Hardware, Drivers, GPU

What can Row64 run with?

Row64 is obsessed with getting the best data performance out of your hardware. For that reason we push the limit of hardware capability and drivers. Once you get Row64, the first thing you should do is update to the latest graphics card drivers to get the best performance.

If your goal is to have record breaking performance, we recommend getting some newer hardware that supports Vulkan 1.2. You can get a machine that does this for under $1,200 and it would be worth it if you do data work professionally.

However we’re also going the extra mile to get Row64 working on older / diverse hardware. Here’s our current status:

Vulkan 1.2 Windows: Ideal setup with raytracing (Nvidia cards since 2016, recent AMD + Intel Arc)
Vulkan 1.1 Windows: Reasonable setup no raytracing (Nvidia since 2012, AMD since 2011 + Intel since 2015)
Linux: This work is in progress - we have an early version running on Ubuntu.
DirectX 11: This work is in progress - we’ve already ported our UI Library in our DirectX installer.
Apple GPU: Under investigation. Row64 development started on the Mac, and the founders are Mac users. However we’ve had so many Windows user requests we started with this group first.

As we are launching the 1.0 version, we are releasing versions for different hardware one at a time.

Row64 will push your hardware and GPU to the absolute limit. The most advanced features in Row64 (raytracing) will only run on GPUs that support it. However, in a hardware limited system Row64 will just turn off those features.

It’s important to get the latest drivers for your graphics card, Row64 may not run or may not run well without it. Below are some tips on getting the latest graphics drivers.

When downloading and running the installer, remember to pay attention to the Diagnostic Report that will determine exactly which dependencies are needed to run Row64, and if your machine lacks the required drivers.

imageTIP: If your computer is several years old and doesn’t have Vulkan drivers, Row64 plans to have a simpler version for DirectX 11 in the future. DirectX 11 is installed automatically with most machines back to Windows Vista.

If your computer doesn’t support Vulkan 1.2, Row64 will turn off the raytracing features.
This includes raytraced charting and geo-analysis.

With Vulkan 1.1 all the spreadsheet, notebook, and Python features will work. If you don’t have Vulkan 1.1 or are using hardware we haven’t released installers for yet, Row64 will prompt you to request an installer. Please vote for your installer, we will prioritize based on requests.


What To Do If You Have Installation Problems

If you have an installation problems and want to discuss them in this forum, please copy and paste the Diagnostic Report you get when you first install Row64:

This will help discussion and support on your exact issue.


Getting the Right Graphics Card Driver

It’s important to have the latest driver for your card.
Here is an example of NVIDIA’s driver info that shows compatibility:

Visit the official Vulkan webpage to determine whether your GPU card can support Vulkan 1.1 or 1.2:

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You may also considering visiting the official Khronos webpage for additional Vulkan-GPU support and news about the latest drivers:


Download Drivers

Below are links to the driver support for different GPUs:

NVIDIA ~~~ (Choose the exact version that matches your card model)

AMD ~~~ (Please download the latest version)

INTEL ~~~ (You may need to find Vulkan API specific drivers)

Intel support can be tricky at times so here are additional links that may help resolve driver installation issues for Intel:

Adobe Guide:
Manually Install Intel Drivers on Windows 10

Youtube Guide:
How To Properly Update & Install The Latest Intel HD Graphics Driver For Windows 10, 8, 7 - 2021

DELL
Drivers & Downloads | Dell US


Recommended Optimal Row64 Environment

  • Latest Vulkan-Compatable Drivers (NVIDIA, AMD, INTEL)
  • At least Intel i7 and newer
  • At least 4 GB RAM
  • Windows 10

On Windows, Row64 uses Vulkan for faster cards and DirectX 11 for slower and older cards: