Recommended System Requirements

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Ensure that your computer/server meets the system requirements detailed below, prior to installing Altium software.

Altium Designer

Below are the recommended and minimum system requirements to install and run Altium Designer.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor or equivalent
  • 8GB RAM
  • 10GB hard disk space (Install + User Files)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640 series or AMD® Radeon® HD 7770, 1024MB (or more) graphics card or better, supporting DirectX 9.0c and Shader model 3 (or later)
  • Dual monitors with at least 1680x1050 (widescreen) or 1600x1200 (4:3) screen resolution
  • USB2.0 port if connecting to 3D Mouse, a NanoBoard-NB2 or a NanoBoard-3000
  • DVD-Drive
  • Adobe® Reader® (8 or later)
  • Internet Connection
  • Up to date Web browser
  • Microsoft Excel (required for Bill of Materials templates)
  • Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows 7 32-bit
  • Intel® Core™ i3 processor or equivalent
  • 4GB RAM
  • 3.5GB hard disk space (Install + User Files)
  • Intel integrated graphics HD4000 or equivalent, supporting DirectX 9.0c and Shader model 3 (or later)
  • Main monitor 1280x1024 screen resolution at no greater than 100% DPI scaling
  • Strongly recommended: second monitor with minimum 1280x1024 resolution at 100% DPI scaling
  • USB2.0 port (if connecting to a Nanoboard-NB2 or NanoBoard-3000)
  • DPI Scaling Support

    The following table shows the maximum DPI Scaling supported, based on the vertical resolution of the monitor being used.

    Monitor Vertical Resolution (pixels) Maximum DPI Scaling Supported
    1024 to 1200 100%
    1600 125%
    1800 200%
    2K and above 250%

    The Size of the Design

    The system requirements detailed above are for a medium-sized PCB design, for example up to 1000 components and up to 1000 nets. If your designs have a larger number of components and/or nets, then consider upgrading the processor family (for example, upgrade an i5 to an i7).

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