System requirements

Adobe Substance 3D Stager is a 3D application that is best used on a desktop machine with dedicated graphics cards.  This page will cover the full minimum, recommended, and optimal hardware for using Stager.

Supported systems

Platform Minimum Recommended Optimal
  • 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 RTX 2080
    • Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000
    • AMD Radeon RX 5700 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
  • VRAM: 16GB
  • RAM: 32GB
  • Hard drive: 50 GB SSD
Mac OS
  • Model: MacBook Pro 2019
  • OS: Mac OS 10.15 (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

For working in comfortable conditions we recommend a monitor with a resolution greater than 1 Mega Pixels and wider than 1280 pixels.

Apple ARM (M1) support

Stager supports Apple ARM (M1) devices in emulation mode only.  Emulation mode may impact the performance of the application.

We do not currently have a release date for native support.

Unsupported configurations

  • Windows:
    • Virtual machine are not supported.
    • Windows Server is not supported.
  •  Mac:
    • Only official Apple configurations are supported.
    • eGPUs are not currently supported and may have stability issues.

Supported GPU details

Please note that the above GPU requirements are general.  Because of the vast amount of devices that exist, Adobe is unable to test all hardware.  This specific list of hardware is added as we test specific devices while the above requirements are general.

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

There is currently a known issue with AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs that stops Stager working correctly. We are working with AMD to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

GPU Rendering

GPU rendering is only available on Windows with NVIDIA graphics cards.

If GPU ray tracing is not available on a supported NVIDIA card, first update the video card drivers.  For laptops which also include an integrated graphics card, use the NVIDIA Control Panel to set the preferred graphics card to the discrete card.

Below is a list of the GPU models that have been tested and explicitly do not work with Stagers GPU rendering

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

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 release.

Vendor Platform Version
Nvidia Windows
  • GeForce : 442.50
  • Quadro : 442.50
AMD Windows
  • Radeon : 19.7.1
  • Radeon Pro / Firepro : 18.Q4
Intel Windows
  • 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.


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