Esko Logo Back to Esko Support
Choose your language for a machine translation:
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

The following are the minimum system requirements for Studio Visualizer 12.1. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running Studio Visualizer on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

Minimum requirements for Studio Visualizer for Mac

Minimum System Requirements for Studio 12.1
Processor type and speedMac with Intel Processor.
RAMMinimum 1GB RAM, recommended 4GB RAM.

Available hard drive space

  • System drive
  • Data drive
The software takes about 400MB of disk space. Also take into account the need for storage of temporary and production data. A backup solution is strongly advised.
Graphics card and video drivers A recent Mac using NVIDIA or AMD/ATI graphics chips and supporting OpenGL 2.1 (or higher). A minimum of 256MB of video memory is required. When in doubt, please use a free trial of Studio Visualizer to check compatibility with your system.
VirtualizationUse within Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion or any other virtualized environment is NOT supported.
Software DependencyA full installation of Apple QuickTime 6.5.1 or later is required.

Supported Operating Systems

Recommended operating systems are highlighted in the tables below.

If an operating system is not listed in the tables below, it is not supported. Do not try to install Studio on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Mac OS

EditionClient OS
10.5.0 - 10.5.8 (Leopard)(error)
10.6.0 - 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)(tick)
10.7 (Lion)(tick)

10.8 (Mountain Lion)

(tick)

10.9 (Mavericks)

(tick)

The server versions of these operating systems are not supported.

Mac computers using GeForce 8600M GT graphics hardware are not supported, as many of them have serious stability issues under heavy graphics load.

Mac Minis, Mac Books and iMacs using Intel embedded graphics are not supported.

Minimum requirements for Studio Visualizer for Windows

Minimum System Requirements for Studio 12.1
Processor type and speed

x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) compatible dual-core processor (Intel or AMD), minimum dual-core.

RAM

Minimum 1GB RAM, recommended 4GB RAM.

For more info about memory limitations in Windows operating systems, please consult this table.

Available hard drive space

  • System drive
  • Data drive
An NTFS volume is required. The software takes about 200MB of disk space. Also take into account the need for storage of temporary and production data. A backup solution is strongly advised.
Graphics card and video drivers

A discrete graphics card using NVIDIA or AMD/ATI graphics chips and supporting OpenGL 2.1 (or higher). A minimum of 256MB of video memory is required. When in doubt, please use a free trial of Studio Visualizer to check compatibility with your system.

AMD/ATI FireGL boards and Intel embedded graphics are NOT supported.
Minimum screen resolutionPM: can we remove this row?
Internet connection10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
VirtualizationUse within Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion or any other visualized environment is NOT supported.
File serversAll Esko applications running on Windows OS can use data that is available on network shares. These shares need to be on Windows or Unix/Linux (using SMB) file servers. Mac OS X (version 10.3.x; 10.4.x; 10.5.x; 10.6.x) data servers are also supported, but with limitations. These are standard limitations encountered when connecting to a Mac OS X server from Windows workstations or servers. They are related to losing resource forks of the MAC application data when a Windows component moves or copies data.
Software DependencyA full installation of Apple QuickTime 6.5.1 or later is required. If you do not have QuickTime on your PC, click below to visit Apple's website and download it. During the QuickTime installation, select 'Recommended' (instead of 'Minimum'). Download link: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 8

Edition32-bit64-bit
  SP1 SP1
Windows 8(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 8 Pro(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows 8 Enterprise(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows RT(error)(error)(error)(error)

Windows 7

Edition32-bit64-bit
  SP1 SP1
Windows 7 Home Basic(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 7 Home Premium(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 7 Professional(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows 7 Enterprise(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows 7 Ultimate(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)

Windows XP

Edition32-bit

 SP1SP2SP3
Windows XP Home Edition(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows XP Professional Edition(error)(tick)(tick)(tick)

The Windows XP 64-bit editions are not supported.

Unsupported Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 2000 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
System Requirements
Applies to

Studio Visualizer (Mac and Windows)

Version12.1
Last revised 4-Jun-2014
Contents