System Requirements: Can My Computer Run Optuma?

Author: Optuma Team Last updated: Dec 10, 2021 11:03


Optuma is an advanced software package. To ensure basic performance your computer system must meet the following minimum requirements:

Minimum Requirements

Item Requirement
CPU Intel Pentium 4-HT 2.8 GHz or AMD equivalent
System Memory 4GB RAM
Hard Drive Space 50MB - 1GB (Depending on exchange data used)
Video Card Nvidia Geforce (Series 9xxx or higher) \ ATi Radeon HD (Series 5xxx or higher). Minimum of 1GB of dedicated memory.
Monitor LCD/CRT capable of displaying at 1024 x 768 (wide screen LCD monitors are highly recommended).
Internet Connection Fixed Line or Wireless Broadband
Operating System Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11 (64bit only). Apple users click here.

The following are recommended specifications for standard use of Optuma. If you are planning on running more than 2 screens, or regularly opening workbooks with more than 1000 codes, or extremely complex scripts, higher specs maybe required to maintain optimal performance. If you have any questions you can contact for additional guidance.

Item Recommended
CPU Intel i5 (9th generation or higher)
System Memory 16 - 64GB RAM
Hard Drive Space 50 - 100Gb (Depending on data exchanges used)
Video Card Nvidia Geforce GTX (Series 10x or higher) ATi Radeon HD* (Series 5xxx or higher). Minimum of 4GB of dedicated memory. If using 2 monitors, recommended 8Gb of onboard memory. If your system includes an onboard video card as well as a dedicated card (nVidia or AMD) make sure that Optuma is set to use the more powerful dedicated card.
Monitor Monitor of displaying at a resolution 1900x1080 or higher.
Internet Connection Fixed Line or Wireless Broadband
Operating System Windows 10 or Windows 11 (64bit only). Apple users click here.

Optuma System Requirements Test

If you are unsure of your systems current specifications you can perform an automated check by downloading and running the Optuma Requirements Test program.

Download Requirements Test Program

As new computer hardware is released frequently, the following suggestions are not designed to be a definitive list of systems you must use to run Optuma. They should rather be used as a guide, to assist you in determining the best option for your situation and needs. Variations in specifications, future updates to Optuma, Drivers or Operating Systems may affect how Optuma runs on a system.

Tablet PCs


Tablet PCs were first released to the market in late 2000 and since that time have become increasingly popular as a mobile computing device. A Tablet PC is a general-purpose computer contained in a single panel and is characterised by its use of a touch screen as the main input device (a stylus pen can also be used). Most tablet PCs can be combined with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse for even more interface options.

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 8
  • Latitude 3310 2-in-1 Tablet
  • ThinkPad X12 Detachable - 11th Gen Intel
  • HP zBook X2 G4 Model number and availability may vary depending on country.



Ultrabooks are a new category of notebook computer that seeks to fill the gap between Netbooks and Laptops and are often extremely thin and light weight. Ultrabooks differ from Netbooks by offering more power in the form of faster processors as well as better storage and larger screen sizes. The combination of higher end hardware, with a lighter form factor tends to see Ultrabooks priced significantly higher than most netbooks or full sized laptops.

  • Razer Blade Stealth 13
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
  • HP Spectre X360 (2021)
  • HP Elite Dragonfly Model number and availability may vary depending on country.



Laptop computers, also known as notebooks, are portable computers that you can take with you and use in different environments via a rechargeable battery. They include a screen, keyboard, and a trackpad or trackball, which serves as the mouse. While laptops used to be significantly slower and less capable than desktop computers, advances in technology have enabled laptops to perform nearly as well as their desktop counterparts, however generally include a price premium for the convenience of mobility.

  • Dell Inspiron 15 3000
  • MSI Sword 15 15.6in
  • Dell G15 Gaming Laptop
  • Gigabyte Aorus 15P 15.6in Model number and availability may vary depending on country.

Desktop PCs

Desktop PC

A desktop computer (or desktop PC) is a computer that is designed to stay in a single location and may take the form of a tower or an all-in-one setup. Unlike laptops and other portable devices, desktop computers cannot be powered from an internal battery and therefore must remain connected to a wall outlet. Where lack of mobility is not a problem, the Desktop PC will generally offer the best price to performance ratio. Desktop PCs that include more than one video card can also support up to six display monitors.

  • Dell XPS Desktop (nVidia RTX 3060 Ti)
  • Dell Inspiron Compact Desktop (nVidia GTX 1650 Super)
  • OMEN 30L Gaming Desktop GT13-0836a
  • Lenovo ThinkStation P340 Tower Model number and availability may vary depending on country.

Apple Mac

Apple Mac

Although Optuma is a Windows-only program, we have many clients running Optuma on an Apple Mac without any problems.

There are a few options available to Mac users wanting to run Windows based programs:

  • VMWare Fusion - A program that allows you to run a Windows emulation within the Mac OS.
  • Parallels - A program that allows you to run a Windows emulation within the Mac OS.
  • Bootcamp - Allows you to setup and switch between two operating systems when starting up the system. One option will be the Mac OS, the other would be Windows 7/8/10.

Your Apple retailer will be able to help you with any specific questions.