System requirements

This page regroups system requirements and hardware compatibility information.

Supported systems

Below is a list of hardware and systems supported by the application:

Platform Minimum Recommended Optimal
Windows
  • OS: Windows 10 (64bit, version 1909)
  • CPU:
    • Intel Core i3
    • AMD Ryzen 3
  • GPU:
    • Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060
    • Nvidia Quadro P2200
    • AMD Radeon RX 580
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Hard drive: 20 GB HDD
  • OS: Windows 10 (64bit)
  • CPU:
    • Intel Core i7
    • AMD Ryzen 7
  • GPU:
    • Nvidia Geforce GTX 2080
    • Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000
    • AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Hard drive: 30 GB SSD
  • OS: Windows 10 (64bit)
  • CPU:
    • Intel Core i9
    • AMD Ryzen 9
  • GPU:
    • Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080
    • Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000
    • AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • VRAM: 16GB
  • RAM: 32GB
  • Hard drive: 50 GB SSD
Mac OS
  • Model: MacBook Pro 2019
  • OS: Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • CPU:
    • Intel Core i7
  • GPU:
    • MD Radeon Pro 5300M
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Hard drive: 10 GB HDD
  • Model:
    • MacBook Pro 2020
    • iMac Pro 2020
  • OS: Mac OS 11 (Big Sur)
  • CPU:
    • Intel Core i9
  • GPU:
    • AMD Radeon Pro 5600M
    • AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Hard drive: 25 GB SSD
  • Model: Mac Pro
  • OS: Mac OS 11 (Big Sur)
  • CPU:
    • Intel Xeon W9
  • GPU:
    • AMD Radeon Pro W5700X
  • RAM: 32GB
  • Hard drive: 50 GB SSD
Linux
  • OS:
    • CentOS 7.0
    • Ubuntu 18.04 (Steam only)
  • OS:
    • CentOS 7.6
    • Ubuntu 20.04 (Steam only)
  • OS:
    • CentOS 7.6
    • Ubuntu 20.04 (Steam only)

If your system meets the system requirements above but performance is still sluggish, Sampler may be using the wrong GPU. If you are using an Nvidia GPU, change which GPU Sampler uses by following the instructions on this page.


General recommendations

  • For working in comfortable conditions we recommend a monitor with a resolution greater than 1 MegaPixel and wider than 1280 pixels.
  • Only versions 0.8.x and above have been notarized in order to run on MacOS 10.15 (Catalina).
  • On CentOS 7.5 or older, the application may not start because of library dependency issues (FT_Get_Font_Format error). We recommend updating the system or installing the following library.
  • The Remote Desktop connection is possible if an OpenGL 3.3 context is available. It will work on Nvidia Quadro but not on Nvidia GeForce because it provides only an OpenGL 1.4 context. If this is an issue, we recommend using alternative solutions such as VNC/Teamviewer.

Supported GPUs

Below is a list of the GPU models compatible with the application:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 and above
  • NVIDIA Quadro P2200 and above
  • AMD Radeon RX 580 and above
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5300 M

Unsupported GPU configurations

  • Mac:
    • Only official Apple configurations are supported
  • Linux:
    • Mesa drivers on Linux are not supported
  • Integrated GPUs are not supported.

Image to Material (AI-Powered) and Delighter

The image Delighter is only available under the following configuration:

  • Windows (version 10 minimum) and Linux
  • GPU with more than 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU compatible with Nvidia CUDA version 11 and CUDA capabilities >= 3.5

The list of NVIDIA architecture supported are:

  • Maxwell (Quadro Mxxx)
  • Pascal (GeForce 10 series & Quadro Pxxx)
  • Volta (Titan V && Quadra GVxxx)
  • Turing (GeForce 16 series + GeForce RTX 20 series & Quadro RTX x000)
  • Ampere (GeForce RTX 30 series)

Minimum GPU Drivers Versions

Below is a list of the minimum GPU drivers version required for the application to run without issues. This list may be subject to changes as new versions are released.

To download new drivers see: GPU has outdated drivers.

VendorPlatformVersion
NvidiaWindows
  • GeForce : 451.48
  • Quadro : 451.48
Linux
  • GeForce : 450.51
  • Quadro : 450.51
AMDWindows / Linux
  • Radeon : 19.7.1
  • Radeon Pro / Firepro : 18.Q4
IntelWindows / Linux
  • All : 15.33

On Mac OS the GPU driver is provided by the operating system itself. Update to the latest version of your OS to access the newest driver.

Language

The software interface is available in the following languages:

  • English