Quadro CUDA compatibility confusion Hardware compatibility CUDA

The list of CUDA enabled GPUs can be found at:

But on the page with CUDA code samples for example at:

it is stated that the examples requires:
GeForce® 8 Series
Quadro® FX 5600 or later

Which information can I trust?
And how to find out the Nvidia Quadro chronology to know which GPUs are later than the FX 5600 GPU?


The first list is correct.

“Quadro FX 5600 or later” on the samples page is a bit misleading, since CUDA will work on some of the lower-end Quadro FX cards. Unfortunately it’s not simple to determine from the name which of the Quadro FX line are based on the G8x architecture.

OK, thanks!

And the document:
NVIDIA CUDA Compute Unified Device Architecture Programming Guide Version 1.1


makes it more clear in Appendix A. Technical Specifications (page 73) where the CUDA capable GPUs are listed.