1 Supported Video Cards include 1) Dedicated Video Card such as NVIDIA or AMD gaming card or 2) Intel Integrated Graphics 4th Generation or newer.
2 Internet access required for installation, license authentication, deactivation and video & library catalog access. Internet access for license authentication is required once every 14 days.
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If you are thinking about purchasing a new computer to run Chief Architect, here are some things to keep in mind while shopping around:
Gaming cards are best suited to handle renderings in Chief Architect. A mid-range gaming card with more than 4 GB of dedicated onboard memory can improve your 3D rendering and response times.
If you plan to run a virtual reality headset, make sure to verify the system requirements from your VR headset manufacturer.
Ray Traces and some artistic rendering techniques (watercolor, painting) are performed by your system CPU, not your video card. The number of processor cores available is the most important factor in improving the speed of ray tracing and artistic rendering. Memory and CPU speed are also factors that can contribute to improved performance. A multi-core system, such as a system that uses a quad-core i7 processor, would be a good choice.
Chief Architect's tabbed window interface allows you to take full advantage of multiple monitors to expand your workspace and increase productivity. When adding monitors, make sure that your graphics card supports multiple monitors.