Qualified PC Specifications

Gain peace of mind and guarantee your software performs to specification by using RT Software qualified and supplied PCs and components.  Whilst many customers prefer the benefits of a “one stop shop” and buy their hardware from RT Software, we know in some regions that doesn’t add up so are happy to assist you buying locally.  However, as hardware is continually evolving if you are buying locally please send details of your intended purchase to us for verification (support@rtsw.co.uk).  Failure to do so may invalidate or make difficult your support.

Below is a list of recommended standard hardware configurations and video i/o cards for each RT Software product. This is not a definitive list of all supported hardware, we support all AJA video cards and also a variety of different workstations. If your requirements are not met by the standard configurations listed below, please contact RT Software to discuss your exact requirements and receive a recommended configuration list.

Broadly speaking we require a mid-level or higher PC typically with a Windows environment, a decent nVidia GPU and AJA video card if video i/o is required. Top end graphics laptops with Thunderbolt can be used for live HD graphics. The following is a useful guide for hardware but when it comes to rendering graphics it is the complexity of the graphics that dictates hardware requirements, not the application per se.  For additional information about the hardware and video cards that we commonly use, please refer to the Technology Partners page.

tOG is available for the 64-bit versions of the following operating systems:

tOG 4.6.3
Windows 7 SP1 x64 Professional/Ultimate
Windows 10 x64
Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 Standard
Windows Server 2016 x64 Standard

tOG 4.6.2
Windows 7 SP1 x64 Professional/Ultimate
Windows 10 x64
RedHat 5.5 64bit

Tactic
Windows 7 SP1 x64 Professional/Ultimate
Windows 10 x64
OS X 10.11 El Capitan
macOS 10.12  Sierra
macOS 10.13 High Sierra

RT Software projects are 100% compatible across operating systems. Driver availability varies across operating systems. For further information please contact support@rtsw.co.uk

The specification below is for a common supported hardware specification for this product.
Hardware workstations in other configurations and from alternative suppliers are also supported
(see introduction above), please contact RT Software to discuss your exact requirements.

Based on HP z8 Workstation with the following configuration:

HP Z8 G4 WKS
Single Unit (Tower) Packaging
HP Z8 G4 90 1125W Chassis 100V/15A
Windows 10 Pro 64 Workstations Plus UK
Operating System Load to M.2
Intel Xeon 6134 3.2 2666MHz 8C CPU
Intel Xeon 6134 3.2 2666MHz 8C 2nd CPU
48GB (6x8GB) DDR4 2933 DIMM ECC Registered 2CPU Memory
NVIDIA Quadro P5000 16GB (4)DP+DVID GFX
HP Z Turbo Drive M.2 512GB TLC SSD
USB Business Slim Wired Keyboard UK
HP Optical Wired Mouse USB
9.5mm DVD-Writer 1st ODD
Base FIO 4xUSB3 TypeA
HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) for Z
3/3/3 (material/labor/onsite) Warranty EURO
No Adapters Needed
HP Z8 G4 1125W Country Kit UK
HP Z8 Std Cooling Solution 2CPU
HP 5 year Next business day Onsite Workstation Only Hardware Support
Door/dock delivery workstations ZD081AA
HP Consolidated Delivery Service

Suggested Video Card Options:

  • HD/SD – Fill Output OR Fill&Key Outputs & up to 4x inputs (1x AJA Corvid 88)
  • HD: Fill out + 2x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 44)
  • UHD: Fill&Key Out OR Fill out + 1x Input (1x AJA Corvid 88)
  • UHD: Fill&Key Output + 1x Input OR Fill Output + 2x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 88 & 1x AJA Corvid 44)
  • UHD: Fill&Key Outputs + 2x Inputs (2x AJA Corvid 88)
The specification below is for a common supported hardware specification for this product.
Hardware workstations in other configurations and from alternative suppliers are also supported
(see introduction above), please contact RT Software to discuss your exact requirements.

