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.

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 HP Z8 G4 Workstation is recommended if you would like dual processors and/or multiple high performance graphics cards.

The HP Z6 G4 Workstation is recommended if you would like to start with a single high-end processor and single high-performance graphics card with the potential of upgrading in the future. With the Z6 G4, you can add a second matching processor and double the memory using the optional second processor riser. The power supply will also support two mid-range graphics cards.

The HP Z4 G4 Workstation is recommended for majority of workflows. Since Intel now produces single Core i9 and Xeon processors with up to 18-cores and high clock speed, there is no need for dual processors unless you will have heavy CPU rendering or intensive tasks demanding more than 18-cores. Also, the HP Z4 G4 has an optional 1000W power supply that will support the most powerful graphics cards inluding the GeForce RTX 2080Ti and Quadro RTX 6000.

Configuration Recommendations

HP Z8 G4 Workstation

  • Dual 28 cores, 2.0 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Platinum 8173M
  • 192GB (12x 16GB) of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC Registered Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro P2000 5GB

$14,850

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HP Z8 G4 Workstation

  • Dual 16 cores, 2.1 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6130
  • 96GB (12x 8GB) of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC Registered Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro P2000 5GB

$8,950

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HP Z840 Workstation

  • Dual 18-Core 2.3GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2686 v4 [36-cores / 72-threads]
  • 128GB (8x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000 4GB

$7,250

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HP Z840 Workstation

  • Dual 10-Core 2.2GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-2630 v4 [20-cores / 40-threads]
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000 4GB

$4,450

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HP Z4 G4 Workstation

  • Intel Core i9-9980XE (3.0 GHz base frequency, 18 cores)
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2666MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro P600 2GB

$5,650

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HP Z4 G4 Workstation

  • Intel Core i7-7820X (3.6 GHz base frequency, 8 cores)
  • 32GB (4x 8GB) of 2666MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 500GB SATA3 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro P600 2GB

$3,250

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