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Structure Studios Computer Hardware Requirements

Noah Nehlich on Nov 20, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Looking for the computer that’s right for you and your business? 

Get the most out of your next computer: check out our computer buying guide, complete with the top seven buying strategies we use here at Structure Studios.

We’ve also put together this list of recommendations for you: the top picks that will help you design top-notch projects with Pool Studio, VizTerra, and Vip3D to inspire and delight your clients. 

Complete with great deals on great computers, hardware requirements, and video card comparisons, this regularly updated list will help you get the best deal and pick the computer that’s right for you.

Recommended Computers


Luxury Laptops

 Desktops (VR Ready!)

Hardware Requirements (Vip3D, Pool Studio, VizTerra)

  • Processor: 64-bit i7 Intel processors 2.5GHz or higher (or comprable AMD processor)
  • Video Card: DX11 GeForce GTX 7, 8, 9, or 10 series (or comparable Radeon)
  • RAM: 12GB
  • OS: Windows 7 or greater

Virtual Reality Hardware Requirements (Vip3D Only)


Important: Buy a "VR Ready" computer only if it meets these EXACT requrirements.
  • An Oculus Rift Headset (Purchase at: Amazon)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K 3.5GHz or higher
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980ti, GTX 1070, or GTX 1080 or greater
  • RAM: 12GB
  • OS: Windows 10

Apple Computers

 No Apple Mac will run DX11 3D applications at this time.

"You can buy a $6,000 Mac Pro with the top of the line AMD FirePro D700, and it still doesn't match our recommended specs... there's just not a single [Apple] machine out there that supports it." - Palmer Lucky

Note: Parallels and VMFusion will not run the software.

Related: How do I find the hardware on my current computer?

Video Card Comparisons


A dedicated DirectX 11 video card of a certain power level is required to run the software. Integrated cards, such as Intel cards or Quadro and FirePro/FireGL will not run the software.

The benchmark scores below show how powerful each video card is. The higher the score, the more powerful the card. A card with a minimum score of 1500 is required to run the software correctly.

Below are comparions of video cards that meet and beat our minimum requirements:


*GeForce GTX 860M and GTX 960M just meets minimum requirements. Structure Studios recommends systems that are above minimum requirements for best performance.




Would you like to see the strategy we use to buy computers?

If you have any questions about a computer or component not included on this list, such as another video card or laptop, please don't hesitate to call our Tech Team at 800.778.8996 or email us at support@structurestudios.com

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