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ArchiCAD 14 System Requirements

System:
Windows® XP Professional
(32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows® Vista Business and Ultimate Edition 
(32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows® 7
(32-bit and 64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard,
or 10.6 Snow Leopard
Note: QuickTime 7 or later and Java 6 or later are required to run ArchiCAD.
ArchiCAD installer will automatically install Java 6 (build 1.6.12) and QuickTime 7 if they are not present on your computer.
CPU:
Intel® Pentium 4, or compatible processors with equal or higher performance
Mac: Macintosh® with any Intel® processor*

Multicore processor is recommended to exploit ArchiCAD 14 performance capabilities. Read more about multiprocessing.

*Note: ArchiCAD 14 for Mac is a 32-bit application which runs with either 32-bit or 64-bit processors. The next version of ArchiCAD however will be 64-bit only on Mac, and will not support 32-bit processors. Here you can find out if your Intel-based Mac has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor.

RAM:
2 GB of RAM is required, 4 GB or more is recommended for complex models 
The maximum amount of memory ArchiCAD can use on a 32-bit system is 4GB. Read more about this topic.
Hard Drive:

Minimum of 1 GB free hard disk space is required for a full installation.
Additional 2-3 GB is required for work with complex projects and 3D visualization.

Display:

1024x768 resolution is required
1280x1024 or higher is recommended

Video Card:
Open GL and DirectX 9 compatible graphic card with 256 MB or more on-board video memory is recommended to fully exploit hardware acceleration capabilities. Open GL compatible graphic card with 256 MB or more on-board video memory is recommended to fully exploit hardware acceleration capabilities.
You can find a list of recommended video cards at: http://archicadwiki.com/VideoCardsForArchiCAD14

Requirements for BIM Server

System:
Windows® XP Professional (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows® Vista Business and Ultimate Edition 
(32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows® 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server® 2003, 2008
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard,
or 10.6 Snow Leopard

Mac OS X 10.5 Server and 10.6 Server

64-bit system is highly recommended

Note: QuickTime 7 or later and Java 6 or later are required to run ArchiCAD.
ArchiCAD installer will automatically install Java 6 (build 1.6.12) and QuickTime 7 if they are not present on your computer.

CPU:
Intel® Pentium 4, or higher required
Mac: Macintosh® with any Intel® processor*

Multicore processor is recommended Read more about multiprocessing.

* With 32-bit processors the BIM server will run in 32-bit mode. We recommend 64-bit processors, which enable the BIM Server to run in 64-bit mode. Here you can find out if your Intel-based Mac has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor.

RAM:

4 GB of RAM is required, 8 GB or more is recommended 
Read more about this topic

Hard Drive:

Minimum of 1 GB free hard disk space is required for a full installation.
Additional 2-3 GB is required per project.