General Information

Blender runs out of the box without installation procedure.

Just unpack the file you find in the download section and start Blender! Or use the installer on Windows.

Supported Platforms

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10
  • macOS 10.9+ (Blender 2.7) or 10.12+ (Blender 2.8)
  • Linux

The Blender developer team welcomes all efforts to bypass issues with specific configurations, but we can only officially support the platforms that are in use by active developers.

Supported Graphics Cards

Blender requires recent graphics drivers. For Windows users, in case of problems try installing the latest drivers from the graphics card manufacturer website (Intel, NVIDIA or AMD).

Blender 2.8

Blender 2.7

Blender 2.79 should run on all systems that support OpenGL 2.1 and above, with recent graphics drivers.

Blender 2.76 and earlier support Windows XP and OpenGL 1.4 graphics cards.

Hardware requirements for Blender 2.7

Minimum

  • 32-bit dual core 2Ghz CPU with SSE2 support
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1280×768 Display
  • Mouse or trackpad
  • OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics with 512 MB RAM

Recommended

  • 64-bit quad core CPU
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Full HD display
  • Three button mouse
  • OpenGL 3.2 compatible graphics with 2 GB RAM

Optimal

  • 64-bit eight core CPU
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Full HD displays
  • Three button mouse and graphics tablet
  • Dual OpenGL 3.2 compatible graphics cards with 4 GB RAM