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MODO system requirements

MODO will perform best on newer, more advanced hardware configurations. However, MODO is tested and capable of operating on many older, prior-generation systems. For this reason we list below the minimum requirements, those we recommend, and those on which tests have been performed, so you can make the best decision for your individual requirements.

Officially supported operating systems

  • Mac OS X 10.9.x, 10.10.x and 10.11.x
  • Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • Linux 64-bit operating system (RHEL 5.4+)

Minimum hardware requirements

  • Intel processor(s), Core i3 or higher
  • 10 GB disk space available for full content installation
  • At least 4 GB RAM
  • Display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
  • Three-button mouse
  • Internet connection for product activation and online videos access

The Advanced viewport mode requires an NVIDIA or AMD graphics card with at least 1 GB of graphics memory and drivers that support OpenGL 3.2 or higher.

Recommended system requirements 

This information is our best recommendation for the average user. Requirements vary by usage, and individual users may have different requirements from those listed here.

  • 2.5+ Ghz quad-core processor
  • 250+ GB disk space available for caching and temporary files. SSD is preferable.
  • 16 GB RAM with additional virtual memory*
  • Display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • Three-button mouse
  • An NVIDIA or AMD graphics card with the latest drivers
  • 2+ GB of graphics memory 
  • OpenGL 4.4 or higher support.

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

Tested workstation hardware

These are the configurations that The Foundry have tested with MODO. 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.

If you encounter any issues, contact support.

  • MacPro4, 1
  • Dell T1700
  • MacPro5, 1
  • Dell T3610
  • iMac13, 2
  • Dell T3620
  • MacBookPro10, 1
  • Dell T5810
  • Dell T7610
  • Dell T7910
  • HP Z440
  • Dell Precision Rack 7910
  • HP Z600
  • Dell Precision 5510
  • Dell Precision 7710
  • Dell M2800
  • Dell M6800

AMD prosumer graphics cards AMD enterprise graphics cards
  • Radeon™ Pro Duo
  • FirePro™ W4170

  • Radeon™ HD 1900 XT

  • FirePro™ W5000

  • Radeon™ HD 2400 XT

  • FirePro™ W8000

  • Radeon™ HD 2600 Pro

  • FirePro™ W2100
  • Radeon™ HD 3870

  • FirePro™ W5100
  • FirePro™ W4100
  • FirePro™ W7100
  • FirePro™ W8100
  • FirePro™ W9100
NVIDIA Prosumer Graphics Cards NVIDIA Enterprise Graphics Cards
  • Geforce GTX 680
  • Quadro® K6000
  • Geforce GTX Titan
  • Quadro® K5000
  • Geforce GT 650M
  • Quadro® K4000
  •  M2000 24GB
  • Quadro® K2000
  •  M60000 24GB
  • Quadro® K600
  • Quadro® K5200
  • Quadro® K4200
  • Quadro® K2200
  • Quadro® K620
  • Quadro® M4000
  • Quadro® K1200
  • Quadro® M5000
  • Quadro® M6000