[Chimera-users] minimal graphic card

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Wed Feb 24 15:08:39 PST 2016

Hi Fabian,

  Intel graphics built into most computers is adequate for most uses of Chimera.  If you want to manipulate molecules with a hundred thousand atoms or large density maps (512 ** 3 or larger) the rendering will be smoother with any consumer video game playing graphics card from nvidia or amd.  Usually such large systems are not used in tutorials that would be presented in teaching lab.  The most common trouble with graphics and Chimera is caused by old graphics drivers (> 3 years old).  Update to date graphics drivers for laptops are often not available.


> On Feb 24, 2016, at 7:39 AM, Fabian Technion <wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to know your reccomendation for a minimal graphic card standard that will work nicely with chimera. It is for 20 PC for a teaching room.
> Thanks a lot in advance,
> Fabian
> Dr. Fabian Glaser
> Head of the Structural  Bioinformatics section 
> Bioinformatics Knowledge Unit - BKU
> The Lorry I. Lokey Interdisciplinary Center for Life Sciences and Engineering
> Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, ISRAEL
> fglaser at technion dot ac dot il
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