Recommended hardware

The following table presents two different hardware configurations. The recommendation is mainly for desktop computers, but the same guidelines can also be applied when purchasing laptops.

 

  Recommendation Best performance
Operating system Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Memory 8 GB 16+ GB
Hard disk 250-500 GB, 7200 rpm 500+ GB, SSD
Processor Intel® Core™ i5 CPU 2+ GHz Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 3+ GHz
Graphics card OpenGL support
two monitor support
e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770/780
OpenGL support
two monitor support
e.g. NVIDIA Quadro series
Monitor(s) Two 24”/27” 1920×1200 each 30” 2560×1600 or two 27” 2560×1440
Mouse 3-button wheel mouse, optical 3-button wheel mouse, cordless &
optical + 3Dconnexion SpacePilot
Web browser Internet Explorer (32 bit) Internet Explorer (32 bit)
Backup equipment External hard drive External hard drive with scheduled
backups
Network adapter
(multi-user funct.)
100 Mbit/s 1 Gbit/s full-duplex