Interior Design Computer Requirements

You will use computers extensively in the interior design program. We have developed the following recommendations for you to help you decide what type of computer to purchase while you take interior design classes.

 MinimumRecommended
Operating system
Windows 10  64-bit version 20H2
Windows 10  64-bit version 21H2
ProcessorIntel or AMD 2.5-2.9 GHz
Intel or AMD 3+ GHz
RAM8 GB
16 GB
*Graphics Card
2 GB or higher: NVIDIA or AMD
4 GB NVIDIA or AMD
Hard drive space
256 GB SSD or higher with 30 GB available hard-disk space
256 GB or higher with 50 GB available hard-disk space
Monitor Resolution
 1920x1080 

*Graphics card should be independent video, not “shared” video and must be NVIDIA or AMD, Intel not compatible with all software

You are strongly advised to refer to the system requirements of the following interior design programs:

(This specification will be updated annually.)

If you have questions related to the software taught at the CMU Interior Design program and computer specifications, please contact Professor Zuo.