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Structure Studios Computer Hardware Requirements

Looking for a computer that boosts your productivity? 

We’ve put together this list of computer recommendations for you. This regularly updated list will help you get the best deal and pick the computer that’s right for you.

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. 

Recommended Computers (as of 5.14.2021)

Version 3 Laptops

Version 3 Desktops

Recommended Mice

Recommended Hardware Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 (8th generation or greater)
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2000 series (or greater)
  • RAM: 16 GB (or greater)
  • OS: Windows 10

Virtual Reality Requirements (Vip3D Exclusive)

Oculus Quest 2

VR Headsets:

  • Oculus Quest 2
    REQUIRED: Separate Oculus Link cable (USB-C or USB 3.1)
  • Oculus Rift S

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 (8th generation or greater)
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 2070 series or greater
  • RAM: 16GB
  • OS: Windows 10

YARD Augmented Reality iPad Recommendation

yardYARD requires any iPad Pro:


How about Apple Computers?

  • Will the software run on macOS?
    No, the software cannot be installed on macOS or OS X. We have no plans to add native support.

  • Will Bootcamp run the software? 
    Bootcamp will work on the latest 16" Macbook Pros with AMD Radeon Pro 5300M or preferably the 5500M.

  • Will Parallels/VMWare Fusion run the software?
    Parallels 15 is not suggested (our software encounters delays in Parallels 15) and VMWare Fusion will not work.

Video Card Comparisons


A dedicated DirectX 11 video card with a minimum benchmark score of 4500 is required to run the software correctly. Benchmark scores show how powerful each video card is. The higher the score, the more powerful the card. How do I find the hardware on my current computer?

Note: Integrated cards, such as Intel cards are not supported.

Below are comparisons of video cards that meet and exceed our minimum requirements:NvidiaRadeonDesktopCards

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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 702.433.0274 or email us at

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Noah Nehlich

About the author: Noah Nehlich

Noah Nehlich is the founder of Structure Studios. As an entrepreneur, investor, and tech company enthusiast, he’s into everything 3D. With nearly two decades of experience building the design software that pool and landscape designers use, Noah’s goal is to improve lives through 3D experiences.

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