System Requirements

Get to Know the Minimum and Recommended Hardware
Requirements for Windows, macOS and Linux

Minimum Technical Requirements for Windows

  • 64-bit version: Microsoft® Windows® 8.1, Windows 10 or Windows 11 (with latest Updates and Service Packs)
  • Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo, or AMD® AthlonTM x2 Dual-Core processor
  • 2 GB free hard disk space depending on accessory applications installed
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 1.4
  • Display with 1280 x 768 pixels resolution
  • Mouse

For a good experience we recommend

  • 64-bit version: Microsoft® Windows® 10 or Windows® 11 (with latest Updates and Service Packs)
  • Intel i5/i7/i9 processor 6th generation or higher, AMD Ryzen 5/7/9 processor, or better
  • 2 GB free hard disk space depending on accessory applications installed
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 3.2 or better
  • Full HD monitor
  • Wheel mouse, or 3D mouse

Minimum Technical Requirements for macOS

Note: Apple M1 is only supported for ARM Processors with Rosetta 2 transition layer and Big Sur v11.2

  • Mac® with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor or better
  • macOS v10.15 (Catalina), v11 (Big Sur), or v12 (Monterey)
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB or more recommended)
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 1.4 (OpenGL version 3.2 or better recommended)
  • Display with 1280 x 768 pixels resolution, or better
  • Mouse

Minimum Technical Requirements for Linux

  • Ubuntu® 18.04 LTS and 20.04 LTS, Fedora® 33
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, AMD® Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core processor, or better
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 1.4 (OpenGL version 3.2 or better recommended)
  • Display with 1280 x 768 pixels resolution, or better
  • Mouse (Wheel mouse recommended)

Note: Product activation requires a network interface card. Windows Terminal Servers are not supported.

See also our comparison chart to understand the few differences between Windows, macOS and Linux for ARES Commander:

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