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System Requirements and Compatibility with Pro Tools Software versions 2021.12

For optimal performance and reliability, be sure that your computer or laptop meets the following system requirements.

Mac:

  • Intel® Mac with macOS 10.14.6, 10.15.7, 11.6
  • (please find version specific qualifications in the macOS Compatibility Grid below)
  • Pro Tools – M1 (see computer specifications below) or Intel® Core i5 processor
  • Pro Tools | Ultimate – M1 (see computer specifications below) or Intel® Core i5 (specific models only) or Intel® Core i7 processor
  • 16GB RAM (32GB or more recommended)
  • Internet connection for installation
  • 15GB disk space for installation
  • PCIe slot for HDX or HD Native card (incl. one power connection on motherboard),
  • Thunderbolt port for supported PCIe-chassis or HD Native Thunderbolt
  • USB port, FireWire port or Thunderbolt port for CoreAudio-supported audio device

Windows:

  • Intel® PC Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise 64-bit Editions
  • (please find version specific qualifications in the Windows OS Compatibility Grid below)
  • Windows 10 for Workstations supported on Intel® Xeon processor-equipped machines
  • Pro Tools – Intel® Core i5 processor
  • Pro Tools | Ultimate – Intel® Core i9 or Intel® Xeon processor
  • 16GB RAM (32GB or more recommended)
  • Internet connection for installation
  • 15GB disk space for installation
  • PCIe slot for HDX or HD Native card (incl. one power connection on motherboard)
  • USB-port, FireWire-port for ASIO-supported audio device
  • Compatible NVIDIA graphics card (see machine-specific Slot Order & Configuration pages linked below for tested NVIDIA card models)