Does this message if setting QV_GLSTATS and status "Software graphics" in view window means that there is some blacklist for GPUs?
Rasterizer: D3D11 Feature Level 11.0 (D3D hardware disabled - known bad driver - 16)
Yes, That is indeed an old GPU that does not have a good known D3D11 driver for it. It is one of the many cards that NVIDIA has put into "Legacy" mode, which means that they do not update its drivers very often. Since the driver that they last put out for these legacy cards broke functionality that our D3D11 interface uses, we cannot run them in D3D11 mode.
The D3D9 interface is no longer supported beginning with Update 13. We had to drop support for that archaic interface in order to support new features and hardware with D3D11. In addition, we upgraded our software rasterizer to Microsoft WARP which is threaded to take full advantage of CPU horsepower when software graphics are needed. The WARP software rasterizer can even be faster than running on an older GPU in D3D9 mode, depending on the CPU and GPU in question. Trying to fall back to D3D9 will indeed automatically go to software mode instead with Update 13.
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Thanks, this explains that what observed.
I run into issue with D3D11, without setting QV_DISABLE_D3D11 = 1 I can not use text processor in OpenRoads 2020 R1 which is based on Microstation Connect U13. If this variable is set to 1, I got "Software Graphic" statius in all views. When it is not set, or set to 0, than GPU is in use but text processor is not working. Please refer to the discussion here:
I have Nvidia Quadro P2000 on my PC.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Set a QV_GLSTATS as windows environment variable and check what it reports in message window.
This is what I get when QV_GLSSTATS is set to 1for Windows environmental variables. Notice in microstation view says "Software Graphic". Note that I set QV_DISABLE_D3D11 = 1 in order to be able to use text editor.
Have no idea how to deal with this. On one hand I need text editor, but on the other I need to benefit from my GPU.
QVision version 05.11.07 - 18.Nov.2019, 64-bit rel build for Windows/D3D
Seurat Context : Image Format = 8-bit int per band Depth Format = 32-bit float1 or more adapters support interfaceadapter on monitor 10001 supports interface 10
Direct3D11 Context for hwnd 610a2 on adapter 0: WARP/software Device (generation 0) Feature Level 11.0 Shader Model 5 Graphics Card Driver from NVIDIA largest texture: 16384 by 16384 D3D capabilities: hwTessellation 0 occlusionQuery 1 scissorTest 1 uvwSupport 1 colorMask 1
System Information: Computer: Name: AF-CW8D8S2 Mfgr: Dell Inc. Model: Precision 5530 OS: System: Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise Arch: 64-bit Version: 10.0.16299 Memory: 31.74 GB Processor: Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8850H CPU @ 2.60GHz Addr: 64 Cores: 6 Graphics Adapter 1: Name: NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Mode: 3440 x 1440 x 32-bit color @ 59 Hz Memory: 4095.00 MB Drivers: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvdmwi.inf_amd64_8abd70325cf3d750\nvldumdx.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvdmwi.inf_amd64_8 Version: 188.8.131.5219 Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:00 AM Feature: D3D11 Feature Level 11.1 RastAvl: D3D11 SEURAT PreGran: Graphics 3 Compute 1 DevID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1CBA&SUBSYS_087D1028&REV_A1 Graphics Adapter 2: Name: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 Mode: 3440 x 1440 x 32-bit color @ 59 Hz Memory: 1024.00 MB Drivers: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\ki127034.inf_amd64_67158b9e3d4a0df5\igdumdim64.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\ki127034.inf_a Version: 184.108.40.20673 Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:00 AM Feature: Unknown RastAvl: SEURAT OPTIMUS DevID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3E9B&SUBSYS_087D1028&REV_00 Graphics Adapter 3: Name: DameWare Development Mirror Driver 64-bit Mode: 0 x 0 x 0-bit color @ 0 Hz Memory: 0.00 MB Drivers: Version: 220.127.116.11 Date: Friday, March 14, 2008 12:00 AM Feature: Unknown RastAvl: DevID: ROOT\DISPLAY\0000 Graphics Adapter 4: Name: Citrix Indirect Display Adapter Mode: 0 x 0 x 0-bit color @ 0 Hz Memory: 0.00 MB Drivers: Version: 10.50.21.200 Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:00 AM Feature: Unknown RastAvl: DevID: PCI\VEN_5853&DEV_1003\1&1A590E2C&0&03 Monitor 1: Name: Generic PnP Monitor Adapter: 1 (NVIDIA Quadro P2000) Origin: 0, 0 Size: 3440 x 1440 PPI: 96 x 96 Main Window: Origin: 427, 70 Size: 1667 x 1256 On Monitor: 1 Time Zone: (UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna Direct3D Runtime: Version: 11.2 QVision: Version: 05.11.07 - 18.Nov.2019 Runtime: 64-bit Rasterizer: D3D11 Feature Level 11.0 (D3D hardware disabled at user's request - 4) PixDraw: 270.1 MPx/s (1920 x 1080) PixHtMap: 5.2 MPx/s (1920 x 1080) PixShdwVol: 5300.9 MPx/s (1920 x 1080) Init Time: 09:50:18 AM Mon Feb 17 2020