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Which PC or Mac should I purchase to use with Rhino?

Help with choosing a Graphics Card and Hardware requirements.

Please note that these requirements are different from those listed by McNeel. Our suggestions represent practical recommendations for professional users and are based on new Apple hardware and Windows PC specifications available at the time of writing.

Below is a brief summary of recommended minimum specifications, there is much more detail on the pages we have linked to below:

Rhino for Windows - Hardware and Operating Systems, Guidance and Requirements
Rhino for Mac - Hardware and Operating Systems, Guidance and Requirements

So, for detailed guidance follow the links above, but for instant info you can read on.


Our suggested mid-level practical system requirements for a new desktop machine for Rhino 8 for Windows are as follows:

Intel Core i7 or AMD equivalent CPU
NVIDIA T1000 GPU
16 GB RAM -32GB preferred
250 GB SSD
2TB HD
Windows 11 Professional


Our suggested practical system requirements for Rhino 8 for Mac are as follows:

Mac with M1 Pro, M2 Pro, or M3 Pro processor.
At least 16GB Universal Memory - 32GB preferred.

macOS Operating Systems supported by Rhino v8:

macOS 14 (Sonoma)
macOS 13 (Ventura)
macOS 12.4 (Monterey)

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