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Hardware requirements for running GibbsCAM


System Requirements

For version 11+

Updated 19 Aug 2017


The system supports all monitors capable of running at a resolution of 800x600 or higher. The GibbsCAM window is dynamically resizable from approximately 640x525 to the highest resolution your monitor will support.  Please be aware that with monitors running higher monitor resolutions you will need more RAM to support solids and Cut Part Rendering as well as a better video card.  Recommended and actual requirements do not have a definite value.  Your requirements will vary depending on the complexity of the part you are working with.  If you use only the basic Mill or Lathe modules the minimum requirements shown below are quite adequate.  We recommend Keeping Windows fully up to date with all service packs and updates as they are released.

Laptops - If you are considering the purchase of a laptop for use with GibbsCAM please call technical support at 800-654-9399 Most modern laptops come with dual video cards which can cause stability problems. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

Support for the following CPUs was dropped with the release of GibbsCAM v9.5:

Intel Pentium II and Pentium III

Intel Celeron processors <= 1.3Ghz

AMD Athlon and Athlon XP

AMD Duron and Sempron (32-bit)

 

Core Requirements

If you are running very complex parts or toolpath you may require higher specifications

Minimum Requirements
  • Windows 2008 Server, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10  (with all available Windows updates)
  • Intel Pentium 4 or newer (including Celeron 1.7Ghz (or higher) and Xeon, Pentium M, Core, Core 2, and Core i5/i7) AMD Athlon 64 or newer (including Sempron 64, Turion 64, and Phenom)
  • 1GB RAM with a minimum of 64 MB not in use by other applications
  • A quality Nvidia or AMD (ATI) 3D accelerated video card with the latest drivers installed
  • 512MB of available hard drive space (for virtual memory usage and temporary file storage)

Recommended System Configuration
  • Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 (with all available Windows updates)
  • Intel Pentium Core 2, and Core i5/i7) AMD Athlon 64 or newer (including Turion 64, and Phenom)
  • 4GB RAM with a minimum of 256 MB not in use by other applications
  • A quality Nvidia or AMD (ATI) 3D accelerated video card with the latest drivers installed
  • 1GB of available hard drive space (for virtual memory usage and temporary file storage)

 
Optimal System Configuration (for complex 3D parts)

  • Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 (with all available Windows updates)
  • Intel Pentium Core i5/i7
  • 8GB RAM (16GB or more is recommended for very complex parts)
  • A quality Nvidia or AMD (ATI) 3D accelerated video card with the latest drivers installed
  • 1GB of available hard drive space (for virtual memory usage and temporary file storage)

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