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System requirements for Varjo Aero

On this page you can find the system requirements for Varjo Aero.

Hardware requirements

Desktop computers

Laptop computers

Compatible computers

Software requirements

System requirements with Varjo Reality Cloud

 

Hardware requirements

These are the hardware requirements for XR-3 and VR-3 when running applications locally. Note that system requirements are lower with Varjo Reality Cloud.

 

Desktop computers

These are the hardware requirements when using Aero with a desktop computer:

Component Recommended Minimum
Processor (CPU) 4-core CPU

One of the following or better:
Intel Core i5-4590
Intel Xeon E5-1620
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

 

Memory (RAM) 8 GB
Graphics card (GPU)1 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA RTX A4000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA RTX A2000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000
Storage space 2 GB
Video output 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
USB connectivity 1 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 11

1 Aero is compatible with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20- and 30-series GPUs that meet the minimum requirements. Note that AMD graphics cards are currently not supported.

For recommended desktop computer models and configurations, see Varjo-Ready computers for Varjo Aero.

 

Laptop computers

Varjo Aero is compatible with high-end mobile workstations and laptop computers. For recommended laptop configurations, see Varjo-Ready computers for Varjo Aero.

These are the hardware requirements when using Varjo Aero with a laptop computer:

Component Recommended
Processor (CPU) High-end mobile CPU with 4 cores or more
Memory (RAM) 8 GB
Graphics card (GPU)1 High-end NVIDIA laptop GPU with a total graphics power (TGP) of 135W or more:

NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU

Storage space 2 GB
Connectivity Option A. Using the laptop adapter sold separately in Varjo Store:

1 x USB-C 3.1 port

Note that the USB port on the laptop must be routed directly to the dedicated NVIDIA GPU and include support for Alternate Mode.

Option B. Using a third-party Mini DisplayPort–DisplayPort adapter:

1 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1 port
1 x Mini DisplayPort port

Note that the adapter must support 8k video and DisplayPort 1.4 with Display Stream Compression (DSC). See a list of tested and compatible adapters.

Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 11

1 While mobile and desktop GPUs may have identical product names, performance is significantly lower when using mobile GPUs. Note that AMD graphics cards are currently not supported.


Note that laptop GPUs have limited processing power compared to desktop GPUs.
For the best possible experience, we recommend running simple applications when using a laptop. 

Read more about how to optimize application performance by adjusting the image quality settings in Varjo Base. 

 

Compatible computers

For recommended laptop models and configurations, see Varjo-Ready computers for Varjo Aero.

 

Software requirements

The following software is required to use Aero.

Note that your computer must be connected to the internet when using Aero.

An offline subscription for Aero is available for enterprise customers with special requirements for high-security environments. If you require an offline subscription for Aero, please contact Varjo sales for more information.

Software
Requirement Where to get it
Varjo Base v. 3.4 or later Download Varjo Base

Note that you will need a Varjo Account to download Varjo Base.

Windows OS version Windows 10: v. 1809 or later

Windows 11:v. 21H2 or later

Windows 10: Navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

Windows 11: Navigate to Settings > Windows Update.

NVIDIA GPU driver We recommend using the latest version. Download from NVIDIA
SteamVR1 We recommend using the latest version. 1.  Download the Steam desktop application
2.  Create a Steam account
3.  Download SteamVR
(For offline use, install SteamVR for Enterprise / Government use instead)

1 The SteamVR software is required when using SteamVR™ Tracking.

 

System requirements with Varjo Reality Cloud

With Varjo Reality Cloud, graphics rendering for your application is moved into the cloud. This allows for lower hardware requirements compared to rendering on your local computer.

Read more about system requirements for Varjo Reality Cloud.

 

 

 

 

Organizations

Business customers have access to our full product range:

  • Varjo XR-3
  • Varjo VR-3
  • Varjo Aero

Available in over 35 countries

Individuals

Private customers can order Aero through our webstore.

  • Varjo Aero

Available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, EU, Switzerland, Iceland, and Australia.

Organizations

Business customers have access to our full product range.

Individuals

Private customers can order Aero through our webstore.