# Model Compare
Model Compare tool performs a model comparison based on geometry and/or properties. It can determine if an object has changed based on a nominated ID.
Model Compare is written with the main intention of using the CUDA platform from nVidia™ for GPU – accelerated geometric calculations. While Model Compare will run in Normal mode without requiring the pre-requisites listed below, it will be far more accurate when leveraging the power of your nVidia video card.
- An nVidia video card supporting compute 2.0 or above. List of supported cards can be found here (opens new window)
- Microsoft Visual 2013 C++ runtime available here (opens new window)
- nVidia Driver version 340.29 or higher