Adobe CS6 System Requirements

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection System requirements

Windows

  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor with 64-bit support; Intel Core2 Duo or AMD Phenom II processor required for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Encore; Intel Core i7 processor required for Adobe SpeedGrade™
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1; Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64 bit) required for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Encore; Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 required for SpeedGrade
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended) for 32 bit; 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended) for 64 bit
  • 14.5GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • Additional disk space required for disk cache, preview files, and other working files (10GB recommended)
  • 1280×900 display with 16-bit color and 512MB of VRAM; 1680×1050 display required, and second professionally calibrated viewing display recommended for SpeedGrade
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft WDM/MME
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
  • Eclipse 3.7 (for plug-in installation of Adobe Flash Builder); the following distributions are supported: Eclipse IDE for Java EE and Java Developers, Eclipse Classic, Eclipse for PHP Developers
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features, multimedia, and HTML5 media playback
  • Dedicated GPU card required for SpeedGrade (for optimal performance in SpeedGrade and for GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects: NVIDIA Quadro 4000, 5000, or 6000 or other Adobe-certified GPU card with at least 1GB of VRAM recommended); visit www.adobe.com/products/premiere/extend.html for supported cards
  • Optional: Tangent CP200 family or Tangent Wave control surface for SpeedGrade
  • Optional: For SDI output, NVIDIA Quadro SDI Output card required for SpeedGrade
  • Optional: 7200 RPM hard drive (multiple fast disk drives, preferably RAID 0 configured, recommended) for video products

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
  • 15.5GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • Additional disk space required for disk cache, preview files, and other working files (10GB recommended)
  • 1280×900 display with 16-bit color and 512MB of VRAM; 1680×1050 display required and second professionally calibrated viewing display recommended for Adobe SpeedGrade
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (SuperDrive for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.6
  • Eclipse 3.7 Cocoa version (for plug-in installation of Adobe Flash Builder; the following distributions are supported: Eclipse IDE for Java EE and Java Developers, Eclipse Classic, Eclipse for PHP Developers
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features, multimedia, and HTML5 media playback
  • Dedicated GPU card recommended (for optimal performance in SpeedGrade and for GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects: NVIDIA Quadro 4000 or other Adobe-certified GPU card with at least 1GB of VRAM recommended); visit www.adobe.com/products/premiere/extend.html for supported cards
  • Optional: Tangent CP200 family or Tangent Wave control surface for SpeedGrade
  • Optional: 7200 RPM hard drive (multiple fast disk drives, preferably RAID 0 configured, recommended) for video products

This software will not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services. Phone activation is not available.