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What are the PC Requirements for the uScopeGX?
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Information in this article applies to:

  • uScopeGX (All Models)
  • uScope Navigator V4.0 and Later

Article ID: GXA1023 — Created: 29 Mar 2017 — Reviewed: 31 Mar 2018

Question

What are the PC requirements for the uScopeGX?

Answer

The uScope Navigator software is a Windows application that requires one of the following:

  • Microsoft® Windows 7 (64-bit),
  • Microsoft® Windows 8 or 8.1 (64-bit),
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 (64-bit).

In general, the PC used to run the uScope Navigator software must have the following capabilities:

  • At least 8GB RAM (16GB recommended).
  • At least 20GB of available hard-disk space, 100GB or more is recommended depending on your imaging needs.
  • A high-performance SSD (Solid State Drive) is highly recommended for image storage.
  • 1920×1080 or higher resolution monitor.
  • Mouse or another pointing device.
  • Several available USB ports.

Processor Recommendation

We have found that Intel CPUs that are multi-core with hyper-threading work quite well since the software can take advantage of multiple execution threads. We have had good luck with the Intel Core i7-4790K.

Refer to https://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html for CPU benchmark comparisons.

Video Card Recommendation

If you wish to use the software with a 4K monitor, we strongly recommend a high-performance video card like the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080.

Disk Drive Recommendation

Our test computers are outfitted with solid state drives (SSDs) which significantly improve the disk read/write performance. We have had very good luck with the Samsung 850 Pro SSD.

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