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System requirements for XR-3 and VR-3

On this page you can find the system requirements for XR-3 and VR-3.

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

See below for hardware requirements when using XR-3 and VR-3 with a desktop computer.

 

Component Recommended Minimum
Processor (CPU) Premium 8-core CPU

One of the following or better:
Intel Core i9-9900K
Intel Xeon W-2245 8-core
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

8-core CPU

One of the following or better:
Intel Core i7-9700k
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Memory (RAM) 32 GB
Graphics card (GPU)1 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
NVIDIA RTX A6000
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000
Storage space 2 GB
Video output 2 x DisplayPort 1.4
USB connectivity 2 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 11

1 AMD graphics cards are currently not supported.

 

Laptop computers

These are the hardware requirements when using XR-3 and VR-3 with a laptop computer:

Component Recommended
Processor (CPU) 8-core CPU

One of the following or better:
Intel i7
AMD Ryzen 7

Memory (RAM) 32 GB
Graphics card (GPU)1 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 165 watts of total graphics power
NVIDIA RTX A5000 with 165 watts of total graphics power
Storage space 2 GB
Connectivity Option 1. Using two third-party Mini DisplayPort–DisplayPort adapters:

2 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1
2 x Mini DisplayPort

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.

Option 2. Using two Varjo laptop adapters sold separately:

2 x USB-C 3.0/3.1, with support for Alternate Mode

Option 3. Combination of Option A and Option B, using one third-party Mini DisplayPort–DisplayPort adapter and one Varjo laptop adapter:

1 x Mini DisplayPort
1 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1
1 x USB-C 3.0/3.1, with support for Alternate Mode

In all options, note the following requirements for the ports:

  • Mini DisplayPort ports must be routed directly to the dedicated NVIDIA GPU
  • In Option 2 and Option 3 when using Varjo laptop adapter, the USB-C port must be routed directly to the dedicated NVIDIA GPU and include support for Alternate Mode.

See Cabling options for XR-3 and VR-3 for illustrations of the connectivity options.

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

XR-3 and VR-3 are compatible with a broad range of Windows computers. See examples of tested computers and motherboards.

 

Software requirements

The following software is required to use XR-3 and VR-3:

Software
Requirement Where to get it
Varjo Base Varjo Base 3.0 or later is required. We recommend using the latest version. Download Varjo Base

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

Varjo Subscription Varjo XR Subscription is required to use XR-3.

Varjo VR or XR Subscription is required to use VR-3.

Note that your computer needs to be connected to internet when using XR and VR subscriptions.

An offline subscription is available for enterprise customers with special requirements for high-security environments.

Read more at varjo.com/subscriptions.
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.