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

New VFB is available in 3ds Max 2018 or later. Earlier 3ds Max versions only support the previous V-Ray VFB.

V-Ray 5 officially supports 3ds Max 2018-2023. We do provide installation builds for 3ds Max 2016-2017 and they should work as expected; however, support for these versions is unofficial as we cannot test V-Ray under versions prior to 3ds Max 2018, due to Autodesk licensing restrictions.



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® 8.1, Windows 10 or Windows 11 operating system
Autodesk® 3ds Max3ds Max® 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 (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 Server5.5.0 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