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IMPORTANT NOTES : 

  • Windows 10 versions
    Windows 10 May 2020 (2004) : Currently not compatible for MassCore systems.  Under test for Native systems.
    Windows 10 November 2019 (1909) Pyramix 12.0.5 - Ovation - VCube 8.1.5 and above required. Previous versions will not work.
    Windows 10 May 2019 (1903) Pyramix 12.0.5 - Ovation - VCube 8.1.5 and above required. Previous versions will not work.
    For previous Windows 10 versions, please see 
    the Supported Operating Systems page for details.
  • Windows 8/8.1
    Windows 8/8.1 is not compatible.
  • Windows Updates
    Merging highly recommends you defer Windows updatesSee here for details on how to defer updates
  • CPUs
    Since Pyramix v12/ Ovation v8, CPUs prior to 4th generation Intel Core Processors (i5 or i7 4XXX) are no longer supported.
    The applications will not launch on previous CPU generation.
  • MASSCORE USERS: 
    Meltdown & Spectre Windows updates are currently only compatible with Pyramix 11.0.6/Ovation 7.0.6 in MassCore mode.

    If you have installed such update, please upgrade your Pyramix /Ovation (or uninstall this update, please see this page for further details)
    Zombieload Windows updates are currently only compatible with Pyramix 11.1.6/Ovation 7.1.6 in MassCore mode.
    If you have installed such update, please upgrade your Pyramix /Ovation (or uninstall this update, please see this page for further details)

PYRAMIX 25th / OVATION 9 / VCUBE 9 - VALIDATED HARDWARE COMBINATIONS


MassCore Systems

MotherboardBIOSCPURAM TypeRecommended
RAM
Graphic CardWindows OSPyramix MassCoreOvation MassCoreVCube LE/XE/SE
Asrock
Z490 Pro4 **
1.50i5-10400 (2.9GHz)
i7-10700 (2.9GHz)
DDR48 GBNVidia GT1030/730
NVidia Quadro P620
Windows 10 X64**Elements / Pro / Premium
Elements / Pro / Premium1080 / 4k
Asrock
Z390MPro4 **
4.10i5-8400(2.8GHz)
i5-9400/9400F(2.9GHz)
i7-8700(3.2GHz)
i7-9700/9700F(3.0GHz)
DDR48 GBNVidia GT1030/730
NVidia Quadro P620
Windows 10 X64**Elements / Pro / PremiumElements / Pro / Premium1080 / 4k
Asrock
Z390Pro4 **
4.20i5-8400(2.8GHz)
i5-9400/9400F(2.9GHz)
i7-8700(3.2GHz)

i7-8700k(3.7GHz)
i7-9700/9700F(3.0GHz)
i7-9700K(3.6GHz)
i9-9900k(3.6GHz)
DDR48 GBNVidia GT1030/730
NVidia Quadro P620
Windows 10 X64**Elements / Pro / PremiumElements / Pro / Premium1080 / 4k
Asrock
Z370MPro4 **
3.10i5-9400/9400F(2.9GHz)
i7-8700(3.2GHz)
DDR48 GBNVidia GT1030/730
NVidia Quadro P620
Windows 10 X64**Elements / Pro / PremiumElements / Pro / Premium1080 / 4k
Asrock
Z370 Pro4 **
3.10i5-9400/9400F(2.9GHz)
i7-8700(3.2GHz)

i7-8700k(3.7GHz)
i7-9700/9700F(3.0GHz)
i7-9700K(3.6GHz)
DDR48 GBNVidia GT1030/730
NVidia Quadro P620
Windows 10 X64**Elements / Pro / PremiumElements / Pro / Premium1080 / 4k

* Pyramix 10.1 or above required   ** Pyramix 11 or above required for Windows 10

Installation guides are available Validated hardware installation guides

Native Systems

MotherboardBIOSCPURAM TypeRecommended
RAM
Graphic CardWindows OSPyramix NativeOvation NativeVCube LE/XE/SE
Asrock
Z490 Pro4 **
1.50i5-10400 (2.9GHz)
i7-10700 (2.9GHz)
DDR48 GBNVidia GT1030/730
NVidia Quadro P620
Windows 10 X64**Elements / Pro / PremiumElements / Pro / Premium1080 / 4k
Asrock
Z390MPro4 **
4.10i5-8400(2.8GHz)
i5-9400(2.9GHz)
i7-8700(3.2GHz)
i7-9700(3.0GHz)
DDR48 GBATI FirePro
NVidia GT1030/730
NVidia Quadro P620
Windows 10 X64**Elements / Pro / PremiumElements / Pro / Premium1080 / 4k
Asrock
Z390Pro4 **
4.20i5-8400(2.8GHz)
i5-9400(2.9GHz)
i7-8700(3.2GHz)
i7-8700k(3.7GHz)
i7-9700K(3.6GHz)
i9-9900k(3.6GHz)
DDR48 GBATI FirePro
NVidia GT1030/730
NVidia Quadro P620
Windows 10 X64**Elements / Pro / PremiumElements / Pro / Premium1080 / 4k
Asrock
Z370MPro4 **
3.10i5-9400(2.9GHz)
i7-8700(3.2GHz)
DDR48 GBATI FirePro
NVidia GT1030/730
NVidia Quadro P620
Windows 10 X64**Elements / Pro / PremiumElements / Pro / Premium1080 / 4k
Asrock
Z370 Pro4 **
3.10i5-9400(2.9GHz)
i7-8700k(3.7GHz)
i7-9700K(3.6GHz)
DDR48 GBATI FirePro
NVidia GT1030/730
NVidia Quadro P620
Windows 10 X64**Elements / Pro / PremiumElements / Pro / Premium1080 / 4k

