Find the detailed system requirements and recommendations for Adobe Media Encoder for Mac and Windows OS.

System requirements | April 2018 (12.1) release of Media Encoder CC

Windows

  • Multicore processor with 64-bit support required
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64 bit) or Windows 8.1 (64 bit), or Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Supports Windows 10 Creator Edition 
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended)
  • Optional: Adobe-recommended GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

macOS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • macOS X v10.11, v10.12, or v10.13
  • 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB 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)
  • 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended)
  • Optional: Adobe-recommended GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

Recommended AMD and NVIDIA video adapters for GPU acceleration

Windows CUDA:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M               
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M                   
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M                    
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX                    
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680                    
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX                    
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690                    
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770                    
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M                    
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780                    
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M                    
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K1100M                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K2000                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K2100M                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K2200                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K2000M                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K3000M                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K4000                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K4000M                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K4100M                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K4200                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K5000                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K5000M                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K5200                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro K6000                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro M4000                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro M5000                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro M5500                    
  • NVIDIA Quadro M6000                    
  • NVIDIA Tesla K10                    

Mac CUDA:

  • GeForce GTX 675MX
  • GeForce GTX 680
  • GeForce GTX 680MX
  • GeForce GT 750M
  • GeForce GT 755M
  • GeForce GTX 775M
  • GeForce GTX 780M
  • Quadro K5000 

Windows OpenCL:

  • AMD FirePro S7000        
  • AMD FirePro S9000         
  • AMD FirePro W2100      
  • AMD FirePro W4100          
  • AMD FirePro W5000           
  • AMD FirePro W5100           
  • AMD FirePro W7000        
  • AMD FirePro W7100       
  • AMD FirePro W8000          
  • AMD FirePro W8100          
  • AMD FirePro W9000          
  • AMD FirePro W9100          
  • AMD FirePro W4170M          
  • AMD FirePro M5100          
  • AMD FirePro M6100          
  • AMD Radeon R9 280          
  • AMD Radeon R9 280X          
  • AMD Radeon R9 285          
  • AMD Radeon R9 290          
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X          
  • AMD Radeon R9 295X2          
  • AMD Radeon R7 265          
  • AMD Radeon R7260X          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8470          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8550M          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8570          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8570M          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8670          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8670M          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8690M          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8730M          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8740          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8750M          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8760          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8770M          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8790M          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8870          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8950          
  • AMD Radeon HD 8970          
  • Intel® HD Graphics 5000        
  • Intel® HD Graphics 6000        
  • Intel® Iris Graphics 6100        
  • Intel® Iris Pro Graphics 6300      
  • Intel® Iris Pro Graphics P6300      
  • Intel® Iris Graphics 540/550      
  • Intel® Iris Pro Graphics 580      
  • Intel® Iris Pro Graphics P580 

Mac OpenCL:

  • AMD FirePro D300
  • AMD FirePro D500
  • AMD FirePro D700
  • AMD Radeon R9 M290X
  • AMD Radeon R9 M380
  • AMD Radeon R9 M390
  • AMD Radeon R9 M395X
  • Intel® HD Graphics 6000 
  • Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100 
  • Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200

System requirements | October 2017 (12.0) release of Media Encoder CC

Windows

  • Multicore processor with 64-bit support required
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64 bit) or Windows 8.1 (64 bit), or Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Supports Windows 10 Creator Edition 
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended)
  • Optional: Adobe-recommended GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

macOS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • macOS X v10.11, v10.12, or v10.13
  • 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB 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)
  • 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended)
  • Optional: Adobe-recommended GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

Note:

Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy (see http://www.adobe.com/legal.html). Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

System requirements | April 2017 release of Media Encoder CC

Windows

  • Multicore processor with 64-bit support required
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64 bit), Windows 8.1 (64 bit) or Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended)
  • Optional: Adobe-recommended GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

macOS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • macOS X v10.10, v10.11 or v10.12
  • 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB 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)
  • 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended)
  • Optional: Adobe-recommended GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

 

* NOTICE TO USERS: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy. (see http://www.adobe.com/legal.
html) Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

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