Blender System Requirements

Last updated: 20 October 2021

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

Blender Windows Requirements

Blender system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows Vista
OS
Windows 10
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Memory
Graphics
Graphics
1GB, OpenGL 3.3
Graphics
4GB, OpenGL 4.5
Storage
Storage
500 MB
Storage

Blender minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows Vista operating system. Your processor should be Intel Core i3 or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 2 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be 1GB, OpenGL 3.3. You also have to have 500 MB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for Blender for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 10. Recommended CPU would be Intel Core i9 CPU or equivalent. And video card — 4GB, OpenGL 4.5.

Blender Mac Requirements

Blender system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
OS X 10.12
OS
OS X 10.12
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Memory
32 GB
Graphics
Graphics
1GB, OpenGL 3.3
Graphics
4GB, OpenGL 4.5
Storage
Storage
500 MB
Storage

As for Mac OS, Blender requirements here start with OS X 10.12 operating system. Processor needs to be at least Intel Core i3. 2 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be 1GB, OpenGL 3.3. Finally, the game needs 500 MB of free disk space.

As for recommended OS, it is OS X 10.12. Intel Core i9 processor is recommended. Plus, 32 GB of RAM. Your video card should be 4GB, OpenGL 4.5.

Blender Linux Requirements

Blender system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Ubuntu 16.04
OS
Ubuntu 19.04
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Memory
32 GB
Graphics
Graphics
1GB, OpenGL 3.3
Graphics
4GB, OpenGL 4.5
Storage
Storage
500 MB
Storage

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Ubuntu 16.04. Processor should be Intel Core i3 or higher. For RAM you need 2 GB or more. Graphics card should be 1GB, OpenGL 3.3 or better. 500 MB of free disk space is a must.

For Linux recommended requirements, use Ubuntu 19.04. As for the processor/CPU, use Intel Core i9 or equivalent. Add 32 GB or more of RAM to it. And make sure you have 4GB, OpenGL 4.5 graphics card.

Game Details

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. Free to use for everyone, for any purpose.

Release date
24 April, 2021
Genres
Animation & Modeling, Design & Illustration, Video Production
Supported languages
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Blender Foundation
Publishers
Blender Foundation
Official website
blender.org
Support website
blender.org
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Blender?

You would be able to run Blender on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: 1GB, OpenGL 3.3
  • Storage: 500 MB

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • OS: OS X 10.12
  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: 1GB, OpenGL 3.3
  • Storage: 500 MB

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: 1GB, OpenGL 3.3
  • Storage: 500 MB

Can I play Blender with 1 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play Blender. The minimum RAM is 2 GB.

Can I play Blender with 2 GB of RAM?

Yes, Blender can run with 2 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does Blender need?

You need at least 2 GB of RAM to run Blender on PC.

On Mac it requires minimum 2 GB, with 32 GB recommended.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 2 GB minimum, and 32 GB recommended.

What processor do I need for Blender?

Intel Core i3 is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Blender.

How many GB is Blender?

At least 500 MB of disk space is required to install Blender on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Blender?

You need 1GB, OpenGL 3.3 or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Blender?

Windows Vista or newer.

Can I run Blender on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Blender on my Mac?

Yes, Blender supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • OS: OS X 10.12
  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: 1GB, OpenGL 3.3
  • Storage: 500 MB

Can I run Blender on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play Blender on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is Blender release date?

Blender release date is 24 April, 2021.

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