Product Documentation

HDX 3D Pro

Dec 11, 2013

HDX 3D Pro enables you to deliver desktops and applications that perform best with a graphics processing unit (GPU) for hardware acceleration, including 3D professional graphics applications based on OpenGL and DirectX. (The standard VDA supports GPU acceleration of DirectX only.)

Example 3D professional applications include:

  • Computer-aided design, manufacturing, and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) applications
  • Geographical Information System (GIS) software
  • Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) for medical imaging
  • Applications using the latest OpenGL, DirectX, NVidia CUDA, and OpenCL versions
  • Computationally-intensive non-graphical applications that use NVIDIA Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) GPUs for parallel computing

HDX 3D Pro provides the best user experience over any bandwidth:

  • On wide area network (WAN) connections: Deliver an interactive user experience over WAN connections with bandwidths as low as 1.5 Mbps.
  • On local area network (LAN) connections: Deliver a user experience equivalent to that of a local desktop on LAN connections with bandwidths of 100 Mbps.

    HDX 3D Pro enables you to replace complex and expensive workstations with much simpler user devices by moving the graphics processing into the data center for centralized management.

Note: The HDX Monitor tool, which replaced the Health Check tool, enables you to validate operation and configuration of HDX visualization technologies and to diagnose and troubleshoot HDX issues. To download the tool and learn more about it, see

HDX 3D Pro provides GPU acceleration for Windows Desktop OS machines and Windows Server OS machines. When used with Citrix XenServer and NVIDIA GRID GPUs, HDX 3D Pro provides Virtual GPU (vGPU) acceleration for Windows Desktop OS machines. For the supported XenServer versions, see Citrix Virtual GPU Solution.