Based on HP z8 Workstation with the following configuration:

HP Z8 G4 WKS
Single Unit (Tower) Packaging
HP Z8 G4 90 1125W Chassis 100V/15A
Windows 10 Pro 64 Workstations Plus UK
Operating System Load to M.2
Intel Xeon 4114 2.2 2400MHz 10C CPU
Intel Xeon 4114 2.2 2400MHz 10C 2nd CPU
48GB (6x8GB) DDR4 2933 DIMM ECC Registered 2CPU Memory
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 8GB GFX
HP Z Turbo Drive M.2 512GB TLC SSD
USB Business Slim Wired Keyboard UK
HP Optical Wired Mouse USB
9.5mm DVD-Writer 1st ODD
Base FIO 4xUSB3 TypeA
HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) for Z
3/3/3 (material/labor/onsite) Warranty EURO
No Adapters Needed
HP Z8 G4 1125W Country Kit UK
HP Z8 Std Cooling Solution 2CPU
HP 5 year Next business day Onsite Workstation Only Hardware Support
Door/dock delivery workstations ZD081AA
HP Consolidated Delivery Service

Suggested Video Card Options:

  • Fill Out + 1x Input (1x AJA Kona-1)
  • 1x Output + 2x Inputs OR Fill&Key output + 2x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 24)
  • Fill Output + 3x Inputs OR Fill&Key Outputs + 2x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 44)
  • Fill&Key outputs + 4x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 88)

 

VideoWall GPU Options (Videowall):

  • 1 x P4000 GPU supports up to 4 screens. Therefore, add a P4000 card for
    each 4 screens in array (up to a maximum of 4 cards).
The specification below is for a common supported hardware specification for this product.
Hardware workstations in other configurations and from alternative suppliers are also supported
(see introduction above), please contact RT Software to discuss your exact requirements.

Based on HP z8 Workstation with the following configuration:

HP Z8 G4 WKS
Single Unit (Tower) Packaging
HP Z8 G4 90 1125W Chassis 100V/15A
Windows 10 Pro 64 Workstations Plus UK
Operating System Load to M.2
Intel Xeon 4114 2.2 2400MHz 10C CPU
Intel Xeon 4114 2.2 2400MHz 10C 2nd CPU
48GB (6x8GB) DDR4 2933 DIMM ECC Registered 2CPU Memory
NVIDIA Quadro P4000 8GB GFX
HP Z Turbo Drive M.2 512GB TLC SSD
USB Business Slim Wired Keyboard UK
HP Optical Wired Mouse USB
9.5mm DVD-Writer 1st ODD
Base FIO 4xUSB3 TypeA
HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) for Z
3/3/3 (material/labor/onsite) Warranty EURO
No Adapters Needed
HP Z8 G4 1125W Country Kit UK
HP Z8 Std Cooling Solution 2CPU
HP 5 year Next business day Onsite Workstation Only Hardware Support
Door/dock delivery workstations ZD081AA
HP Consolidated Delivery Service

Additional requirements is at least one SSD drive per record channel. RT Software recommends the following:

  • Samsung SSD 860 Pro 256Gb.

For external mounting of SSD’s, RT Software recommends the following caddy:

  • IcyDock MB994SP-4S Hot Swap drive bay.

Suggested Video Card Options:

  • Fill Out + 1x Input (1x AJA Kona-1)
  • 1x Output + 2x Inputs OR Fill&Key output + 2x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 24)
  • Fill Output + 3x Inputs OR Fill&Key Outputs + 2x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 44)
  • Fill&Key outputs + 4x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 88)
The specification below is for a common supported hardware specification for this product.
Hardware workstations in other configurations and from alternative suppliers are also supported
(see introduction above), please contact RT Software to discuss your exact requirements.

