System Requirements

Rhino 5 runs on ordinary Windows and Mac desktop and laptop computers with:

1 For Windows

Hardware:

  • 8 GB memory (RAM) or more is recommended.
  • 600 MB disk space.
  • OpenGL 2 capable video card is recommended.
  • No more than 63 CPU Cores.
  • Multiple-button mouse with scroll wheel is recommended.
  • The SpaceNavigator is supported.

  • Apple hardware is supported with Bootcamp.

Operating systems:

  • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, or 7 - recommended
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP (32-bit only) Service Pack 3

Note: Both 32- and 64-bit versions are installed on 64-bit Windows systems.

Internet connection for:

  • Download and installation.
  • License validation.
  • Rhino account for technical support on the forum.

User recommendations:
Since we can't test every possible hardware combination, you can get hardware recommendations from other users...

1 For Mac

Hardware:

  • Apple Mac with an Intel processor.
  • 8 GB memory (RAM) or more is recommended.
  • 600 MB disk space.
  • NVIDIA or AMD graphics processor is recommended.
  • Multiple-button mouse with scroll wheel is recommended for desktop Macs.
  • The SpaceNavigator and SpaceMouse Wireless are supported.

Recommended operating systems:

  • macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • macOS 10.12.6 (Sierra)

Limited support for:

  • OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) or better is required for Grasshopper for Mac beta
  • OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite)
  • OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks)
  • OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)

Internet connection for:

  • Download and installation.
  • License validation.
  • Rhino account for technical support on the forum.

Not supported:

  • Linux
  • Windows NT, 95, 98, ME, or 2000
  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Virtualization systems on OS X such as VMWare and Parallels
  • OS X 10.10.4 (early versions of Yosemite) and any earlier versions