Mari tech specs.

Mari® performs best on newer, advanced hardware configurations, while supporting many older, prior-generation systems.

Supported operating systems

macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) to 10.14 (Mojave) for Mari 3 only (for Mari 4 support see our FAQ)

Windows 7 64-bit or higher

Linux 64-bit operating system (CentOS/RHEL 6)

Minimum hardware requirements

ProcessorQuad-core processor

Storagemin 10 GB disk space available for caching and temporary files

RAMmin 4 GB

Displaymin 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution

Graphics CardAn NVIDIA or AMD graphics card with the latest drivers, 1 GB of graphics memory and OpenGL 3.2* or higher

*Displacement preview is currently only available on cards and drivers that support OpenGL 4.0 or higher

Recommended hardware requirements

Processor2.5+ Ghz quad-core processor

Storage250+ GB disk space available for caching and temporary files. SSD is strongly recommended.

RAM16 GB with additional virtual memory*

Displaymin 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution

Graphics CardAn NVIDIA or AMD graphics card with the latest drivers, 2+ GB of graphics memory and OpenGL 4.4

*The use of virtual memory improves stability and helps prevent data loss on large projects.

While these are the recommended specifications for most users, requirements may vary depending on usage.

Tested workstation hardware

  • Apple
  • MacPro4,1
  • MacPro6,1
  • iMac13,2
  • MacBookPro9,1
  • MacBookPro10,1
  • HP
  • HP XW6600
  • HP Z600
  • HP Z620
  • HP Z640
  • NVIDIA Prosumer Graphics Cards
  • NVIDIA® Geforce GTX 660TI
  • NVIDIA® Titan X
  • NVIDIA® Geforce GT 650M
  • NVIDIA® Geforce GT 675M
  • NVIDIA Enterprise Graphics Cards
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® 4000
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® K4200
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® K5000
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® M6000
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® M6000 24 GB
  • AMD Prosumer Graphics Cards
  • AMD Radeon HD - D500

These are the configurations that Foundry has tested with Mari. Due to the constantly changing and wide variety of computer hardware available in the market, we are unable to officially certify hardware.

Download and install the latest graphics driver from the NVIDIA or AMD websites. Make sure that you are using 8.982.8.1 drivers or higher for AMD cards.

Linux Desktop Managers

Mari is officially tested on GNOME. While it generally works well on other desktop managers like KDE, most of our bug fixes will target GNOME. However some desktop managers like XFCE and MATE are not compatible with Mari and will not be supported.


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