Performance issues with Topaz Studio

I installed studio a little while go but have been a Topaz user for quite some time. Studio loads and I am able to use the features but when I hit apply it just sits there stuck on rendering. When I use the individual programs I do not have any issue but through the studio interface there is a very large performance issue. I have tried to leave the computer and come back later but it stays in a processing mode. The only way to get out of it is to kill the program. Any ideas?

Have you checked to see if your system meets the minimum requirements?