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This page provides information on what hardware and operating systems are required for V-Ray to work properly.

V-Ray 6, update 2.1, for 3ds Max supports 3ds Max 2020-2025.

V-Ray 6, update 1.1, for 3ds Max supports 3ds Max 2019–2024. V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max still supports 3ds Max 2018; however, several V-Ray features such as V-Ray Proxy hierarchy, batch loading multi-sub textures, and faster UI require 3ds Max 2019 or newer to work. Cloud collaboration in the VFB requires 3ds Max 2020 or newer to work.


The requirements listed here are for the latest version of V-Ray for 3ds Max.

Please make sure that your system meets the requirements listed below before installing V-Ray.


Intel 641, AMD64 or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support


Minimum 8 GB RAM, recommended 64 GB RAM

Operating systemMicrosoft® Windows 10 or Windows 11 operating system
Autodesk® 3ds Max

3ds Max® 2019*, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025 (64-bit)

USB portRequired for customers using legacy hardware lock, preferably USB 2.0
TCP/IPOnly IPv4 required for distributed rendering is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported.
License Server6.0.0 or later
GPU Acceleration

NVIDIA CUDA with minimum required compute capability 5.22: Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta-, Turing-, and Ampere-based NVIDIA card(s);

NVIDIA RTX with compute capability 5.22: RTX cards with latest recommended video driver3; 


V-Ray Production Denoiser: AMD or NVIDIA GPU supporting OpenCL 1.2; 

NVIDIA AI Denoiser: Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta-, Turing-, and Ampere-based NVIDIA card with latest recommended video driver3

1 – Windows 11 is required for running Intel Alder Lake processors.
2 – CUDA compute capability and card reference
3 – With V-Ray 6, using older drivers (less than 495.xx) on Ampere cards may lead to incorrect render results with RTX. More information on V-Ray GPU is available at Chaos.com.

 * See the blue note at the top of the page.