This page gives some details on what hardware and operating systems are required for V-Ray to work properly.


Windows


Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray.

Processor

Intel®64*, AMD64, or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support

RAM

Minimum 8 GB RAM, recommended 64 GB RAM

Larger cache memory, higher memory bandwidth and more cores are better.

TCP/IPOnly IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
Operating System (64-bit only)Windows® 8.1 Professional, Windows® 10 Professional, and Windows® 11
Houdini

V-Ray 5: Houdini 18.5 and later

V-Ray 6: Houdini 19.0 and later

GPU Support

NVIDIA CUDA: Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta-, Turing- and Ampere-based NVIDIA card(s) with the latest recommended video driver;

NVIDIA RTX: RTX cards with latest recommended video driver;

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

NVIDIA AI Denoiser: Maxwell, Pascal, Volta, Turing or Ampere-based NVIDIA card with the latest recommended video driver;

The minimum required compute capability is 5.2**

Windows 11 is required for running Intel Alder Lake processors.
** CUDA compute capability and card reference
For additional information on hardware, see the Hardware Recommendations article.

 

Linux


Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray.

Processor

Intel®64, AMD64, or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support

RAM

Minimum 8 GB RAM, recommended 64 GB RAM

Larger cache memory, higher memory bandwidth and more cores are better.

TCP/IPOnly IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
Operating System (64-bit only)

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.2 WS, or CentOS 6 (64bit)

Houdini

V-Ray 5: Houdini 18.5 and later

V-Ray 6: Houdini 19.0 and later

GPU Support

NVIDIA CUDA: Maxwell-, Pascal-, Volta-, Turing- and Ampere-based NVIDIA card(s) with the latest recommended video driver;

NVIDIA RTX: RTX cards with the latest recommended video driver;

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

NVIDIA AI Denoiser: Maxwell, Pascal, Volta, Turing or Ampere-based NVIDIA card with the latest recommended video driver;

The minimum required compute capability is 5.2*

CUDA compute capability and card reference
For additional information on hardware, see the Hardware Recommendations article.


macOS


Please make sure that your system fulfills these requirements before installing V-Ray.

Processor

Intel®64, AMD64, or compatible processor with SSE4.2 support

RAM

Minimum 8 GB RAM, recommended 64 GB RAM

Larger cache memory, higher memory bandwidth and more cores are better.

TCP/IPOnly IPv4 is supported. IPv6 is currently not supported
Operating System (64-bit only)

Apple® mac OS® X 10.9 Mavericks

Houdini

V-Ray 5: Houdini 18.5 and later

V-Ray 6: Houdini 19.0 and later

 V-Ray GPU works only with C++/CPU devices under macOS. V-Ray GPU can still be used in distributed rendering where a macOS machine runs the CUDA engine on a CPU device together with Windows/Linux machine(s) running CUDA engine on GPU device(s).

*Check also the Houdini system requirements page: https://www.sidefx.com/Support/system-requirements/ 
For additional information on hardware, see the Hardware Recommendations article.


Note


  • V-Ray 5 supports both Python 2 and Python 3. Python 3 is supported for Houdini 18.5.351 and later.

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