Based on HP z4 Workstation with the following configuration:

HP Z4 G4 WKS
Single unit (TWR) Packaging
HP Z4 G4 90 750W Chassis
Windows 10 Pro 64 Workstations Plus UK
Operating System Load to M.2
Intel Xeon W-2133 3.6 2666MHz 8.25 6C CPU
32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 2666 DIMM ECC Registered Memory
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 5GB (4)DP GFX
HP Z Turbo Drive M.2 256GB TLC SSD
USB Business Slim Wired Keyboard UK
HP Optical Wired Mouse USB
9.5mm DVD-Writer 1st ODD
Base FIO 4xUSB3 TypeA
HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) for Z
3/3/3 (material/labor/onsite) Warranty EURO
HP Serial Port Adapter
HP Z4 G4 Fan and Front Card Guide Kit
HP DisplayPort to DVI-D Adapter (2-pack)
HP Z4 G4 Country Kit UK
HP Z4 Std CPU Cooling Solution
HP 5 year next business day onsite hardware support Workstation only
Door/dock delivery workstations ZD081AA
HP Consolidated Delivery Service

Suggested Video Card Options (HP or DELL):

  • Fill Out + 1x Input (1x AJA Kona-1)
  • 1x Output + 2x Inputs OR Fill&Key output + 2x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 24)

Suggested Video Card Options (HP only):

  • Fill Output + 3x Inputs OR Fill&Key Outputs + 2x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 44)
  • Fill&Key outputs + 4x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 88)
The specification below is for a common supported hardware specification for the listed products.
Hardware workstations in other configurations and from alternative suppliers are also supported
(see introduction above), please contact RT Software to discuss your exact requirements.

Based on HP z4 Workstation with the following configuration:

HP Z4 G4 WKS
Single unit (TWR) Packaging
HP Z4 G4 90 750W Chassis
Windows 10 Pro 64 Workstations Plus UK
Operating System Load to M.2
Intel Xeon W-2133 3.6 2666MHz 8.25 6C CPU
32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 2666 DIMM ECC Registered Memory
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 5GB (4)DP GFX
HP Z Turbo Drive M.2 512GB TLC SSD
USB Business Slim Wired Keyboard UK
HP Optical Wired Mouse USB
9.5mm DVD-Writer 1st ODD
Base FIO 4xUSB3 TypeA
HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) for Z
3/3/3 (material/labor/onsite) Warranty EURO
HP Serial Port Adapter
HP Z4 G4 Fan and Front Card Guide Kit
HP DisplayPort to DVI-D Adapter (2-pack)
HP Z4 G4 Country Kit UK
HP Z4 Std CPU Cooling Solution
HP 5 year next business day onsite hardware support Workstation only
Door/dock delivery workstations ZD081AA
HP Consolidated Delivery Service

Suggested Video Card Options (HP and DELL):

  • Fill Out + 1x Input (1x AJA Kona-1)
  • 1x Output + 2x Inputs OR Fill&Key output + 2x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 24)

 

Suggested Video Card Options (HP only):

  • Fill Output + 3x Inputs OR Fill&Key Outputs + 2x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 44)
  • Fill&Key outputs + 4x Inputs (1x AJA Corvid 88)
The specification below is for a common supported hardware specification for this product.
Hardware workstations in other configurations and from alternative suppliers are also supported
(see introduction above), please contact RT Software to discuss your exact requirements.

Based on HP z4 Workstation with the following configuration:

HP Z4 G4 WKS
Single unit (TWR) Packaging
HP Z4 G4 90 750W Chassis
Windows 10 Pro 64 Workstations Plus UK
Operating System Load to M.2
Intel Xeon W-2133 3.6 2666MHz 8.25 6C CPU
32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 2666 DIMM ECC Registered Memory
NVIDIA Quadro P5000 16GB (4)DP+DVID GFX
HP Z Turbo Drive M.2 512GB TLC SSD
USB Business Slim Wired Keyboard UK
HP Optical Wired Mouse USB
9.5mm DVD-Writer 1st ODD
Base FIO 4xUSB3 TypeA
HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) for Z
3/3/3 (material/labor/onsite) Warranty EURO
HP Serial Port Adapter
HP Z4 G4 Fan and Front Card Guide Kit
HP DisplayPort to DVI-D Adapter (2-pack)
HP Z4 G4 Country Kit UK
HP Z4 Std CPU Cooling Solution
HP Packaging Tag Service w/SN and MAC1 and MAC2 and UUID details
HP Packaging Tag SN+MAC1+MAC2+UUID SVC
HP 5 year next business day onsite hardware support Workstation only
Door/dock delivery workstations ZD081AA
HP Consolidated Delivery Service

