Runs anywhere.

Blender is cross-platform, it runs on every major operating system:

  •  Windows 8.1, 10, and 11
  •  macOS 10.15 Intel · 11.0 Apple Silicon
  •  Linux distributions using glibc 2.28 or newer

All efforts to make Blender work on specific configurations are welcome, but we can only officially support those used by active developers.

For Windows there is an installer available if you wish to add an icon on the desktop, associate .blend file extensions, etc.

Ready for action.

Whether it’s on a USB stick, sitting on a folder on your desktop, or fully installed, Blender runs out of the box.

  • No installation needed.
  • No Internet connection required.

Truly portable, take it with you wherever you go!

Hardware Requirements


  • 64-bit quad core CPU with SSE4.2 support
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1920×1080 Full HD display
  • Mouse, trackpad or pen+tablet
  • 2 GB VRAM Graphics Card that supports OpenGL 4.3
  • Less than 10 year old


  • 64-bit eight core CPU
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 2560×1440 display
  • Three button mouse or pen+tablet
  • 8 GB VRAM Graphics Card

Supported Graphics Cards

Always make sure to install the latest drivers from the graphics card manufacturer website. These requirements are for basic Blender operation, Cycles rendering using the GPU has higher requirements.


GeForce 400 and newer, Quadro Tesla GPU architecture and newer, including RTX-based cards, with NVIDIA drivers. List of all GeForce and NVIDIA RTX GPUs.


GCN 1st gen and newer. List of all AMD GPUs.


Broadwell architecture and newer. List of all Intel GPUs.


  • Apple Silicon: macOS version 11.0 or newer
  • Intel: macOS version 10.15 or newer (AMD GPU or Intel Skylake and above)

Requirements for Previous Versions

Even though Blender requirements get updated over time to run on the latest hardware and drivers, all previous Blender versions will always be available. Your old computer can run Blender forever.