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System requirements


Officially supported operating systems

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) or above
  • Windows 7 64-bit, or above
  • Linux 64-bit (Fedora 12 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4)
A note for Linux users: Some newer Linux distributions have changed their network device configuration handling and do not work with MARI without some configuration changes. Known affected distributions at this time include Fedora 16, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and CentOS 6 on certain, notably Dell, hardware. Please see our support FAQs for more information.

Minimum hardware requirements

  • Quad-core processor
  • 250GB disk space available for caching and temporary files (or a minimum of 50GB if you're working on a small project)
  • At least 4GB RAM
  • Display with 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution
  • An NVIDIA or AMD graphics card with at least 1GB of RAM and OpenGL 3.2 Support (see ‘Tested graphics cards’ below) Please note that you need Mac OSX 10.9 or higher to run Mari on Mac with AMD cards.

Displacement preview is currently only available on the cards and drivers that support OpenGL 4.0 or newer.


Virtual memory requirements

It is recommended that virtual memory be available for MARI to use, especially when handling large projects. The use of virtual memory improves stability, helping to prevent data loss on large projects.


Tested graphics cards for Mac OSX

  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
  • NVIDIA Quadro (Fermi Series) 4000

Tested graphics cards for Windows and Linux

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
  • NVIDIA Quadro (Fermi Series) 4000
  • NVIDIA Quadro (Fermi Series) 5000
  • NVIDIA Quadro (Fermi Series) 6000
  • NVIDIA Quadro K2000
  • NVIDIA Quadro K4000
  • NVIDIA Quadro K5000
  • AMD FirePro W7000
  • AMD FirePro W8000
  • AMD FirePro W9000
  • AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • AMD Radeon HD 7950

Please download and install the latest graphics driver for your card from the NVIDIA or AMD websites. Please ensure that you are using 8.982.8.1 drivers or higher for AMD cards.

Due to the number of cards available in the market, we are unable to test every card and, therefore, cannot officially qualify all of them individually. However, If your machine/GPU specifications meet the requirements mentioned, theoretically MARI should work fine for you.

If you encounter any issues, please contact support@thefoundry.co.uk.