The specification below is for a common supported hardware specification for this product.
Hardware workstations in other configurations and from alternative suppliers are also supported
(see introduction above), please contact RT Software to discuss your exact requirements.

Based on HP z4 Workstation with the following configuration:

HP Z4 G4 WKS
Single unit (TWR) Packaging
HP Z4 G4 90 750W Chassis
Windows 10 Pro 64 Workstations Plus UK
Operating System Load to M.2
Intel Xeon W-2133 3.6 2666MHz 8.25 6C CPU
32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 2666 DIMM ECC Registered Memory
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 5GB (4)DP GFX
HP Z Turbo Drive M.2 512GB TLC SSD
USB Business Slim Wired Keyboard UK
HP Optical Wired Mouse USB
9.5mm DVD-Writer 1st ODD
Base FIO 4xUSB3 TypeA
HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) for Z
3/3/3 (material/labor/onsite) Warranty EURO
HP Serial Port Adapter
HP Z4 G4 Fan and Front Card Guide Kit
HP DisplayPort to DVI-D Adapter (2-pack)
HP Z4 G4 Country Kit UK
HP Z4 Std CPU Cooling Solution
HP 5 year next business day onsite hardware support Workstation only
Door/dock delivery workstations ZD081AA
HP Consolidated Delivery Service

The specifications below are example builds for HP and Dell mobile workstations..
High-end laptops from alternative suppliers may also be suitable.
Please contact RT Software to discuss your exact requirements.

Based on HP IDS i7 G4 Mobile Workstation with the following configuration:

HP IDS i7-8750H 17 G5 Base NB PC
Windows 10 Pro 64 UK
Win10 Driver DVD
NVIDIA Quadro P5200 16GB Graphics
Integrated HD 720p DualAryMic Webcam
17.3 inch FHD (1920×1080) Anti-Glare LED UWVA 300 for HD Webcam ALSensor
32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 2666
512GB PCIe NVMe Three Layer Cell Solid State Drive
Blu-ray R/RE DVD+/-RW SM DL
No Near Field Communication (No NFC)
Intel 9560 ac 2×2 nvP +Bluetooth 5 WW
No WWAN
Fingerprint Sensor
6 Cell 95.6 WHr Long Life
200 Watt Smart PFC Slim AC Adapter
C13 1.0m Tag Premium Power Cord UK
3/3/0 Warranty EURO
DIB No Adobe Software
No vPro AMT supported
MISC Hard Drive Carrier Cage
Country Localization UK
Dual Point Backlit spill-resistant UK
eStar Enable IOPT
Core i7 G8 Label
HP 4 year Next Business Day Onsite Hardware Support for HP Notebooks
HP Deliv SVC Door/Dock NB
HP Consolidated Delivery Service

The specification below is for a common supported hardware specification for the products listed.
Hardware workstations in other configurations and from alternative suppliers are also supported
(see introduction above). Please contact RT Software to discuss your exact requirements.

