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 TypeMinimum
RAM
Graphic CardWindows OSPyramix MassCoreOvation MassCoreVCube LE/XE/SE
Asrock
Z490 Pro4 **
1.50i5-10400 (2.9GHz)
i7-10700 (2.9GHz)
i9-10900 (2.8GHz)
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 TypeMinimum
RAM
Graphic CardWindows OSPyramix NativeOvation NativeVCube LE/XE/SE
Asrock
Z490 Pro4 **
1.50i5-10400 (2.9GHz)
i7-10700 (2.9GHz)
i9-10900 (2.8GHz)
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

Accessory Hardware(as of Pyramix 12)

Graphic cards

NVidia Graphic Cards tested (as of Pyramix 12)

ATI Fire Pro Cards Tested (Legacy)

See the Graphic cards recommendations page for details.

Video Cards

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

VCube Validated Video Cards


* 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

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