GPU Compatibility

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While using SVP your video card can be used in three different tasks:

  1. video decoding (use LAV Video Decoder (DXVA, CUDA, QuickSync), ffdshow (QuickSync), Daum PotPlayer (DXVA)
  2. interpolated frame composing in SVP
  3. pixel shaders in player, high quality resize in madVR etc.

Compatibility table

Series Decode SVP math Shaders
AMD HD2xxx, 3xxx
AMD HD4xxx
AMD HD series (legacy) (1)
AMD 7500+, 8500+, R5, R7, R9
AMD A,E series IGP (1)
NVIDIA 6xxx, 7xxx
NVIDIA 8xxx, 9xxx, 2xx and later (2)
Intel motherboards / Clarkdale IGP
Intel 2nd gen. Core "Sandy Bridge" CPU IGP
Intel 3rd gen. and later Core CPU IGP (3)
Note 1: The latest supported driver version for older AMD/ATI cards is Catalyst 15.7. DO NOT INSTALL the new 'Crimson' video driver - take a look at AMD Product Compatibility list first!
Note 2: NVidia OpenCL 2.0-compatible video drivers for Windows 10 have a known issue.
Note 3: It works with HD4000 and above graphics, HD2500 is too slow for FullHD video processing.

Which video cards are powerful enough for SVP?

GPU performance for 1080p

The chart based on SVPmark 3.0.3a results for FullHD (1920*1080) frame size. "100%" means that the GPU could produce 60 FullHD frames per second but the actual speed still may be (and likely will be especially in high quality modes) CPU limited.

So the rules are quite simple:

  • if your video card is to the left of blue line - you won't see any improvements of GPU acceleration for 1080p video (but it still will work for 720p)
  • any (*) video card to the right of blue line can be used for 1080p video. If there's not enough speed then most likely you need to upgrade your CPU, not video card!


(*) if there're no other GPU-intensive tasks like CUDA-based decoders or madVR renderer with heavy pixel shaders.