Nuke® supports all major operating systems and has low hardware system requirements.
Supported operating systems
For full details on the requirements for GPU Acceleration see the release notes.
Windows 7 or Windows 10 (64-bit only)
macOS Sierra (10.12) or macOS High Sierra (10.13)
CentOS 6 or CentOS 7 (64-bit only)
*Note: Other operating systems may work, but have not been fully tested
Minimum hardware requirements
Processorx86-64 processor, such as Intel Core 2 Duo or later
Storage5 GB disk space available for caching and temporary files
RamAt least 8 GB RAM
DisplayAt least 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution and 24-bit color
Video cardGraphics card with at least 512 MB of video memory and driver support for OpenGL 2.0.*
Requirements for GPU Acceleration - Windows and Linux
If you want to enable Nuke to calculate certain nodes using the GPU, there are some additional requirements. See the Release notes for full details of requirements for GPU acceleration.
AMD support for Windows and Linux is available in Nuke 11.0v1. The followed GPUs with an appropriate driver are supported. See the release notes for details.
AMD FirePro W8100
AMD FirePro W9100
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
AMD Radeon RX 480
AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100
Requirements for GPU Acceleration - Mac OS X and macOS
In order to enable GPU acceleration on certain nodes, there are some additional requirements. See the Release notes for full details of requirements for GPU acceleration.
- An NVIDIA GPU with compute capability 2.0 (Fermi) or above. A list of the compute capabilities of NVIDIA GPUs is available www.nvidia.co.uk/object/cuda_gpus_uk.html.
- Graphics drivers capable of running CUDA 8.0 & 6.5 or above. On Mac, the CUDA driver is separate from the NVIDIA graphics driver and will need to be installed, if you don't have it already. The minimum requirement is driver version r361 which can be downloaded from www.nvidia.com/drivers.
Nuke currently supports GPU-enabled nodes on the following Macs with AMD graphics:
Mid 2015 MacBook Pro 11,5, or later model
Late 2013 Mac Pro 6,1, which has an additional “Enable multi-GPU” support option. When enabled in the preferences, GPU processing will be shared between the available GPUs for extra processing speed.
Nuke supports GPU-enabled nodes on the late 2013 Mac Pro 6,1, mid 2015 MacBook Pro 11,5, and late 2016 MacBook Pro 13,3 (running OS X 10.9.3 'Mavericks', or later), including an Enable multi-GPU support option. When enabled in the preferences, GPU processing is shared between the available GPUs for extra processing speed.
An NVIDIA GPU with compute capability 2.0 (Fermi) or above on late 2013 Mac Pro 6,1, mid 2015 MacBook Pro 11,5, and late 2016 MacBook Pro 13,3, running OS X 10.9.3 'Mavericks', or later (see below and the Blink API documentation for caveats on CPU/GPU result consistency on Mac Pros). Graphics drivers capable of running CUDA 8.0 & 6.5 or above. These are bundled with the regular drivers for your NVIDIA GPU. Driver version r361 or above is required. We recommend using the latest graphics drivers, where possible.
Nuke Studio certified hardware
Nuke Studio is currently tested on the HP Z workstation series running CentOS 7 and Windows 10. Nuke Studio 11.0 is compatible with the following certified components with an HP Z840.
Processor2 x Intel Xeon E5-2687Wv3 CPU
RAM128GB DDR4-2133 (8x16GB) 2CPU Registered RAM
Internal system drives1 x HP Z Turbo Drive G2 256GB PCIe
GPUNVIDIA Quadro M6000 12GB
Video monitor outputAJA Kona 4K or BMD DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
Realtime playback is currently tested with the following internal storage accessories:
Drives8 x Samsung SM863 960GB
Dock2 x HP B8K60AA - 4 Bay SSD carrier
Raid cardLSI Megaraid ROC 9270-8i
Raid cable2 x Avago 05-26113-00 0.6 Meter internal cable SFF8643 To X4 SATA HDD (MINI SAS HD)
Raid typeRAID 5, Always write-through, with a 256k Stripe size
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