What Type of Computer Should I Buy in Order to Run KeyShot?

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Luxion has introduced the option of GPU rendering in KeyShot 9. Rendering in GPU or CPU are independent workflows and, as a result, the hardware requirements are dependent on how to plan to render using KeyShot.

Processor (CPU)
The processor is the only hardware component that has an effect on CPU render performance. The higher the number of cores the better. Core count takes precedence over clock speed (Hz). For optimal rendering power and performance, consider processors with high core counts: Intel Xeon (except for Xeon Phi), and/or AMD Ryzen.

Graphics Card (GPU)
For GPU rendering, we recommend QUADRO RTX 4000 or higher. KeyShot will support any cards with the NVIDIA Maxwell microarchitecture found in the Quadro M6000 or GTX 980 and above.
For best results, you should have at least 8 GB of GPU memory.
If you are using CPU rendering only, any graphics card that runs Open GL 2.0 or later will work with KeyShot.

Memory (RAM)
Your computer should have enough RAM to load all of the polys/triangles in your CAD files. Normally, 12GB of RAM is enough to load your CAD files, work in KeyShot, and multi-task with other applications

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