Adobe Premiere Pro System Requirements

Adobe's legendary video editing program continues to push computers to their limits so do you have the set-up to use it productively?

If you want to do any serious video editing you will have doubtless come across Premiere Pro. You are also probably aware that it is one pretty demanding piece of software when it comes to CPU usage. If you want to render out your videos quickly and efficiently, whether you a creative professional or just tinkering with upping your social media game, it is best to get some idea as to whether you have the set-up capable of getting the most from Adobe Premiere Pro.

Premiere Pro Minimum System Requirements (Windows)


Minimum specifications
ProcessorIntel® 6th Gen or newer CPU – or AMD Ryzen™ 1000 Series or newer CPU
Operating system  Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) version 2004 or later
RAM8 GB of RAM
GPU2 GB of GPU VRAM
For a list of recommended graphic cards, see Recommended graphics cards for Adobe Premiere Pro.
Hard disk space8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (will not install on removable flash storage)
Additional high-speed drive for media
Monitor resolution    
1280 x 800
Sound cardASIO compatible or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
Network storage connection1 Gigabit Ethernet (HD only)

Recommended specifications
ProcessorIntel® 7th Gen or newer CPU – or AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series or newer CPU
Operating system  Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) version 2004 or later
RAM16 GB of RAM for HD media
32 GB for 4K media or higher
GPU4 GB of GPU VRAM
For a list of recommended graphic cards, see Recommended graphics cards for Adobe Premiere Pro.
Hard disk spaceFast internal SSD for app installation and cache
Additional high-speed drive(s) for media
Monitor resolution    1920 x 1080 or greater
Sound cardASIO compatible or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
Network storage connection10 Gigabit ethernet for 4K shared network workflow

Premiere Pro Minimum System Requirements (macOS)


Minimum specifications
ProcessorIntel® 6thGen or newer CPU
Operating system  macOS v10.15 (Catalina) or later
RAM8 GB of RAM
GPU2 GB of GPU VRAM
Hard disk space8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (will not install on removable flash storage)
Additional high-speed drive for media
Monitor resolution    
1280 x 800
Sound cardN/A
Network storage connection1 Gigabit Ethernet (HD only)

Recommended specifications
ProcessorIntel® 6thGen or newer CPU
Operating system  
macOS v10.15 (Catalina) or later
RAM
16 GB of RAM for HD media
32 GB for 4K media or higher
GPU4 GB of GPU VRAM
Hard disk spaceFast internal SSD for app installation and cache
Additional high-speed drive(s) for media
Monitor resolution    
1920 x 1080 or greater
Sound cardN/A
Network storage connection10 Gigabit ethernet for 4K shared network workflow

Premiere Pro VR System Requirements

Head-Mounted displayOperating systemOther requirements
Oculus RiftWindows 10GPU (video adapter):
  • NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD R9 290 equivalents or greater

  • HDMI 1.3 video output (directly on your video adapter)

  • SLI is not supported; at least one GPU must individually meet these specifications

  • Current public GPU driver—a recent driver is required (For more information, see Update Your Graphics Card Driver)

  • CPU (processor): Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater

  • RAM (memory): 8 GB+ RAM

  • USB: At least two (2x) USB 3.0 ports—three (3x) total available USB ports

  • HD (disk space): 4 GB+ free space
HTC ViveWindows 10
27” iMac with Radeon Pro graphics
iMac Pro with Radeon Vega graphics
Mac OS 10.13.3 or later
On Windows:
Processor: Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
Windows Mixed RealityWindows 10On Windows:
Processor: Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater