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System requirements for Varjo Reality Cloud

 

Compatible headsets

Hardware requirements

Desktop computers

Laptop computers

Compatible computers

Software requirements

Compatible accessories

 

Compatible headsets

You can use Varjo Reality Cloud with the following headsets:

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

 

Hardware requirements

On computers that meet the hardware requirements for Varjo Reality Cloud, you can expect applications to run without graphical artefacts at up to 90 frames per second.

 

Desktop computers

These are the hardware requirements for desktop computers running Varjo Reality Cloud. Requirements are higher for mixed reality than for virtual reality applications.

XR-3 VR-3 Varjo Aero
Processor 8-core CPU

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

6-core CPU

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

Memory 16 GB 12 GB
GPU1 NVIDIA GPU with 8 GB memory or more

One of the following or better:
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
NVIDIA RTX A4000
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA RTX Quadro RTX 4000

NVIDIA GPU with 6 GB memory or more

One of the following or better:
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
NVIDIA RTX A4000
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA RTX Quadro RTX 4000

Storage space 2 GB
Connectivity 2 x DisplayPort 1.4
2 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1
Internet connection2 Wired broadband internet connection:
50 Mbps download,
10 Mbps upload
Wired broadband internet connection:
35 Mbps download,
1 Mbps upload
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit) or Windows 11

1 AMD graphics cards are currently not supported.
2 We do not recommend using a wireless internet connection with Varjo Reality Cloud.

 

Laptop computers

See below for hardware requirements for laptop computers running Varjo Reality Cloud. Requirements are higher for mixed reality than for virtual reality applications.

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.

 

XR-3 VR-3 Varjo Aero
Processor 8-core CPU

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

6-core CPU

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

Memory 16 GB 12 GB
GPU1 NVIDIA Ampere GPUs with 115W TGP and 8 GB memory or more

One of the following or better:
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
NVIDIA RTX A4000

NVIDIA Turing GPUs with 150W TGP and 6 GB memory or more

One of the following or better:
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA RTX Quadro RTX 4000

NVIDIA Ampere GPUs with 80W TGP and 6 GB memory or more

One of the following or better:
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
NVIDIA RTX A3000

NVIDIA Turing GPUs with 100W TGP and 6 GB memory or more

One of the following or better:
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA RTX Quadro RTX 4000

Storage space 2 GB
Connectivity2,3 Option A. Using two laptop adapters sold separately in Varjo Store:
2 x USB-C 3.1

Option B. Using two third-party Mini DisplayPort–DisplayPort adapters:
2 x Mini DisplayPort
2 x USB-A 3.0/3.1

Option C. Using one laptop adapter sold separately in Varjo Store and one third-party Mini DisplayPort–DisplayPort adapter:
1 x USB-C 3.1
1 x Mini DisplayPort
1 x USB-A 3.0/3.1

For more detail, see Cabling for XR-3 and VR-3.

Option A. Using the laptop adapter sold separately in Varjo Store:
1 x USB-C 3.1 port

Option B. Using a third-party Mini DisplayPort—DisplayPort adapter:
1 x Mini DisplayPort port
1 x USB-A 3.0/3.1

For more detail, see Cabling for Varjo Aero.

Internet connection4 Wired broadband internet connection:
50 Mbps download,
10 Mbps upload
Wired broadband internet connection:
35 Mbps download,
1 Mbps upload
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit) or Windows 11

1 AMD graphics cards are currently not supported.

2 Ports used to connect the headset to the laptop must be routed directly to the dedicated NVIDIA GPU. USB-C ports must include support for Alternate Mode.

3 The Mini DisplayPort–DisplayPort adapters must support 8k video and DisplayPort 1.4 with Display Stream Compression (DSC). Note that you must purchase this adapter separately from a third party. See the list of tested and compatible adapters.

4 We do not recommend using a wireless internet connection with Varjo Reality Cloud.

 

Compatible computers

We maintain a list of Varjo-Ready computers that are certified for optimal performance with Varjo headsets:

 

Software requirements

Software requirements for Varjo Reality Cloud:

Software Requirement Where to get it
Varjo Base Varjo Base 3.6 (coming soon) Download from Varjo Account Portal.
Commercial Varjo Account To use subscriptions, you need a commercial Varjo Account and membership in an organization in Varjo Account Portal.

Read more about setting up a commercial Varjo Account.

Create an account in Varjo Account Portal.
Varjo Reality Cloud subscription A subscription is required to use Varjo Reality Cloud.

To use subscriptions, you also need a commercial Varjo Account and membership in an organization in Varjo Account Portal.

Contact Varjo sales.
Varjo XR or VR subscription Varjo XR subscription is required to use XR-3.

Varjo VR subscription is required to use VR-3.

No subscription is required to use Varjo Aero.

Note that your computer must be connected to the 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.

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.

 

Compatible accessories

You can use the following accessories with Varjo Reality Cloud:

Accessory Requirement Notes
SteamVR™ base stations 2.0 or 1.0 When using SteamVR™ Tracking, SteamVR™ base stations are used to track your headset and controllers. Your SteamVR base stations and controllers must be compatible with each other. Read more about compatibility between base stations and controllers.
SteamVR™-compatible controllers To use controllers in Varjo Reality Cloud, you must use SteamVR™ Tracking.

The following controllers are compatible with Varjo Reality Cloud:

  • Vive controllers 2.0 (blue)
  • Vive controllers 1.0 (black)
Varjo Reality Cloud can be used either with or without controllers.

Note that your application may include specific interactions that require a controller.

Headphones Headphones with a 3.5mm audio jack are compatible with Varjo headsets. Some headphones feature a built-in microphone, which will not work in Varjo Reality Cloud.

 

 

 

 

Organizations

As a business customer, you 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

As a business customer, you have access to our full product range.

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Individuals

Private customers can order Aero through our webstore.