System Requirements

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Minimum System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems
Optimal Computer Specifications
Guidelines
Setting The Graphics Processor
Using NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Cards

 

 

Minimum System Requirements

2.0 GHz dual-core CPU
OpenGL 2.1 graphics card [NVIDIA recommended]
2 GB RAM
1 GB free harddisk space
1280 x 768 screen resolution
Network card
Sound card
USB 2.0
 
Optimal system specifications will often be higher.
See Guidelines

 

 

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows 10
 
64 bit only.
Please keep the system, drivers, and updates up to date.

 

 

Optimal Computer Specifications

While MADRIX 5 will run under the minimum system requirements described above, the optimal system specifications will vary greatly depending on your usage. The performance of the MADRIX 5 Software on your computer system will depend mainly on these factors:

Pixel resolution [2D], voxel resolution [3D], and total Matrix Size.
Type of output [DVI output usually requires more performance. DVI-based output allows to put out a higher number of pixels.]
MADRIX Effects in use and their individual settings [Different effects in MADRIX 5 require different performance. For example, SCE Fluid, SCE Metaballs, and SCE Plasma are among the effects that require the most performance.]
Number of Layers in use per Storage Place.
Number of Storage Places in use [1 or 2] and render mixing via the Crossfader.
Map Settings [The Matrix Size, and thus the pixel resolution on which effects are rendered, can easily scaled up to twice the size, for example. This will increase the performance requirements of an effect considerably.]
Previews used in 3D Mode [3D Mode requires considerably more performance of the graphics card than 2D Mode does.]

The more pixels/voxels, Layers, and Storage Places are used, the more computer performance is required. If you aren’t sure if your configuration is sufficient, use the MADRIX 5 Software in demo mode to test the software prior to purchase.

 

 

Guidelines

Important Information

General

Pay attention to the minimum system requirements.
Necessary input devices, output devices, and accessories are generally required, but not listed separately.
[For example, this includes computer mouse, keyboard, monitor, and cables.]

 

MADRIX 5 generally runs on notebooks/laptops as well as desktop computers.
Desktop computers are recommended since their desktop-grade components usually provide more performance and better component cooling.
The recommended specifications can usually be found in so-called 'Gaming PCs' or 'Workstations' should you prefer to acquire a pre-configured system.
The more performance the system provides, the better.

CPU [Main Processor]

Choose components of the two latest product generations.
[Older generations are usually not recommended.]
Pay special attention to the details of product names and product descriptions!
Unobtrusive abbreviations can make an enormous difference towards the provided performance.
[This refers to single letters or product line suffixes, such as K, HK, T, U, Y, to determine more powerful desktop editions or weaker mobile editions.]
The base frequency of the CPU is very important.
A CPU with fewer threads and a higher base frequency might outperform a CPU with more threads and a much lower base frequency per thread.

Memory [RAM]

Using external media and using a lot of it in layers will use a lot of RAM [such as video files in HD resolution, Full-HD resolution, or higher].
As such, a lot of RAM may be required. Opt for at least 8 GB or better 16GB / 32 GB.
Choose the highest memory frequency that your CPU/mainboard officially supports.
Choose high RAM speeds in order to achieve the high access and load times [CAS/CL timings].
Load your mainboard with the number of memory sticks required for the highest bandwidth [such as, dual-channel, triple-channel, or quad-channel configurations].

Storage

Solid-state drives [SSD and NVMe M.2] allow you to quickly load files by providing very high read speeds [especially for image files and video files].

Network Card

Network-based communication protocols require a network card.
Large projects with hundreds of DMX universes over Art-Net or Streaming ACN require special attention to Ethernet network components. Recommendations include:
- High-quality network components [adapters, managed switches, cables, etc.]
- 1 GBit/s
- A quality server network card [on-board adapters are not recommended]
- You may share the data load/network traffic across several network cards [in case of Art-Net, for example].

GPU [Graphics Card]

Choose components of the two latest product generations.
[Older generations are usually not recommended.]
When using DVI output, you might require a graphics card with at least 2 monitor outputs to
- A] drive the monitor,
- B] connect to the LED controller/video processor,
- C] connect possibly even more devices.
An OpenGL 2.1, dedicated, high-performance, gaming graphics card is recommended
[an integrated/shared graphics processing unit is not recommended].
When using an NVIDIA Quadro graphics card, it is necessary to change the driver settings for optimal performance.
Learn more Using NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Cards

2D And 3D

When using 2D fixtures with a high pixel resolution as well as 3D fixtures in one, single Patch, the system requirements can extremely increase.
Please contact inoage/MADRIX for more information!

Misc.

Make sure to check »PC Power Management
Make sure to follow »Tips [Microsoft Windows / Networks / USB]
 
Error and omissions excepted.

 

Contact

Please contact us if you need more information. »Imprint And Copyright

 

CPU Guidelines

The following guidelines and examples can help assess the required computer performance of your project.
To evaluate the required performance for your needs, it is recommended to test the software on the computer system beforehand.
Please take all important information as provided above into consideration.
We cannot provide a guarantee that your requirements are met by the recommendations given below as they can drastically vary depending on each individual scenario.

 

Utilized Total Number Of Voxels
[Matrix Size In X x Y x Z]

Number Of Effect Layers

Minimum Required CPU Performance

Graphics Card

Threads

Base Frequency Per Thread

 

 

 

 

 

4,096

2

2

2.0 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

4,096

4

4

2.0 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

4,096

8

4

2.0 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

 

 

 

 

 

16,384

2

4

3.2 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

16,384

4

8

3.5 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

16,384

8

8

3.5 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

 

 

 

 

 

262,144

2

8

3.5 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

262,144

4

12

3.2 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

262,144

8

12

3.2 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

 

 

 

 

 

1,048,876

2

16

3.6 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

1,048,876

4

16

3.6 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

1,048,876

8

24

3.6 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

 

 

 

 

 

2,097,152

2

32

3.2 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

2,097,152

4

32

3.2 GHz

Dedicated GPU

[NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series recommended]

 

 

Setting The Graphics Processor

Choosing High Performance

When using a computer that offer two graphics cards, it is recommended to choose the high-performance graphics processor. This is especially the case for laptops/notebooks, which often provide a dedicated video processor as well as an integrated graphics card.
[This option is not available when only one graphics card is being used.]

Right Mouse Click on the Application Icon > Run with graphics processor > High-performance processor

 

Selecting The Default Graphics Processor

If the default graphics processor is set to the integrated graphics card, you can choose to select your high-performance graphics card as the default option. The step-by-step instructions below refer to drivers for NVIDIA graphics cards.

In Windows 10, go to Desktop > Right Mouse Click > NVIDIA Control Panel > 3D Settings > Manage 3D settings > Program Settings > 1. Select a program to customize > Add > Choose MADRIX 5 > Click Add Select Program > 2. Select the preferred graphics processor for this program: > Choose High-performance processor > Click Apply

 

 

Using NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Cards

When using an NVIDIA Quadro graphics card, please set up the following settings:

In Windows 10, go to Desktop > Right Mouse Click > NVIDIA Control Panel > 3D Settings > Manage 3D settings > Global Settings > Global presets: > Choose Workstation App - Dynamic Streaming > Click Restore > Click Apply

 

MADRIX 5 will show a message to you on the first start should you not have activated the preset yet.

 

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