Developing greater competitive advantage for working PTC® Creo® designers
The AMD FirePro™ graphics team, working closely with PTC, maintains engineering efforts to help ensure the best workflow performance and productivity for PTC® Creo® Parametric 2.0 users. AMD FirePro™ professional graphics cards give PTC® Creo® users access to features and performance like no other workstation graphics products on the market; opening the door to breakthrough innovation and greater competitive advantage.
Closer technology partnership enables CAD workflow innovation
The long-standing and close relationship between AMD and PTC aligns engineering efforts to help ensure unbeaten workstation-class user experiences for PTC Creo users running on AMD FirePro professional graphics cards. The value of this close collaboration is highlighted with the release of PTC Creo Parametric 2.0, and the new productivity-enhancing features now being delivered to the PTC Creo community. These features are a direct result of hundreds of hours of joint collaboration and development between AMD and PTC.
Only designers running on AMD FirePro professional graphics cards can take full advantage of these new Productivity enhancing technologies in PTC Creo Parametric 2.0.
Rapid design and greater “design intuition” with GPU-accelerated transparency mode
AMD FirePro Professional Graphics unleash the power of GPU-accelerated transparency mode (OIT - Order independent transparency), a feature uniquely available to AMD FirePro Professional Graphics customers running PTC Creo Parametric 2.0. OIT uses ultra-fast, GPU-accelerated OpenGL functions that provide up to 17x faster 3D frame rates than PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.¹
At the same time, OIT assembles a “pixel-accurate” representation of the model and its surrounding geometry. This creates a more practical transparent 3D viewpoint for designers to continuously work within, helping improve the designers’ sense of “design intuition” and aid in better decision-making throughout the product development stages.
Benchmarking graph showing up to 17x faster viewport performance with PTC Creo®Parametric® 2.0 "OIT" accelerated transparency mode.2
GPU memory optimizations enable additional enhanced performance and interactivity
Developed by AMD in close collaboration with PTC, these advanced OpenGL optimizations (known as “VBO -Vertex Buffer Object”) greatly increase the 3D frame rate and interactivity. These performance benefits exploit the on-board memory processing of modern GPUs to deliver additional, always-on 3D acceleration with advanced datasets and workflows. As a result, PTC Creo designers running AMD FirePro graphics experience up to 14x faster performance when working with complex datasets –helping them maintain their productivity and creativeflow³.
Tuned, Optimized, and Certified for PTC Creo
To help ensure optimized performance and compatibility, our cards AMD FirePro professional graphics solutions are thoroughly tested and certified by PTC for workstation-class reliability across the suite of PTC applications. When combined with HP, Dell and other workstations certified by PTC, AMD FirePro professional graphics deliver advanced performance, reliability and value: providing an unbeaten user experience for PTC Creo designers.
Transparency Performance Comparison (Video)
The video shows the percent performance enhancement in FPS for PTC Creo Parametric 2.0 compared to PTC Pro/Engineer Wildfire. Summary results as follows:
- Wireframe mode - +21%
- Wireframe HLR - +667%
- Shaded - +427%
- Shaded + Edges - +544%
- Shaded High Quality - +497%
- Real-Time Rendering - +6,216%
- Transparency (blended vs OIT) - +801%