Keyshot

Keyshot

KeyShot is everything you need to create fast, accurate and amazing visuals. Featuring a real-time workflow to see your renderings and animations take shape instantly, KeyShot reduces the time it takes to create that perfect shot. From scientifically accurate material and environment presets to advanced material editing and animation, creating product visuals or sales and marketing imagery has never been easier.

Component Recommendations

Processor Processor

This application is designed to take advantage of many CPU cores and scales well with the hardware according to benchmarks. Therefore we recommend an 8-core processor for the Z440, an 18-core or 22-core processor for the Z640, or dual 18-core or dual 22-core processors for the Z840.

Memory Memory

In general, 3-6GB of RAM per CPU core is recommended. For example, if you select a single 12-core processor, 32GB will suffice for basic tasks or 64GB for more demanding workloads.

Storage Storage

We recommend having two drives which provides the best performance:

  1. Primary Drive: SSD for the operating system and software
  2. Secondary Drive: another SSD, or for better performance, an NVMe Flash Storage Drive (the "HP Z Turbo Drive") for active project files

If you need additional storage for large, infrequently accessed files, we also recommend one or more 4TB, 6TB or 8TB+ hard drives. Hard drives also work well for storing export files as the export/rendering process is generally not write intensive.

Graphics Graphics

Keyshot relies solely on the CPU for rendering, therefore the GPU does not make a difference specifically for this application. However Keyshot is typically used in conjunction with software that benefits from Quadro graphics cards, therefore we recommend viewing the graphic card requirements for those particular software packages.

Chassis Chassis

The Z840 is recommended if you require dual processors or dual high performance graphics cards. The Z840 can support up to 6 hard drives or 10 SSDs.

The Z640 is recommended if you require a single high-end processor or single high-performance graphics card. You can always add a second processor and double the memory at a later date using the optional Z640 processor riser. The Z640 can support up to 4 hard drives or 6 SSDs.

The Z440 is recommended if you require a single processor with a low core count or mid-range graphics card. The Z440 can support up to 4 hard drives or 6 SSDs.

Configuration Recommendations

HP Z640

  • 10-Core 2.2GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2630 v4 [10-cores / 20-threads]
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000 4GB

$3300.00

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HP Z640

  • 18-Core 2.3GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2686 v4 [18-cores / 36-threads]
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2133MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000 4GB

$4300.00

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HP Z640

  • 22-Core 2.2GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2699 v4 [22-cores / 44-threads]
  • 128GB (4x 32GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M4000 8GB

$8350.00

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HP Z840

  • Dual 10-Core 2.2GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2630 v4 [20-cores / 40-threads]
  • 128GB (8x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000 4GB

$5850.00

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HP Z840

  • Dual 18-Core 2.3GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2686 v4 [36-cores / 72-threads]
  • 128GB (8x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000 4GB

$7850.00

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HP Z840

  • Dual 22-Core 2.2GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2699 v4 [44-cores / 88-threads]
  • 256GB (16x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M4000 8GB

$15700.00

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