[Chimera-users] video card for chimera?

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Oct 22 10:53:03 PDT 2021

Hi Sergei,
	As far as we know, current Radeon drivers only crash Chimera, not ChimeraX.  You should try ChimeraX with your current card.  It may work fine.


	Eric Pettersen
	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

> On Oct 22, 2021, at 9:04 AM, Sergei I. Sukharev via Chimera-users <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Colleagues, indeed, I am looking for a good video card to work with ChimeraX.
> I had real trouble using the latest AMD drivers which crush the program at the start.
> What are good alternatives?
> thanks
> sergei 
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 11:49 AM Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu <mailto:meng at cgl.ucsf.edu>> wrote:
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: "Sergei I. Sukharev" <sukharev at umd.edu <mailto:sukharev at umd.edu>>
>> Subject: video card for chimera?
>> Date: October 22, 2021 at 8:37:27 AM PDT
>> Colleagues,
>> I am upgrading my PC and I would take your recommendations about the best video cards that would work with Chimera and Phenix.
>> Thanks,
>> sergei sukharev, umd
> Hi Sergei,
> We recommend taking a look at using ChimeraX instead of Chimera.  We are actively developing ChimeraX (but not Chimera) and in the future it may have features specifically for working with Phenix.  
> I have to leave the video card question for others, but encourage responses about what works well with ChimeraX.
> Best,
> Elaine
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> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
> UCSF Chimera(X) team
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
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