Products: System Requirements
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7, 8 or 10 64 bit. We recommend Windows 8.1 or 10, 64 bit as the preferred OS.
RAM: Adequate memory depends highly on your applications and data. We require a minimum of 4 GB. We highly recommend putting 8-32 GB of memory in any new system.
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 8.1 and Windows 10.
Processor: Our software will run on any processor. Computation time scales with the processor speed, but dual and quad core processors will make the software run faster. Quad or higher core processors are highly recommended, as many tasks in Earth Volumetric Studio, and EnterVol will take full advantage of multiple cores and processors. Dual Quad Core and six core systems are now available, and will provide dramatic speed improvements.
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 1280 x 1024 resolution, though 1920 x 1080 or higher is desirable.