PC Configuration Guide

This article will assist you in selecting the optimal computer for your 3D scanning and processing needs. What role each specific component plays in the scanning process, and what specific requirements the EXScan software has for these components (RAM, CPU, GPU) in different scanning scenarios, are described in detail below as well as how to view the various parameters mentioned in this article that you can easily view this information.


  • General Requirements:
ModelOperating SystemProcessorMemoryGraphics CardVideo MemoryUSB Port
EinScan SEWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Intel i5-6200U8 GBGTX 6602 GB2.0 
EinScan SPWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Intel i5-6200U8 GBGTX 6602 GB2.0 
EinScan HWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Intel i7-870016 GBGTX 10804 GB3.0 
EinScan HXWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Intel i7-870016 GBGTX 10804 GB3.0 
EinScan Pro 2X 2020Windows 10 ( 64-bit)Intel i7-870016 GBGTX 10804 GB3.0 
EinScan Pro HDWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Intel i7-870016 GBGTX 10804 GB3.0 
TranScan CWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Intel i7-870016 GBGTX 10804 GB3.0 
EinStarWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Intel i7-7700H16 GBGTX 10504 GB2.0 

  • Most of our customers are using:
ModelOperating SystemProcessorMemoryGraphics CardVideo MemoryUSB Port
EinScan SEWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Intel i5-8250URyzen 7 3700X16 GBGTX 10502 GB2.0 
EinScan SPWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Intel i5-8250URyzen 7 3700X16 GBGTX 10502 GB2.0 
EinScan HWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Windows 11 ( 64-bit)Intel i7-10870HAMD Ryzen 9 5900HX32 GBRTX 20606 GB3.0 
EinScan HXWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Windows 11 ( 64-bit)Intel i7-10870HAMD Ryzen 9 5900HX32 GBRTX 20606 GB3.0 
EinScan Pro 2X 2020Windows 10 ( 64-bit)Windows 11 ( 64-bit)Intel i7-9750HAMD Ryzen 7 4800H32 GBRTX 20606 GB3.0 
EinScan Pro HDWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Windows 11 ( 64-bit)Intel i7-9750HAMD Ryzen 7 4800H32 GBRTX 20606 GB3.0 
TranScan CWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Windows 11 ( 64-bit)Intel i7-10870HAMD Ryzen 9 5900HX32 GBRTX 20606 GB3.0 
EinStarWindows 10 ( 64-bit)Windows 11 ( 64-bit)Intel i7-11800HAMD Ryzen 9 5900HX32 GBGTX 10606 GB2.0 

  • Operating System
    • What we have tested:
      • Windows 10, 11 are compatible with EXScan Pro V3.7 and later, EXScan HX V1.3 and later, EXScan C V1.4 and later
      • EXScan S series, EXScan H are compatible with windows 10
    • Feedback from our customers
      • EXScan S series, EXScan H are running OK with windows 11

  • CPU
    • Intel processors are compatible with EXScan, the minimum requirement would be Intel Core i7-8700
    • Intel Xeon processors are not recommended, EXScan software will take the advantage of high frequency rather than multiple cores, we recommend using the Intel Core series.
    • AMD CPUs listed below were reported by our customers that are compatible with EXScan and not all AMD CPUs are guaranteed to work with EXScan
      • Ryzen 9 5900HX
      • Ryzen 7 5800H
      • Ryzen 7 4800H
      • Ryzen 7 3700X
    • CPU benchmark tests for all CPUs can be found here. CPUs ranked higher on the list have better performance. (https://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html)

  • RAM
    • RAM is used to store scan data during the scanning process, and it is necessary to check the RMA usage during the scanning process
    • RMA usage is closely related to the number of points generated during scanning. When the higher resolution is selected, the more points are generated during scanning and the more RAM will be used
    • When doing non-texture scanning, the relationship between RAM size and the number of points generated is as follows: 32GB RAM can scan and generate approximately 24 mega points.

  • GPU
    • Recommend using Nvidia RTX/ GTX series
    • AMD graphics cards are not supported as EXScan will take advantage of CUDA technology from Nvidia.
    • GPU contributes significantly to the handheld scanner's auto-tracking function and texture mapping during mesh.
    • Handheld scanner auto-tracking driven by Nvidia CUDA, EXScan Pro V3.7, and later, EXScan HX V1.3 and later require the use of CUDA capability value greater than 5, a larger video memory can bring a better scanning experience.
    • Minimum 960 CUDA cores are required by desktop scanners, and a minimum of 1280 CUDA cores are required by handheld scanners.
    • CUDA driver version should be up to 10.2 or later.
    • GPU benchmark tests for all GPUs can be found here. GPUs ranked higher on the list have better performance. (https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html)

  • General Information
    • Laptops should be set to high-performance mode (balance mode may cause texture corruption)
    • How to check your PC configuration in detail
      • Run → cmd → dxdiag
      • You can Save All Infomation and share the file with us.

  • How to check the number of CUDA cores and CUDA version
    • Nvidia control panel → system information
  • How to update your graphic driver
    • Warning prompts up
    • Go to the Nvidia driver site download and install or install Nvidia driver manager


Q: Which GPUs support running CUDA-accelerated applications?

CUDA is a standard feature in all NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro, and Tesla GPUs as well as NVIDIA GRID solutions.  A full list can be found on the CUDA GPUs Page.


Q: What is the "compute capability"?

The compute capability of a GPU determines its general specifications and available features. For a details, see the Compute Capabilities section in the CUDA C Programming Guide.


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