System requirements

Gemvision recommend a PC or laptop that runs Windows 10, below are specific recommendations for each type of software. If you are carrying your laptop around with you, you might like to think about the weight, some gaming laptops can be over 4kg whilst sub 2kg are very popular. You can also load more than one of these programs on a single PC/laptop. All but the new MatrixGold use HD screens so only look at the more expensive 4K screens if you are planning to purchase MatrixGold at some point in the near future.

The following is a list and explanation of minimum and recommended technical specifications for a computer to run MatrixGold effectively. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us for assistance.

Computer Type
Laptop And Desktop Computer Systems, With Mouse And Keyboard
Recommended: A Multiple-Button Mouse with Scroll Wheel
Minimum: A two-button mouse
Tablet style computers, such as the Microsoft Surface, are not recommended

Laptop and Desktop computer systems, with mouse and keyboard, are the only computer systems that can run our products effectively.

Tablet style computers are popular for their compact size and portability, but at this time they do not have the recommended hardware performance, especially graphics cards, to run our products effectively. You may be able to install and run our software, but the experience will likely be very slow and limited. Additionally, MatrixGold™ is not designed to utilize a touch screen interface and must use a mouse and keyboard.

Processor
Intel I7 Quad Core, 2GHz (7th Generation) Or Higher
Minimum: Intel i5 Quad Core, 2GHz (7th Generation) or Higher
Intel Xeon Series processors are not recommended.

MatrixGold™ is a very processor intensive program, so getting a fast processor is the best way to increase your performance. We do not recommend the i3 chipset for MatrixGold™ as they are only dual-core entry level processors in the ‘i series’, and are meant more for low-power mobile platforms. While you can find a suitable computer with an i5 chip, if you plan on doing a lot of rendering, animations, or multi-tasking, the i7 would be a better option.

RAM
12GB – 16GB Or More
Minimum: 8GB

MatrixGold™ is a 64bit application that can use as much memory as your computer has available. Generally 12GB is plenty for most designers, however, if you plan on using your computer for more than just MatrixGold™, more memory would be helpful.

Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce 1000 Series (GTX 1060, 1070, 1080) Or Higher
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce 800 Series (GTX 850, 950, 1050)
NVIDIA Quadro GPUs are not recommended or supported

NVIDIA GeForce GTX with minimum 1GB of Video RAM

Gemvision only recommends the GeForce Series of NVIDIA Graphics cards. Visit NVIDIA’s website for detailed descriptions of the various models. Please contact Gemvision technical support if you have any questions.

Operating System
(64-Bit) Windows 10 Professional
Minimum: (64-bit) Windows 10

MatrixGold™ is only supported on English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish versions of Windows.

Hard Drive
512GB SSD With 1TB HDD
Minimum: 512GB free main hard drive space

The complete MatrixGold™ installation will take up 10GB of free space on your Hard Drive. As you begin designing and incrementally saving your work, it will start to take up space quickly, which is why the hard drive sizes above are suggested.

Display
1920×1080 Pixels Or Higher
Minimum: 1920×1080 Pixels

4K and UHD resolution monitors are increasing in popularity and MatrixGold™ is designed to work well with these displays. Higher resolution, however, will require higher graphics card performance to display MatrixGold™ properly.

Some monitors may have other resolutions that will work for you. Native Resolution is the number of pixels that the monitor was made with. Flat panel monitors are available with almost any Native Resolution but must be run at that setting or else the display will be blurry.

A 21 inch monitor is a comfortable size for most people, but if you present to a customer who is looking at the screen from a distance, a 24 inch or larger monitor might be more effective. Desktop and laptop monitors vary in display appearance and quality – it’s best to visit a store so you get a feel for the monitor before deciding on a size and resolution.

Anti-Virus
Microsoft Defender (Comes With Windows 10)
Due to incompatibility issues outside of our control, Gemvision does not recommend the following antivirus programs: Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky, AVG, and Avast.

Choosing to run third-party antivirus software alongside Gemvision software may negatively affect functionality. Updates to antivirus software or changes in virus definitions may stop Gemvision software from launching.

Internet Connection
A High Speed Connection
An internet connection is required for:
Download and installation
License validation
Technical support

The following is a list and explanation of minimum and recommended technical specifications for a computer to run Matrix effectively. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us for assistance.

Computer Type
Laptop And Desktop Computer Systems, With Mouse And Keyboard
Recommended: A Multiple-Button Mouse with Scroll Wheel
Minimum: A two-button mouse
Tablet style computers, such as the Microsoft Surface, are not recommended

Laptop and Desktop computer systems, with mouse and keyboard, are the only computer systems that can run our products effectively.

