» System Recommendations
This site relies heavily on Javascript. You should enable it if you want the full experience. Learn more.

System Recommendations

Russian | Italian

Software

vvvv has been seen running on

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP 32/64 bit
  • Windows Vista 32/64 bit
  • Windows 7 32/64 bit
  • Windows 8 32/64 bit
  • Windows 10 32/64bit
  • on Apple Hardware via Bootcamp

If for some reason you have to run the 32bit version of vvvv you can still increase possible memory usage to more than 2GB (which is the default for 32bit software). With a little modification to the executable possible memory usage increases as follows:

  • <3GB on 32bit versions of Windows
  • <4GB on 64bit versions of Windows

So if you have large memory demands (e.g. large number of textures) and need to run the 32bit version of vvvv still choose a 64bit version of Windows.

Here is a little tool by FordGT90Concept that conveniently allows you to make the necessary modification to vvvv.exe. While the tool is quite self-explanatory there are some vital instructions for further steps needed if running on a 32bit system (scroll down to Instructions for allowing applications to use more RAM in 32-bit operating systems).

Hardware

Beware of laptops with an Nvidia/Optimus graphiccard if you want to do DX9 rendering. There is a long history of troubles using those, see this thread.

Low Demands - Minimum Requirements

PC (Windows)

  • 500MHz Pentium III
  • Geforce/Radeon Class Graphics Card
  • Three-button mouse
  • Latest DirectX 9c

MAC (Intel with Windows)

*
*
*
*

Beginner demands - 2 Heads

PC (Windows)

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (65nm / 1066 Mhz)
  • Mainboard with nForce / Intel Chipset
  • DDR2 2 Go RAM PC6400
  • Geforce/Radeon Class Graphics Card
  • Power : +/- 500 W
  • Three-button mouse
  • Latest DirectX 9c

MAC (Intel with Windows)

*
*
*
*

Moderate demands - 2 Heads to 4 Heads

PC (Windows)

  • Core 2 Duo/Quad (65 nm or 45 nm)
  • Mainboard with nForce /Intel Chipset
  • DDR2 2 Go RAM PC6400
  • Geforce serie 7xxx 8xxx 9xxx
  • Power : +/- 550 W
  • Three-button mouse
  • Latest DirectX 9c

MAC (Intel with Windows)

*
*
*
*

Absolute High End - State of the Art - 2 Heads to 8 Heads

PC (Windows)

  • Intel® Core™ i7/ i5
  • Mainboard Intel Chipset
  • DDR3 3 Go RAM / 6 Go RAM
  • Geforce serie 9xxx, 2xx, 4xx
  • Power : +/- 700 W to 1000 W
  • Three-button mouse
  • Latest DirectX 9c

Note : that the Core i7 chipset manages the RAM with triple channel technology

MAC (Intel with Windows)

*
*
*
*

General Recommendations

Keep in mind that all components are important.
Try to choose a steel case (not aluminium)
Think about In and Out air stream and case space for a nice global cooling.
Think about a good CPU cooling solution even without overclocking. Intel ones are pretty bad.
Think about Raid system with Sata or SSD disk for high disk performances.

Contact for questions

anonymous user login

Shoutbox

~8h ago

mrboni: As if by magic :)

~10h ago

joreg: @StiX supa blog, thanks, keep'em coming!

~11h ago

joreg: @mediadog please elaborate in the forum..

~11h ago

tmp: @mrboni yes if you can wait one or two more weeks

~13h ago

mrboni: did a dx11 buffer renderer ever appear that allows to render to multiple buffers?

~13h ago

mediadog: So with 50beta*, did .csproj path define change from $(VVVV45)? Can there be just $(VVVV) that won't?

~14h ago

david: patchers, vl nerds, coders wanted. write us.. http://nsynk.de/jobs

~23h ago

StiX: https://medium.com/@borisvitzek/animation-workflow-and-rendering-in-vvvv-4ad2550b97c#.fycjkxjff blog about my animation rendering workflow in vvvv! feat. emehshe, vaudio, noodles, ...

~1d ago