HP IDS DSC P2000 4GB I7-8750H 15 G5 BASE NB PC
Windows 10 Pro 64 UK
Win10 Driver DVD
No Webcam
15.6 inch FHD (1920×1080) Anti-Glare LED UWVA 220 slim
16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666
512GB PCIe NVMe Three Layer Cell Solid State Drive
No Near Field Communication (No NFC)
Intel 9560 ac 2×2 nvP +Bluetooth 5 WW
No WWAN
Fingerprint Sensor
4 Cell 90 WHr Long Life
150 Watt Smart Slim AC Adapter
C5 1.0m Tag Power Cord UK
3/3/0 Warranty EURO
DIB No Adobe Software
No vPro AMT supported
MISC Hard Drive Carrier Cage
Country Localization UK
Dual Point Backlit spill-resistant Collaboration UK
eStar Enable IOPT
Core i7 G8 Label
HP 4 year Next Business Day Onsite Hardware Support for HP Notebooks
HP Deliv SVC Door/Dock NB
HP Consolidated Delivery Service

Suggested Video Card Options:

If the Laptop is to be entirely file-based, there is no video card required.

However, if video I/O is a requirement, please select a card from the suggestions below:

Video only available via Thunderbolt connection

RT Software’s preferred solution is to use a Sonnet external cage with:

  • Lo-profile Sonnet & 1x AJA Corvid 44 LP OR
  • High Profile Sonnet & 1x AJA Corvid 24 OR
  • High Profile Sonnet & 1x AJA Kona-1

The AJA solution is the ‘Io 4K’ (RTSW Approved)

  • The AJA ‘Io XT’ is not recommended
As an option DataServer can be licensed and configured to provide a graphics preview.
The hardware specified below assumes that DataServer will not be providing a graphics preview.
Should you require a graphics preview (now or in the future) or need advice on alternative hardware please contact RT Software to discuss your exact requirements.

Based on HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 4SFF with the following configuration:

HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 4SFF Configure-to-order Server
HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 4SFF US-English Localization Configure-to-order Server
HPE DL20 Gen9 Intel Pentium G4560 (3.5GHz/2-core/3MB/54W) FIO Processor Kit
HPE 8GB (1x8GB) Single Rank x8 DDR4-2400 CAS-17-17-17 Unbuffered Standard Memory Kit
HPE 1TB SATA 6G Midline 7.2K SFF (2.5in) SC 1yr Wty HDD
HPE DL20 Gen9 PCIe Low Profile Riser FIO Kit
HPE Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 332T Adapter
HP RAID 1 Drive 1 FIO Setting
HPE 900W Standard AC 240VDC Power Input Module FIO Kit
ClearOS 7 FIO Multilingual Software
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard FIO Not Pre-installed en/fr/it/de/es SW
HPE 900W Standard AC 240VDC RPS Power Backplane FIO Kit
HPE DL20 Gen9 Redundant Power Supply Backplane Cable Kit
HP 1U Short Friction Rail Kit
HPE 3Y Foundation Care NBD SVC
HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 Supp

The specification below is for a common supported hardware specification for this product.
Hardware workstations in other configurations and from alternative suppliers are also supported (see introduction above), please contact RT Software to discuss your exact requirements.

HP IDS DSC P2000 4GB I7-8750H 15 G5 BASE NB PC
Windows 10 Pro 64 UK
Win10 Driver DVD
No Webcam
15.6 inch FHD (1920×1080) Anti-Glare LED UWVA 220 slim
16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666
512GB PCIe NVMe Three Layer Cell Solid State Drive
No Near Field Communication (No NFC)
Intel 9560 ac 2×2 nvP +Bluetooth 5 WW
No WWAN
Fingerprint Sensor
4 Cell 90 WHr Long Life
150 Watt Smart Slim AC Adapter
C5 1.0m Tag Power Cord UK
3/3/0 Warranty EURO
DIB No Adobe Software
No vPro AMT supported
MISC Hard Drive Carrier Cage
Country Localization UK
Dual Point Backlit spill-resistant Collaboration UK
eStar Enable IOPT
Core i7 G8 Label
HP 4 year Next Business Day Onsite Hardware Support for HP Notebooks
HP Deliv SVC Door/Dock NB
HP Consolidated Delivery Service

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