Tablet style computers are popular for their compact size and portability, but at this time they do not have the recommended hardware performance, especially graphics cards, to run our products effectively. You may be able to install and run our software, but the experience will likely be very slow and limited. Additionally, Matrix® is not designed to utilize a touch screen interface and must use a mouse and keyboard.

Processor
Intel I7 Quad Core, 2GHz Or Higher
Minimum: Intel i5 Quad Core, 2GHz or higher
Intel Xeon Series processors are not recommended.

Matrix® is a very processor intensive program, so getting a fast processor is the best way to increase your performance. We do not recommend the i3 chipset for Matrix® as they are only dual-core entry level processors in the ‘i series’, and are meant more for low-power mobile platforms. While you can find a suitable computer with an i5 chip, if you plan on doing a lot of rendering, animations, or multi-tasking, the i7 would be a better option.

RAM
8GB – 12GB Or More
Minimum: 4GB

Matrix® is a 64bit application that can use as much memory as your computer has available. Generally 8GB is plenty for most designers, however, if you plan on using your computer for more than just Matrix®, more memory would be helpful.

Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce 1000 Series (GTX 1060, 1070, 1080) Or Higher
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce 700 Series (GTX 750, 850, 950, 1050)
NVIDIA Quadro GPUs are not recommended or supported

NVIDIA GeForce GTX with minimum 1GB of video RAM

Gemvision only recommends the GeForce Series of NVIDIA Graphics cards. Visit NVIDIA’s website for detailed descriptions of the various models. Please contact Gemvision technical support if you have any questions.

Operating System
(64-Bit) Windows 10 Professional
(64-bit) Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate
(64-bit) Windows 8/8.1 Standard, Pro, or Enterprise.
(64-bit) Windows 10

Matrix® is only supported in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish versions of Windows.

Hard Drive
512GB SSD With 1TB HDD
Minimum: 250GB free main hard drive space

The complete Matrix® installation will take up 10GB of free space on your Hard Drive. As you begin designing and incrementally saving your work, it will start to take up space quickly, which is why the hard drive sizes above are suggested.

Display
1920×1080 Pixels
Minimum: 1440×900 Pixels

4K and UHD resolution monitors are increasing in popularity and Matrix® is designed to work well with these displays. Higher resolution, however, will require higher graphics card performance to display Matrix® properly.

Some monitors may have other resolutions that will work for you. Native Resolution is the number of pixels that the monitor was made with. Flat panel monitors are available with almost any Native Resolution but must be run at that setting or else the display will be blurry.

A 21 inch monitor is a comfortable size for most people, but if you present to a customer who is looking at the screen from a distance, a 24 inch or larger monitor might be more effective. Desktop and laptop monitors vary in display appearance and quality – it’s best to visit a store so you get a feel for the monitor before deciding on a size and resolution.

Anti-Virus
Microsoft Defender (Comes With Windows 10)
Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials
Windows 8: Microsoft Defender (comes with Windows 8)
Windows 10: Microsoft Defender (comes with Windows 10)

Due to incompatibility issues outside of our control, Gemvision does not recommend the following antivirus programs: Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky, AVG, and Avast.

Choosing to run third-party antivirus software alongside Gemvision software may negatively affect functionality. Updates to antivirus software or changes in virus definitions may stop Gemvision software from launching. 

Internet Connection
A High Speed Connection
An internet connection is required for:
Download and installation
License validation
Technical support

The following is a list and explanation of minimum and recommended technical specifications for a computer to run CounterSketch effectively. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us for assistance.

Computer Type
Laptop And Desktop Computer Systems, With Mouse And Keyboard
Recommended: A Multiple-Button Mouse with Scroll Wheel
Minimum: A two-button mouse
Tablet style computers, such as the Microsoft Surface, are not recommended

Laptop and Desktop computer systems, with mouse and keyboard, are the only computer systems that can run our products effectively.

Tablet style computers are popular for their compact size and portability, but at this time they do not have the recommended hardware performance, especially graphics cards, to run our products effectively. You may be able to install and run our software, but the experience will likely be very slow and limited. Additionally, while CounterSketch® does have limited touch screen functionality, it is not designed to operate entirely without a mouse and keyboard.

Processor
Intel I7 Quad Core, 2GHz Or Higher
Minimum: Intel i5 Quad Core, 2GHz or higher
Intel Xeon Series processors are not recommended.

