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ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 System Requirements

System requirements for ArcGIS Desktop, including supported operating systems, OS limitations, hardware and software requirements.

Supported operating systemsLatest update or service pack tested
Windows 11 Home, Pro, and Enterprise (64 bit)November 2021 update
Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise (64 bit)September 2021 update
Windows 8.1 Basic, Pro, and Enterprise (64 bit])September 2021 update
Windows Server 2022 Standard and DatacenterSeptember 2021 update
Windows Server 2019 Standard and DatacenterSeptember 2021 update
Windows Server 2016 Standard and DatacenterSeptember 2021 update
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and DatacenterSeptember 2021 update
Windows Server 2012 Standard and DatacenterSeptember 2021 update

Hardware requirements

FeaturesSupported and recommended
CPU speed2.2 GHz minimum; Hyper-threading (HHT) or Multi-core recommended
Platformx86 or x64 with SSE2 extensions
Memory/RAMMinimum: 4 GB, Recommended: 8 GB or higher. ArcGlobe may require 8 GB minimum when used.
Display properties24-bit color depth, Also see Video/Graphics adapter requirements below.*
Screen resolution1024×768 recommended minimum at normal size (96 dpi)
Disk spaceMinimum: 4 GB Recommended: 6 GB or higher. ArcGlobe creates cache files when used. If using ArcGlobe, additional disk space may be required.
Video/Graphics adapter64 MB RAM minimum; 256 MB RAM or higher recommended. NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel chipsets supported.24-bit capable graphics accelerator OpenGL version 2.0 runtime minimum is required, and Shader Model 3.0 or higher is recommended. Be sure to use the latest available drivers.

Software requirements

FeaturesDescription
Python requirementArcGIS requires Python 2.7.18 and Numerical Python 1.16.6 to be installed. If the ArcGIS setup does not find either Python 2.7.18 or Numerical Python (NumPy) 1.16.6 installed on the target computer, Python 2.7.18 and Numerical Python 1.16.6 will be installed during a complete installation.
Microsoft .NET Framework requirementMicrosoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or higher must be installed prior to installing ArcMap.

ArcGIS Pro 3.0 System Requirements

Before installing or upgrading ArcGIS Pro on your machine, ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements to run it.

Verify your computer’s ability to run ArcGIS Pro 3.0.

Supported Operating systems

Operating systemLatest update
Windows 11 Home, Pro, and Enterprise (64 bit)May 2022 update
Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise (64 bit)May 2022 update
Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise (64 bit)May 2022 update
Windows Server 2022 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)May 2022 update
Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)May 2022 update
Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)May 2022 update
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)May 2022 update
Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)May 2022 update

Hardware requirements

FeaturesSupported and recommended
CPUMinimum: 2 cores, Simultaneous multithreading, or hyperthreading, of CPUs typically features two threads per core. A multithreaded 2-core CPU will have four threads available for processing, while a multithreaded 6-core CPU will have 12 threads available for processing.
Recommended: 4 cores
Optimal: 10 cores
Platformx64
StorageMinimum: 32 GB of free space
Recommended: 32 GB or more of free space on a solid-state drive (SSD)
Memory/RAMMinimum: 8 GB
Recommended: 32 GB
Optimal: 64 GB or more
Dedicated (not shared) graphics memoryRecommended: 4 GB or moreIf you’re using a notebook computer with an integrated GPU, consider increasing the system RAM to compensate for the use of shared memory.
Visualization cacheThe temporary visualization cache for ArcGIS Pro can consume up to 32 GB of space, if available, in the user-selected location. By default, the visualization cache is written to the user profile’s \Local sub-folder, so it does not roam with the user profile if roaming profiles are enabled by your system administrator.
DirectX*Minimum: DirectX 11, feature level 11.0, Shader Model 5.0
OpenGL*Minimum: OpenGL 4.3 with the ARB_clip_control and EXT_texture_compression_s3tc extensions.
Recommended: OpenGL 4.5 with the ARB_shader_draw_parameters, EXT_swap_control, EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, and EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic extensions
Screen resolutionMinimum: 1024×768
Recommended: 1080p or higher

Software requirements

SoftwareMinimum requirement
Microsoft .NETMicrosoft .NET Desktop Runtime 6.0.5 – Windows x64

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