Hardware Requirements

Products: System Requirements

Operating System: 64 bit Windows 10 or higher. Windows 11 (Preferred)

RAM: Adequate memory depends highly on your applications and data. We require a minimum of 8 GB. We highly recommend putting 16-64 GB of memory in any new system. Faster memory speed (ie: DDR5) will have a large impact on reducing computation times, as many algorithms are limited by the speed of RAM.

Graphics card: Choosing a good graphics card will increase your productivity and make rotations and interactions with the software smoother and quicker. Our software will run with virtually any graphics card, though some cheaper and older cards have problems running all OpenGL features.

Right now the best graphics cards for the money are the ones based on NVIDIA GeForce chipsets. We use nVidia cards in our systems, and have been incredibly happy with them. We recommend these over the lower-end workstation cards now, since they are actually out performing them in Earth Volumetric Studio, NVIDIA Quadra other professional graphics card offerings perform extremely well if cost is not an issue.  Additionally, Studio now takes advantage of GPU (graphics processing units) and these tend to be the most powerful on higher end gaming cards and professional graphics cards.  They are also better implemented in Windows 10 and 11.

Processor: Our software will run on any processor. Computation time scales with the processor speed, multi-core processors will make the software run faster. Quad or higher core processors are highly recommended, as many tasks in Earth Volumetric Studio will take full advantage of multiple cores and processors.

Monitor: Choosing a good monitor will increase your productivity and make it easier to work those long hours. We strongly recommend a monitor that will support at least 1920 x 1080.  4k or higher is desirable.