CounterSketch® is a very processor intensive program, so getting a fast processor is the best way to increase your performance. We do not recommend the i3 chipset for CounterSketch® as they are only dual-core entry level processors in the ‘i series’, and are meant more for low-power mobile platforms. While you can find a suitable computer with an i5 chip, if you plan on doing a lot of rendering, animations, or multi-tasking, the i7 would be a better option.

RAM
8GB – 12GB Or More
Minimum: 4GB

CounterSketch® is a 64bit application that can use as much memory as your computer has available. Generally 8GB is plenty for most designers, however, if you plan on using your computer for more than just CounterSketch®, more memory would be helpful.

Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce 1000 Series (GTX 1060, 1070, 1080) Or Higher
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce 700 Series (GTX 750, 850, 950, 1050)
NVIDIA Quadro GPUs are not recommended or supported

NVIDIA GeForce GTX with minimum 1GB of Video RAM

Gemvision only recommends the GeForce Series of NVIDIA Graphics cards. Visit NVIDIA’s website for detailed descriptions of the various models. Please contact Gemvision technical support if you have any questions.

Operating System
(64-Bit) Windows 10
(64-bit) Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate
(64-bit) Windows 8/8.1 Standard, Pro, or Enterprise.
(64-bit) Windows 10

If you are running Windows in any language other than English, period and comma characters may cause some issues with some tools. This can be corrected by contacting Gemvision Technical Support or your Authorized Dealer.

Hard Drive
512GB SSD With 1TB HDD
Minimum: 250GB free main hard drive space.
The complete CounterSketch® installation will take up 10GB of free space on your Hard Drive. As you begin designing and incrementally saving your work, it will start to take up space quickly, which is why the hard drive sizes above are suggested.
Display
1920×1080 Pixels
Minimum: 1440×900 Pixels

A 21 inch monitor is a comfortable size for most people, but if you present to a customer who is looking at the screen from a distance, a 24 inch or larger monitor might be more effective. Desktop and laptop monitors vary in display appearance and quality – it’s best to visit a store so you get a feel for the monitor before deciding on a size and resolution.

Anti-Virus
Microsoft Defender (Comes With Windows 10)
Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials
Windows 8: Microsoft Defender (comes with Windows 8)
Windows 10: Microsoft Defender (comes with Windows 10)

Due to incompatibility issues outside of our control, Gemvision does not recommend the following antivirus programs: Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky, AVG, and Avast.

Choosing to run third-party antivirus software alongside Gemvision software may negatively affect functionality. Updates to antivirus software or changes in virus definitions may stop Gemvision software from launching.

Internet Connection
A High Speed Connection
An internet connection is required for:
Download and installation
License validation
Technical support

The following is a list and explanation of minimum and recommended technical specifications for a computer to run Clayoo effectively. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us for assistance.

Computer Type
Laptop And Desktop Computer Systems, With Mouse And Keyboard
Recommended: A Multiple-Button Mouse with Scroll Wheel
Minimum: A two-button mouse
Tablet style computers, such as the Microsoft Surface, are not recommended

Laptop and Desktop computer systems, with mouse and keyboard, are the only computer systems that can run our products effectively.

Tablet style computers are popular for their compact size and portability, but at this time they do not have the recommended hardware performance, especially graphics cards, to run our products effectively. You may be able to install and run our software, but the experience will likely be very slow and limited. Additionally, while CounterSketch® does have limited touch screen functionality, it is not designed to operate entirely without a mouse and keyboard.

Processor
Intel I7 Quad Core, 2GHz Or Higher
Minimum: Intel i5 Quad Core, 2GHz or higher
Intel Xeon Series processors are not recommended.

Clayoo is a very processor intensive program, so getting a fast processor is the best way to increase your performance. We do not recommend the i3 chipset for Clayoo as they are only dual-core entry level processors in the ‘i series’, and are meant more for low-power mobile platforms. While you can find a suitable computer with an i5 chip, if you plan on doing a lot of detailed mesh work or multi-tasking, the i7 would be a better option.

RAM
8GB – 12GB Or More
Minimum: 4GB

Clayoo is a 64bit application that can use as much memory as your computer has available. Generally 8GB is plenty for most designers, however, if you plan on using your computer for more than just Clayoo, more memory would be helpful.

Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce 600 Series (GTX 660, 760, 860, 960, 1060) Or Higher
NVIDIA Quadro GPUs are not recommended or supported

NVIDIA GeForce GTX with minimum 1GB of Video RAM

Gemvision only recommends the GeForce Series of NVIDIA Graphics cards. Visit NVIDIA’s website for detailed descriptions of the various models. Please contact Gemvision technical support if you have any questions.

