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.

Minimum Requirements

  • 64-bit platform
  • 4GB RAM
  • Quad core CPU1
  • OpenGL 2.0 capable system2
  • Intel or AMD 64 bit processor with SSE4.1 or higher
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution or higher
  • Internet connection (to activate product)

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows 10 or 11
  • Windows Server 2019 or newer

Apple macOS

Apple macOS

  • macOS 11.7 Big Sur or newer

[1] KeyShot will utilize all available CPU cores. Therefore, more CPU cores/threads will produce faster rendering times.
[2] 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 (Recommended) 1, 2, 3

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

NVIDIA (Supported)

Desktop Cards:
  • RTX A6000
  • RTX A5500
  • RTX A5000
  • RTX A4500
  • RTX A4000
  • RTX A2000
  • QUADRO GV100
  • QUADRO GP100
  • QUADRO P1000 or higher
  • QUADRO P400 or higher
  • QUADRO M2000 or higher
  • QUADRO P3200 or higher
  • GeForce RTX 40-Series
  • GeForce RTX 30-Series
  • GeForce RTX 20-Series
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 20-Series
  • GeForce RTX 30-Series
  • Geforce RTX 40-Series

[1] Multiple GPUs are supported. NVLink is not supported in KeyShot 9.
[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 for NVIDIA GPUs built on Maxwell microarchitecture or newer and supports CUDA Compute Capability 5.0 or later found in the Quadro M6000 or GTX 980 and above.