AMD FirePro and PTC Creo Parametric 3.0® – A Stable, Dependable Platform

Blog Post created by brystal.boyd Employee on May 12, 2015

The AMD FirePro™ graphics team, working closely with PTC®, enables engineering efforts to ensure exceptional workflow performance for PTC Creo® Parametric 3.0 users, giving them access to features and performance that open the door to breakthrough innovation and outstanding competitive advantages.



Robustness and scalability for large assemblies – rapid design and greater “design intuition”

Developed by AMD in close collaboration with PTC, advanced OpenGL optimizations greatly increase the 3D frame rate and interactivity of PTC Creo. The new transparency mode exploits the on-board memory processing of modern GPUs to enable additional, always-on 3D acceleration on complicated datasets and complex workflows. As a result, PTC Creo designers using AMD FirePro graphics experience up to 40x faster 3D frame rates than PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5(1), helping them maintain their productivity and creative flow.


Reliability and graphics optimization – tuned, optimized, and certified for PTC Creo

To ensure optimal performance and compatibility, AMD FirePro professional graphics solutions are tested and certified by PTC across the suite of applications. Combined with workstations certified by PTC, AMD FirePro professional graphics provide an unbeaten user experience for PTC Creo designers with up to 2.5x faster 3D frame rates in shaded mode(2), compared to competitive GPU solutions.

Collaboration and communication across workflows - Creo 3.0 Unite technology and AMD FirePro plus AMD Eyefinity technology
Product development workflows have changed significantly over recent years. Working with multiple applications is common with design, simulation, data management and collaboration all happening in unison. AMD FirePro graphics cards feature AMD Eyefinity(3) multi-display technology that empowers engineers to view multiple applications and product assemblies across three, four or even six high-resolution monitors all from a single graphics card, at up to 4K resolution for each output. Users can view designs at ultra-high resolutions for increased design accuracy, realism and enhanced insight, and speed up workflow by using the extra screens to view additional applications. Using the new Creo 3.0 Unite Technology and AMD Eyefinity, collaboration and multi-CAD data consolidation across the family of PTC products in design, manufacturing and simulation can be accomplished with ease.


Improved graphics realism and performance – Creo 3.0 new immersive modeling environment

Fully supported by AMD FirePro graphics, Creo 3.0 now allows interactive and realistic design visualization. Advanced features such as reflections, HDR, and ambient occlusion in an immersive environment allows designers to experience the product, not just visualize it. AMD recommends the following professional graphics cards for PTC Creo users:


AMD FirePro™ W5100 is recommended for design and simulation,

AMD FirePro™ W7100 is recommended for large assemblies and rendering.


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1 Based on comparison of AMD FirePro W7100, Creo 3.0 in OIT transparency mode vs. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 blended transparency mode, running AMD internal benchmark “Creo Benchmark v3.1” using AMD’s Internal Motorcycle dataset. Intel Xeon X5570 at 2.93GHz 4-Core, 12GB RAM, Windows 7 64-bit, 120GB SSD, AMD FirePro driver 14.301, display 1920x1200, Creo Parametric 3.0 F000, and PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 M250.


2 Based on comparison of AMD FirePro W7100 vs Nvidia Quadro K4200 in Creo 3.0 running AMD internal benchmark “Creo Benchmark v3.1” using AMD’s motorcycle dataset and shaded mode. Windows 7 64-bit, Intel Xeon E5-2630 at 2.30 GHz, 18GB RAM, Seagate 250 GB 7200 SATA 16 MB HDD, AMD driver 14.30-140915a-175805E ATI, Nvidia driver 340.66.FP-114


3 4K content required. AMD Eyefinity technology supports up to six DisplayPort™ monitors on an enabled graphics card. Supported display quantity, type and resolution vary by model and board design; confirm specifications with manufacturer before purchase. To enable more than two displays, or multiple displays from a single output, additional hardware such as DisplayPort-ready monitors or DisplayPort 1.2 MST-enabled hubs may be required.  A maximum of two active adapters is recommended for consumer systems. 4K support requires 4K display and content.  See for full details.

*Originally Posted by System Admin in AMD Business on Apr 21, 2015 8:53:29 AM