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System requirements for XR-4

On this page you can find the system requirements for XR-4.

 

 

Hardware requirements

These are the hardware requirements for XR-4 when running applications locally.

Desktop computers

See below for hardware requirements when using XR-4 with a desktop computer.

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

12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K or newer
4th Gen Intel Xeon w5-2455X 8-core or better
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

8-core CPU

12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700K
4th Gen Intel Xeon w3-2435
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X

XR-4 requires a chipset that supports high throughput USB connectivity with multiple IN transactions. List of compatible Intel and AMD chipsets

Memory (RAM) 32 GB
Graphics card (GPU)1, 2 One of the following or better:

NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

NVIDIA RTX A5000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Storage space3 3 GB
Video output 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
USB connectivity 1 x 10 Gbps USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 or USB-C 3.2 Gen 2

The USB port must be directly connected to the chipset. Alternatively, required USB connectivity can be achieved with a compatible PCIe expansion card.

Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 11

1 Note that the GPU requirements may vary based on use case and required graphical quality.

2 AMD graphics cards are currently not supported.

3 Storage space required to install Varjo Base.

 

Laptop computers

Note about laptop graphics cards

Laptop graphics cards with identical names can perform differently depending on factors such as the thermal design of the laptop and amount of memory on the card.

Some key terms to keep in mind when comparing graphics cards:

  • Total Graphics Power (TGP): The maximum power consumption of a graphics card, which gives an indication of its maximum performance.
  • GPU memory: Graphics cards come in many variants with different amounts of memory on the card, which also affects performance.

See below for hardware requirements when using XR-4 with a laptop computer.

Component Recommended
Processor (CPU) 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900HX or better

XR-4 requires a chipset that supports high throughput USB connectivity with multiple IN transactions. List of compatible Intel and AMD chipsets

Memory (RAM) 32 GB
Graphics card (GPU)1, 2 NVIDIA RTX 5000 Ada (150W TGP or more)
NVIDIA RTX 4090 (150W TGP or more)
Storage space3 3 GB
Video output 1 x USB-C to DisplayPort adapter or 1 x Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter

Note that the adapter must support 8k video and DisplayPort 1.4 with Display Stream Compression (DSC).

USB connectivity 1 x 10 Gbps USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 or USB-C 3.2 Gen 2

The USB port must be directly connected to the chipset.

Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 11

1 Note that the GPU requirements may vary based on use case and required graphical quality, and while mobile and desktop GPUs may have identical product names, performance is significantly lower when using mobile GPUs.

2 AMD graphics cards are currently not supported.

3 Storage space required to install Varjo Base.

 

Software requirements

The following software is required to use XR-4.

Software
Requirement Where to get it
Varjo Base Varjo Base 4.0 or later is required. We recommend using the latest version. Download Varjo Base 4.0 Beta under Experimental > Early Access Assets.

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
SteamVR (optional)1 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 OpenVR applications and with XR-4 base station tracking versions using SteamVR™ Tracking.

 

Network requirements

Read more about the network requirements for Varjo software.

 

 

 

Organizations

XR-4 and XR-4 Focal Edition are available in our web store and through selected Varjo resellers to business customers in nearly 40 countries.

Individuals

Private customers can order Aero through our selected Varjo resellers. Shipping to EU, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

Organizations

Business customers have access to our full product range.

Individuals

Private customers can order Aero through our selected Varjo resellers.