Mari tech specs.

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

Supported operating systems

Windows 10 64-bit

Windows 11 64-bit

Linux 64-bit operating system (Rocky/RHEL 9)

Linux Desktop Managers

Mari is officially tested on GNOME and MATE. While it generally performs well on other desktop managers like KDE, most of our bug fixes will target those specified above. Some desktop managers like XFCE have not been tested with Mari and therefore will not be supported.

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 CardGraphics Card: An 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

GPU Requirements for the Bakery

In order to use the Bakery, at a minimum your graphics card must support GPU-accelerated Ray Tracing. Cards with dedicated Ray Tracing hardware (e.g. anything with ‘RTX’ in the name for NVIDIA cards, and AMD 6000/7000 families) are supported, but some older cards such as the NVIDIA GTX 1080 line also support Ray Tracing and have been tested against the Bakery.

Using multiple GPUs for baking is also supported.

If you are unsure if a specific card has been tested or want to check whether we expect it to work, please contact and we will be happy to investigate for you.

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

  • HP
  • HP Z620
  • HP Z640
  • HP Z8 G4 Workstation
  • NVIDIA Prosumer Graphics Cards
  • NVIDIA® Geforce GTX 1080 TI
  • NVIDIA® Geforce GTX 1080
  • NVIDIA Enterprise Graphics Cards
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® M6000
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® M6000 24 GB
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® P5000
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® P6000
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX 6000
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX 8000
  • AMD Prosumer Graphics Cards
  • AMD FirePro D700
  • AMD FirePro W7000

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.


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