Adobe After Effects System Requirements

Bring a little Hollywood to your videos - as long as your computer can handle it.

The go Adobe app in Creative Cloud for special effects and giving your footage that extra pizazz is a CPU-hungry monster. So is it even worth trying to run it on your PC? Let’s have a look at what you are going to need to have any joy at all.

After Effects Minimum System Requirements (Windows)

Processor
Intel or AMD Multi-Core Processor
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows 10 (64 bit) versions 1903 and later. Note: Win version 1607 is not supported.
RAM16 GB minimum (32 GB recommended)
GPU
2GB of GPU VRAM. (4GB or more recommended)

Adobe strongly recommends updating to NVIDIA driver 451.77 or later when using After Effects. Drivers prior to this have a known issue that can lead to a crash.
Hard disk space15GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during
installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
Additional disk space for disk cache (64GB+ recommended)
Monitor resolution1920×1080 or greater display resolution
InternetInternet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.
Apple iMac Pro

After Effects Minimum System Requirements (macOS)

ProcessorIntel and Apple Silicon (Rosetta2 Supported) Multi-Core Processor
Operating systemmacOS versions 10.14, 10.15 or macOS Big Sur 11.0 and later.

macOS Big Sur is supported in After Effects version 17.5.1.
RAM16 GB minimum (32 GB recommended).
GPU2GB of GPU VRAM.
Hard disk space15GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space
required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-
sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
Additional disk space for disk cache (64GB+ recommended)
Monitor resolution1440×900 or greater display resolution
InternetInternet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.
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VR System Requirements

Head Mounted Display (HMD)Operating System
Oculus RiftWindows 10
Windows Mixed RealityWindows 10
HTC ViveWindows 10
27” iMac with Radeon Pro graphics
iMac Pro with Radeon Vega graphics

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