System Requirements

KeyShot is designed to run fast on the most basic hardware configurations or the most powerful of systems to take full advantage of all CPU cores available and scale performance linearly. To get started, here are the minimum recommendations and system requirements for the latest version of KeyShot.

General

  • 64-bit platform
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB Disk Space
  • Dual core CPU1, 2
  • OpenGL 2.0 capable system3
  • 1024 x 768 resolution or higher
  • Internet connection (to activate product)
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows 8 or 10
  • Windows Server 2012 and above
  • Intel® Core 2 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
Apple macOS

Apple macOS

  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra or higher
  • Intel Core 2 Duo with SSSE3 or higher

[1] KeyShot will utilize all available CPU cores. Therefore, more CPU cores/threads will produce faster rendering times.
[2] CPU denoiser in KeyShot 9 requires SSE 4.1
[3] While KeyShot doesn’t require GPU for rendering, certain UI elements in KeyShot require a GPU with support for OpenGL 2.0 and up.

For more information on using GPU Mode in KeyShot, please see the KeyShot Manual. To download the latest NVIDIA drivers, please visit nvidia.com/download.

NVIDIA (Recommended) 1, 2, 3

Desktop Cards:
  • QUADRO RTX 4000 or higher
Mobile Cards:
  • QUADRO RTX 4000 Mobile or higher

NVIDIA (Supported)

Desktop Cards:
  • QUADRO GV100

  • QUADRO GP100

  • QUADRO P1000 or higher

  • QUADRO P400 or higher

  • QUADRO M2000 or higher

  • QUADRO P3200 or higher

  • GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

  • GeForce RTX 2080

  • GeForce RTX 2080 Super

  • GeForce RTX 2070

  • GeForce RTX 2070 Super

  • GeForce RTX 2060

  • GeForce RTX 2060 Super

  • TITAN RTX

Mobile Cards:
  • QUADRO T1000 Mobile or higher

  • QUADRO P1000 Mobile or higher

  • QUADRO RTX 3000 Mobile

  • QUADRO P520 Mobile or higher

  • QUADRO P500 Mobile or higher

  • GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile

  • GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile

[1] Multiple GPUs are supported. NVLink is not supported in KeyShot 9.0.
[2] For GPU rendering (KeyShot 9 and above) we recommend graphics cards with a minimum of 8 GB memory.
[3] GPU mode appears on the Ribbon in KeyShot 9 for NVIDIA GPUs built on Maxwell microarchitecture or newer and supports CUDA Compute Capability 5.0 or later.