** Pyramix 11 or above required for Windows 10

Installation guides are available Validated hardware installation guides

Additional Notes

  • Windows Operating System : Latest MassCore engine (Pyramix 11.x & Ovation 7.x) required for Windows 10 compatibility
    Not compatible with Windows 8.1.
    See the 
    Supported Operating Systems page for further details.
  • Since PMX V11/ Ovation V7, MassCore users running a RAID configuration must use a dedicated RTX dongle (SSK-HUD-RTX) to authorize MassCore.
    This issue only affects the system (Windows ) RAID drives, if you have RAID Data drives, a dedicated dongle is not required.
  • MassCore 10.1 (or above) engine required for Intel Skylake (or above) CPU compatibility
  • Since Pyramix v11, a dedicated garphic card is recommended, especially for Video in Timeline features or PyraCube computers.
  • Pyramix Video in Timeline features require a dedicated graphic card, see below for specific model details.
  • Only 1 video is recommended in DXD or DSD Projects
  • In Native – RAVENNA ASIO Driver : 256 samples buffer size recommended when playback video in Pyramix Timeline.
  • Laptop users must set their Windows Power Scheme to High Performance (or Ultimate Performance since Windows 10 Spring Creator)
  • Windows 7 users should not be running the Windows Classic theme. Follow the recommended Visual Effects settings in our Windows 7 configuration guide.
  • Important Note: Nvidia graphic cards are SUPPORTED for MassCore use since Pyramix 11 / Ovation 7 / VCube 7, but not with previous versions (ATI recommended in that case)

Accessory Hardware(as of Pyramix 12)

Graphic cards

NVidia Graphic Cards tested (as of Pyramix 12)

  • GT730 (Fanless - 2 Displays)
  • GTX750 (2 Displays)
  • GT1030 (Fanless - 2 Displays)
  • Quadro P620 (4 Displays- mini DP)

ATI Fire Pro Cards Tested (Legacy)

  • FirePro 2270 (Legacy) (2 Displays)
  • FirePro 2460 (4 Displays -  mini DP)
  • FirePro W4100 (4 Displays - Windows 10 performance issues on  MassCore platform - only use such graphic card with Windows 7 SP1.)

See the Graphic cards recommendations page for details.

Video Cards

Validated Video Cards for Pyramix Video in Timeline (as of Pyramix 12)

  • Black Magic Design Decklink MiniMonitor*
  • Black Magic Design Decklink SDI 4K**
  • Black Magic Design Decklink Studio 4K**

VCube Validated Video Cards

  • AJA KONA Lhi(Windows 7 only)
  • Black Magic Design Decklink MiniMonitor (PyraCube Only***)
  • Black Magic Design Decklink MiniRecorder
  • Black Magic Design Decklink SDI 4K
  • Black Magic Design Decklink Studio 4K


* The DeckLink MiniMonitor has no Video reference to ensure genlock, if in use drifting over time is a possibility.
** For Pyramix or PyraCube (both on the same system) Merging recommends the Decklink SDI 4K or Decklink Studio 4K to ensure genlock and sample accuracy (Masscore/Video Ref) or frame accuracy (Native/Audio & Video Ref).
*** Video reference not available so not appropriate for standalone VCube systems.


Additional Minimum Requirements

  • Display resolution minimum 1280 x 1024 / 1920 x 1080 recommended
  • SATA 2 / SATA 3 / RAID HD  for Audio Storage
  • 3 button mouse
  • SATA or SSD System Hard Disk

Optical Drives Recommendations

As of today, all drives conforming to MMC standard should work with DiscWrite / Pyramix. This represents about 99.99% of all currently manufactured optical units. We currently recommend TEAC DV-W5600 range of burners.


Legacy Hardware/Software Recommendations

For information on pc configurations for legacy software, please see the Legacy Hardware page


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