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GPU does not seem to be recognized

Graphics issues like: bad framerates, weird colors, OpenGL errors etc. Bad graphics ar usually the result of bad graphics cards or drivers.
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GPU does not seem to be recognized

Postby robmar83 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:13 am

I am trying to run v3.4 but the software does not seem to be taking advantage of my new GPU. All drivers are up to date. My card is not listed in the command prompt when the program is loading. Can anyone help?

System spec:
16Gb Ram
Windows 10 64Bit
AMD R9 390 8Gb GPU

Please help!
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Re: GPU does not seem to be recognized

Postby Hooray » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:40 pm

Hi & welcome,

your hardware specs look like you should be able to run FG quite decently.
It seems that for some reason your OpenGL setup (hardware/drivers and software) may not (yet) be working as expected.
To see if that's the case, please disregard FG for now and simply run OpenGL/GLSL diagnostics (or benchmarks) - once you are able to run arbitrary OpenGL/GLSL software, you can revisit installing, configuring and using FG.
Please don't send support requests by PM, instead post your questions on the forum so that all users can contribute and benefit
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Re: GPU does not seem to be recognized

Postby Thorsten » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:46 pm

Maybe I'm misunderstanding something, but I'm confused about the expectation of the card showing on the command prompt (I assume that's the console window?).

Mine isn't shown either upon loading, nor do I think it should be shown. More useful is the graphics/OpenGL information under Help/About in-sim. What does that say?
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