no negative impact. I am running both Revit 2010 and 2011 depending on the project that I'm on at any given time.

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    Eric, I am with Rick on the 191.07 driver. We used that in Revit 2010, and found it passable at best. In 2011 the first really solid driver (IMO) was 257.21, and then 258.96. 258.96 was the first time (ever) that I could run hardware acceleration with shadows and ambient occlusion on, with any of our cards, and be stable. Older cards would be slow and stable, newer cards fast and stable. Totally new feeling in Revit, stability.
    260.99 seems to be a regression, but it is also a whole new "release family" in nVidia parlance. In any case, I think my recommendation for now, in Windows 7 at least, is to use 258.96. Curious if this addresses your issues too.

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    You're right, Gordon. HWA was available but shadows were almost impossible

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    Its rare that I turn shadows on so that may be why I haven't noticed any problems with the old driver. Regardless, I downloaded the new one and will see how things go. Thanks for the explaination of the differences between the drivers.

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    GPU: Ati Radeon x1950xtx
    Windows version: 7 x64
    Version of Revit:RST 2011
    Your recommendation: Problem free, a little slow when rotating in 3D.

    Video RAM: 512MB
    Brand model of video card: Ati
    Driver version: I believe it's a leagacy driver, because this card is quite old.

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    Thanks for sharing lucis! I've added to the list with your notes, but have to give it a "not recommended" simply because it is considered obsolete, is no longer available, and no one would be looking to purchase it. Your info could be useful to someone who already has one and is wondering if it will work with Revit, so we still really do appreciate you contributing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iru69 View Post
    Thanks for sharing lucis! I've added to the list with your notes, but have to give it a "not recommended" simply because it is considered obsolete, is no longer available, and no one would be looking to purchase it. Your info could be useful to someone who already has one and is wondering if it will work with Revit, so we still really do appreciate you contributing!
    True, that it's very old, but I am surprised that it really works. Probably the 512MB of GDDR4 and 256bit keep it alive.

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    FYI, I haven't seen any problems with 260.99

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    we use the fx570 and i had to update the driver to a previous version 197.03. i began crashing everytime i tried to save or it would just happen out of the blue. since i did that i have not crashed even once, it has been about 3 weeks since the change was made.

    we have on computer that has a firepro v4800 and when we start it up we geet the warning about the driver being not compatible. i have seet the 3 gig switch on all the systems but this one with the firepro still crashes like our quadro's did before we used a compatible driver. but he lies my problem. the firepro v4800 is not listed on revits graphics hardware list. so how do i make this card work. the system is a t1500by dell, certified as a autodesk system. Any ideas are appreciated.

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    Hi Bimman, welcome to the forums!

    What version of Windows are you using? Windows 7 32-bit? Have you tried the most recent driver from the AMD website?

    Also, keep in mind that the "warning" may pop up even if the driver works great, so don't let that stop you from using it as long as it doesn't crash or have other problems.

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