Can Gigapixel run smoothly in the background?

Hey there,

I am not at all a technical person, so please excuse my question in case it is too basic!

I have been using Gigapixel on my Macbook Pro (2015) and every time I use it, it is impossible to do anything else on it. Is this normal or it happens simply because my computer is not strong enough?

Some info about my Mac:

  • Processor: 2,7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5

  • Memory: 8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3

  • Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB

I can see that GHz should be 3.0 or above and Graphics Card is different than the one on TopazLabs website as well.

If I meet these requirements, will my computer automatically be able to run Gigapixel in the background and use the internet/other softwares without problem or would I need an even stronger pc for that anyway? If so, what requirements would need to be met?

Thanks a lot!