Essential Guide

A complete guide to XenApp and XenDesktop vs. Horizon

A comprehensive collection of articles, videos and more, hand-picked by our editors
Get started Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content.

Four valuable Citrix HDX protocol features

3/5

How HDX 3D Pro renders resource-intensive apps

Source:  iStock
Visual Editor: Sarah Evans

Citrix HDX protocol renders DirectX graphics with CPU or a graphics processing unit by sending the graphics through a software rasterizer. The rasterizer takes vector graphics and turns them into the pixels users see on their screens, passing on the desktop composition from the server to the endpoint. This process works well because a lot of apps, including Microsoft's Office suite, are designed to work through graphics processors.

For users who need to use 3D graphics applications, Citrix offers HDX 3D Pro, which supports hardware-based GPU sharing for OpenGL and DirectX graphics applications. HDX 3D Pro includes deep compression, which improves the traffic throughput even in low-bandwidth networks. The 3D Pro version is ideal for users who work with computer-aided design apps, graphical information system software, or picture archiving and communication systems for medical images.

View All Photo Stories

Essential Guide

A complete guide to XenApp and XenDesktop vs. Horizon

Join the conversation

1 comment

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

What are some good uses cases for Citrix HDX 3D Pro?
Cancel

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

SearchVMware

Close