Rhino V6 on antique computer with AMD 4650

Hi, I have a client with a fairly antique computer that has a Radeon 4650, they tried upgrading to Rhino 6 and of course nothing works. According to SystemInfo, their driver is from 2009. I checked the AMD site and the most recent driver for that card is from 2013… Has anyone had any luck running Rhino 6 with this card? Before I tell them to update their driver it would be good to know if this is a useless effort or not - otherwise I will have to tell them they have to get a newer machine and/or refund their license.

TIA, --Mitch

Oh wow it looks like it might only have 256MB of video memory? I’ve run Rhino 6 Beta on an AMD video card of that vintage, but it was “top shelf” for the time, the 4650 was a low-cost, low-power option, it looks like almost ANYTHING would be faster.

No, it has a whopping 1GB… Actually pretty good for 2009 I think…

Non-hybrid graphics.
Primary display and OpenGL: ATI Radeon HD 4650 (AMD) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 10-19-2009 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 2.1.9115

Faster I don’t care about, it would be good if it worked at all - right now viewports are pretty much blank.

Hi Mitch - has the user tried the 2013 driver?


Hey Pascal,
Well, I suggested that to the client, but lightly - I’m pretty cautious about recommending software changes to antique computers - always the fear that it can wreck a more or less stable system. That’s why I asked here if anyone had updated the driver first. They came back to me with the answer that seeing as the machine just passed it’s 10th anniversary, they might just look into getting a new one anyway - I will have more info tomorrow.

My main computer which is a 2007 dell precision T7400 Quadro 4000 GC, works like a charm.
(and that’s a reason why I’ll stick with Windows OS)

(The second computer is a Dell precision laptop from later 2017 (7520) nothing to say. …for those whose are afraid)