Experience better results in all your SolidWorks projects, a whole lot faster, with NVIDIA professional graphic solutions.

NVIDIA Quadro professional solutions take advantage of the powerful, power-efficient NVIDIA Kepler architecture to provide exceptional performance in all SolidWorks applications. You now have an easier, faster way to mimic the real-life manipulation of how you use your models on a daily basis. This means smoother, more realistic performance in every design mode.

Changes have been made in SolidWorks 2014 to better utilize the GPU for large assemblies. As you can see below, you can get an average of 2X faster performance with assemblies larger than 500 components compared to SolidWorks 2013.

SolidWorks 2014 Performance Advantage with NVIDIA Quadro solidworks-2014-performance-chart.jpg

RealView graphics for more realistic modeling

Standard 3D mode
(RealView, FSAA turned off)

Image is void of real-world reflections and textures and jagged edges ("jaggies") are visible. nvidia-solidworks-Enhanced-3D-mode.jpg Enhanced 3D mode
(RealView, FSAA turned on)

A more realistic and detailed model. Shadows, reflection, and textures appear as they would in real life, with much smoother edges. nvidia-solidworks-Precise-Edges.jpg Precise edges and shading performance for more accurate images
With NVIDIA graphics cards, you can turn on all the advanced modes-including Shaded with Edges and Shadows-with no loss in performance.

Full Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) for fast, clean line art

NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics under the hood means you'll get the highest-quality, most realistic images.


With Full-Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) turned off, it's difficult to see details of your model.


Enabling FSAA removes jagged edges ("jaggies") from contours of geometries for smoother, more realistic models.

nvidia-solidworks-transparency.jpg Order Independent Transparency (OIT) faster performances
Before, applying transparency to components or faces in an assembly could cut SolidWorks display performance in half when using RealView. Now, with improvements in SolidWorks 2014 to leverage the GPU during OIT, transparency performance no longer slows you down. In fact, it performs up to 2x faster in SolidWorks 2014 compared to 2013 when using RealView.

Count on Industry-Leading NVIDIA Performance and Reliability combined with PNY Service and Support

NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics under the hood means you'll get the highest-quality, most realistic images.

  • Driver quality and stability. By working closely with leading software companies, NVIDIA develops mission-critical drivers certified on 200+ design applications.
  • Preferred, trusted brand. The majority of today’s design work is done on NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics.
  • Compute leadership. Leading solutions for GPU Rendering and Simulation rely on NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing technology.
  • Workspace and IT management. NVIDIA tools designed for professional display management and infrastructure include MOSAIC, nView, and the NVIDIA Enterprise Management Toolkit.

PNY has been providing NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics, support, and service to the SolidWorks design community for over a decade. This experience, combined with dedicated Quadro Field application engineers, U.S. based toll-free technical assistance, and support for Quadro in any system brand, have made PNY a leading provider of SolidWorks certified professional graphics products based on NVIDIA Quadro GPUs.

Let PNY help you choose the right solution for how you use SolidWorks

Whatever your design workflow requirements, PNY offers an NVIDIA Quadro product tailored to your needs.

Model Number SolidWorks Usage
GPU Memory
Quadro K6000 Ultra-large assemblies (>3000 components) with complex parts)

Extensive use of ray-tracing during the design process (Bunkspeed) or compute intensive simulation applications.
Quadro 6000
Quadro FX 5800
Quadro FX 6600
Quadro K5000 Large assemblies (>2000 components) with complex parts)

Ray-tracing and some usage of compute intensive simulation applications
Quadro 5000
Quadro FX 4800
Quadro FX 4600
Quadro K4000 Large assemblies (> 2000 components) with simple parts

Small assemblies (< 100 components) with complex parts
Quadro 4000
Quadro FX 3800
Quadro FX 3700
Quadro K2000 Small to medium assemblies (100 - 500 components) with simple parts
Quadro 2000
Quadro FX 1800
Quadro FX 1700
Quadro FX 1500
Quadro K2000D Small to medium assemblies (100 - 500 components) with simple parts
Quadro 2000
Quadro FX 1800
Quadro FX 1700
Quadro FX 1500

PNY Advantage

PNY provides unsurpassed service and commitment to its wide variety of graphics customers.

In addition, PNY delivers a complete solution including the appropriate adapters, cables, brackets, driver DVD and documentation to ensure a quick and successful install.

  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Support for NVIDIA graphics solutions in all system brands
  • Pre-and post-sales assistance
  • Toll-free professional technical support
  • Dedicated Field Application Engineers