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Technology Package Information

On-ground students are required to maintain a laptop that meets these degree specific minimum requirements. Online students may choose either a desktop or laptop, but a laptop is recommended.

Fashion Design

Fashion Design (On-Ground)

Software:

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit ( 1903 or later)
  • Core: Intel i5 6400, AMD Ryzen 5 1500x or better 
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX980 or NVIDIA Quadro P2200 or better
  • Display: 1920×1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB minimum

Mac

  • OS: MacOS Monterey (version 12) or later
  • Core: Intel Core i5 4cores or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: ** See Note column, base models after 2015 are supported but functionality is limited due to gpu type
  • Display: 1280 x 800 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB minimum

Recommended Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (22H2 or later), or Windows 11 64-bit (23H2 or later)
  • Core: Intel i7, AMD Ryzen 7 or Higher
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU with Minimum 8GB of VRAM or better
  • Display: 2560 x 1440 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (SSD or mm2) or greater sized drive
  • Accessories: 3-Button Mouse

Mac

  • OS: MacOS Monterey 12, Ventura 13, Sonoma 14 or later
  • Core: Intel Core-i9 or Apple Silicon (M Series)
  • Memory: 24GB or more
  • GPU/ Video Card: ** See Note column, base models after 2015 are supported but functionality is limited due to gpu type
  • Display: Retina 4k or Retina 5K
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (SSD or nvme or greater sized drive)
  • Accessories: 3-Button Mouse

*Please be aware that new students transitioning into the program will follow the guidance here, and those students in prior terms may still require windows specific workstations for optitex needs.

** All Intel-chip macs do not have Nvidia graphics cards, so mac users cannot get the GPU-acceleration which supported by CLO software, but simulation and rendering are supported normally.

Fashion Design (Online)

Software:

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit ( 1903 or later)
  • Core: Intel i5 6400, AMD Ryzen 5 1500x or better 
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX980 or NVIDIA Quadro P2200 or better
  • Display: 1920×1080 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB minimum

Mac

  • OS: MacOS Monterey (version 12) or later
  • Core: Intel Core i5 4cores or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: ** See Note column, base models after 2015 are supported but functionality is limited due to gpu type
  • Display: 1280 x 800 minimum resolution
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB minimum

Recommended Hardware Requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (22H2 or later), or Windows 11 64-bit (23H2 or later)
  • Core: Intel i7, AMD Ryzen 7 or Higher
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • GPU/ Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU with Minimum 8GB of VRAM or better
  • Display: 2560 x 1440 resolution or greater
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (SSD or mm2) or greater sized drive
  • Accessories: 3-Button Mouse

Mac

  • OS: MacOS Monterey 12, Ventura 13, Sonoma 14 or later
  • Core: Intel Core-i9 or Apple Silicon (M Series)
  • Memory: 24GB or more
  • GPU/ Video Card: ** See Note column, base models after 2015 are supported but functionality is limited due to gpu type
  • Display: Retina 4k or Retina 5K
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (SSD or mm2) or greater sized drive
  • Accessories: 3-Button Mouse

* Please be aware that new students transitioning into the program will follow the guidance here, and those students in prior terms may still require windows specific workstations for optitex needs.

** All Intel-chip macs do not have Nvidia graphics cards, so mac users cannot get the GPU-acceleration which supported by CLO software, but simulation and rendering are supported normally.

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