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Structure Studios Computer Hardware Requirements

Noah Nehlich on Nov 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The right computer will ensure that Pool Studio, VizTerra and VIP3D run as smoothly as possible. We want to help you make sure your designs and presentations delight your clients, so we've put together this list of recommended computers and basic hardware information 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.




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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