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Structure Studios Computer Hardware Requirements

Noah Nehlich on Oct 8, 2019 12:15:00 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 (as of 10.18.2019)


Luxury Laptops

  • +150% Faster (15 inch): Razer Blade Starting at $1599

Laptops (VR Ready!)

 Desktops (VR Ready!)

Hardware Requirements
(Vip3D, Pool Studio and VizTerra)

  • Processor: 64-bit i7 Intel processors 2.5GHz or higher (or comparable 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 Exclusive)


  • An Oculus Rift S Headset (Purchase at: Amazon)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 3.5GHz or higher
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980ti, GTX 1070, GTX 1080 or greater
  • RAM: 12GB
  • OS: Windows 10

Augmented Reality IPad Recommendations

yardYARD - Augmented Reality requires any IPad Pro.


How about Apple Computers?

  • Will the software run on Mac OS?
    No, the software cannot be installed on OSX.
  • Will Parallels/VMWare Fusion run the software?
    Parallels and VMWare Fusion will not work.
  • Will Bootcamp run the software? 
    Bootcamp is not supported and tends to cause crashes; however, in some cases, Bootcamp will work.
  • Do you plan to add a version for Apple Mac Computers?
    We currently have no plans to make the software available on OSX.                        

Video Card Comparisons


A dedicated DirectX 11 video card with a minimum benchmark score of 1500 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. 

Note: Integrated cards, such as Intel cards or Quadro and FirePro/FireGL are not supported.

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

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 800.778.8996 or email us at

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