Adobe Illustrator System Requirements 2023 (Desktop & iPad)

Sneha Zacharia

21/10/2022

5 min read

Post-Production

Adobe Illustrator System Requirements 2023 (Desktop & iPad)

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics software that’s renowned and used internationally by designers and creators. Illustrator can be used to create illustrations, digital graphics, and typography for every kind of media; web, video, interactive, mobile and print. 

Before you go get started with your illustrations and vector graphics make sure you have the right system requirements for Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe