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Make your 3ds max about 74% (up to 134%) faster!

A - answer If you are using 3ds max 6 or 3ds max 7 on a workstation with NVIDIA Quadro graphics card, you can substantially increase its speed by employing full acceleration power of your graphics card.

The accelerator (driver) nVidia MAXtreme (free from NVidia, see download link on is in benchmark tests 74% (up to 134%) faster than the default OpenGL driver.

You can adjust quality and speed parameters using the MAXtreme driver settings:

You can find substantial performance gains also in 3ds max 9 and 3ds max 8 with MAXtreme on nVidia FX Quadro.
100% Win2000,WinXP  CAD 
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applies to: 3ds Max 9 · 3ds Max 8 · 3ds Max 7 · 3ds Max 6 ·

See also:
Tip 9895:Missing or distorted parts of the ribbon or QAT panel.
Tip 9493:Inventor or AutoCAD or ReCap "stopped working" on a computer with two graphics cards.
Tip 8529:How to use CUDA GPU to accelerate rendering in 3ds Max?
Tip 8209:How to install nVidia Performance Driver on a localized or vertical version of AutoCAD?
Tip 7554:Certified graphics cards for Autodesk Maya 2011.

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