This topic includes:
▪Microsoft Windows 10
▪Microsoft Windows 11
▪64 bit only
▪Please keep the system, drivers, and updates up to date.
▪MADRIX 5 is Windows-based.
Optimal Specifications Will Often Be Higher:
▪2.0 GHz dual-core CPU
▪OpenGL 2.1 graphics card
▪2 GB RAM
▪1 GB free harddisk space
▪1280 x 768 screen resolution
Additional Minimum Requirements For Windows 11:
▪4 GB RAM
▪DirectX12 graphics card with WDDM 2.0 driver [incl. OpenGL 2.1]
▪UEFI incl. Secure Boot
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.
▪Pay attention to the minimum system requirements.
▪Necessary input devices, output devices, and accessories are generally required, but not listed separately.
▪MADRIX 5 generally runs on notebooks/laptops as well as desktop computers.
▪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.
▪Pay special attention to the details of product names and product descriptions!
▪The base frequency of the CPU is very important.
▪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].
▪Choose the latest technology [DDR5].
▪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].
▪Solid-state drives [SATA SSD and NVMe M.2 SSD] allow you to quickly load files by providing very high read speeds [especially for image files and video files].
▪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:
GPU [Graphics Card]
▪Choose components of the two latest product generations.
▪When using DVI output, you might require a graphics card with at least 2 monitor outputs to
▪An OpenGL 2.1, dedicated, high-performance, gaming graphics card is recommended
▪When using an NVIDIA workstation graphics card, it is necessary to change the driver settings for optimal performance.
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.
▪Make sure to check »PC Power Management
▪Make sure to follow »Tips [Microsoft Windows / Networks / USB]
▪Error and omissions excepted.
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▪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.
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.
▪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 should 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
You can set the default graphics processor in the Windows operating system. If the default graphics processor is set to the integrated graphics card, you should select your high-performance graphics card as the default option.
▪1] In Windows 10, go to Start > Settings > System > Display > Graphics Settings
▪2] Choose an app to set preference > Desktop App
▪3] Click Browse and navigate to the installation directory. By default C:\Program Files\MADRIX5
▪4] Select MADRIX.exe and confirm with Add
▪5] Select MADRIX - Lighting Control and click Options
▪6] Choose High performance in Graphics preference and confirm with Save
When using an NVIDIA Quadro/RTX AXXXX 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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