Operating System
(64-Bit) Windows 10
(64-bit) Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate
(64-bit) Windows 8/8.1 Standard, Pro, or Enterprise.
(64-bit) Windows 10
Hard Drive
100GB SSD
Minimum: 2GB free main hard drive space
Display
1920×1080 Pixels
Minimum: 1440×900 Pixels

A 21 inch monitor is a comfortable size for most people, but if you present to a customer who is looking at the screen from a distance, a 24 inch or larger monitor might be more effective. Desktop and laptop monitors vary in display appearance and quality – it’s best to visit a store so you get a feel for the monitor before deciding on a size and resolution.

Anti-Virus
Microsoft Defender (Comes With Windows 10)
Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials
Windows 8: Microsoft Defender (comes with Windows 8)
Windows 10: Microsoft Defender (comes with Windows 10)

Due to incompatibility issues outside of our control, Gemvision does not recommend the following antivirus programs: Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky, AVG, and Avast.

Choosing to run third-party antivirus software alongside Gemvision software may negatively affect functionality. Updates to antivirus software or changes in virus definitions may stop Gemvision software from launching.

Internet Connection
A High Speed Connection
An internet connection is required for:
Download and installation
License validation
Technical support

The following is a list and explanation of minimum and recommended technical specifications for a computer to run RhinoGold effectively. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us for assistance.

Computer Type
Laptop And Desktop Computer Systems, With Mouse And Keyboard
Recommended: A Multiple-Button Mouse with Scroll Wheel
Minimum: A two-button mouse
Tablet style computers, such as the Microsoft Surface, are not recommended

Laptop and Desktop computer systems, with mouse and keyboard, are the only computer systems that can run our products effectively.

Tablet style computers are popular for their compact size and portability, but at this time they do not have the recommended hardware performance, especially graphics cards, to run our products effectively. You may be able to install and run our software, but the experience will likely be very slow and limited. Additionally, RhinoGold is not designed to utilize a touch screen interface and must use a mouse and keyboard.

Processor
Intel I7 Quad Core, 2GHz Or Higher
Minimum: Intel i5 Quad Core, 2GHz or higher
Intel Xeon Series processors are not recommended.

RhinoGold is a very processor intensive program, so getting a fast processor is the best way to increase your performance. We do not recommend the i3 chipset for RhinoGold as they are only dual-core entry level processors in the ‘i series’, and are meant more for low-power mobile platforms. While you can find a suitable computer with an i5 chip, if you plan on doing a lot of rendering, animations, or multi-tasking, the i7 would be a better option.

RAM
8GB – 12GB Or More
Minimum: 4GB

RhinoGold is a 64bit application that can use as much memory as your computer has available. Generally 8GB is plenty for most designers, however, if you plan on using your computer for more than just RhinoGold, more memory would be helpful.

Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce 1000 Series (GTX 1060, 1070, 1080) Or Higher
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce 700 Series (GTX 750, 850, 950, 1050)
NVIDIA Quadro GPUs are not recommended or supported

NVIDIA GeForce GTX with minimum 1GB of Video RAM

Gemvision only recommends the GeForce Series of NVIDIA Graphics cards. Visit NVIDIA’s website for detailed descriptions of the various models. Please contact Gemvision technical support if you have any questions.

Operating System
(64-Bit) Windows 10 Professional
(64-bit) Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate
(64-bit) Windows 8/8.1 Standard, Pro, or Enterprise.
(64-bit) Windows 10
Hard Drive
512GB SSD With 1TB HDD
Minimum: 250GB free main hard drive space
Display
1920×1080 Pixels
Minimum: 1440×900 Pixels

A 21 inch monitor is a comfortable size for most people, but if you present to a customer who is looking at the screen from a distance, a 24 inch or larger monitor might be more effective. Desktop and laptop monitors vary in display appearance and quality – it’s best to visit a store so you get a feel for the monitor before deciding on a size and resolution.

Anti-Virus
Microsoft Defender (Comes With Windows 10)
Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials
Windows 8: Microsoft Defender (comes with Windows 8)
Windows 10: Microsoft Defender (comes with Windows 10)

Due to incompatibility issues outside of our control, Gemvision does not recommend the following antivirus programs: Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky, AVG, and Avast.

Choosing to run third-party antivirus software alongside Gemvision software may negatively affect functionality. Updates to antivirus software or changes in virus definitions may stop Gemvision software from launching.

Internet Connection
A High Speed Connection
An internet connection is required for:
Download and installation
License validation
Technical support