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Artec Studio 12: System Requirements

This article will assist you in selecting the optimal hardware for your 3D scanning and post-processing needs for Artec Studio 12. A list of general hardware and software requirements can be found further below.

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (x64)
  • Artec Studio can be installed on Apple computers
    by using Boot Camp (MacOS is not supported)



Important note: USB 3.1 compatibility is not guaranteed, please use Artec USB Kit

  • min. Intel Core i5 (76xx and later)
  • Intel Core i7
  • Intel Core i9

AMD Ryzen, Threadripper, and Intel Xeon CPUs not supported

  • min. 12 GB for Artec Eva
  • min. 18 GB for Artec Spider

HD mode for Artec Eva and Artec Leo (available in Artec Studio 15.1 and higher)

Graphics/video cards

NVIDIA or AMD card which meets the following requirements:

  • At least 1 GB of video memory (2 GB or more are strongly recommended.)
  • NVIDIA GeForce cards are supported starting from the 400 series. Recommended cards are of the 760 series and higher.
  • NVIDIA Quadro P series cards/ NVIDIA Quadro M series cards are supported
  • NVIDIA Quadro laptop cards are supported starting from the К4100М card and higher. Older Quadro cards like the 1100M or 2100M are not supported.

Recommended NVIDIA drivers:














Intel GPU cards:

  • Intel video cards of the 4600 series and higher are supported. The real-time fusion scanning mode is also compatible with these cards.
  • Intel cards of any series older than 4600 are not supported.
  • The texture mapping algorithm will perform slower on Intel cards (compared to NVIDIA or AMD cards).
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (integrated with the G7 series processors) is not supported at this time.
  •  texture mapping algorithm is not supported.


Important note: NVIDIA GeForce drivers ver. 372.90, 378.49, 378.66, 378.89 and 418.81 are not compatible with Artec Studio and might cause issues. Always use the certified driver version.

Not supported:

  • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS, any 32-bit OS (32-bit operating systems are no longer supported starting from Artec Studio 9.2), Windows 11
  • Virtual Environments (Windows OS installed inside a Virtual Machine) are not supported
  • Graphics/video cards: AMD FirePro M6100 Fire GL V, Intel HD 4600
  • CPUs: Intel Core i7 8550U, Intel Core i5 8350U, Intel Core i7-1065G7 with integrated graphics


In case you experience any issues with your Artec 3D scanner or require technical assistance with your device or Artec Studio, in the first instance please contact your local Artec dealer/distributor directly. You can also contact the Artec Support Team by clicking on "Submit a request" button on the bottom right part of the screen or by emailing

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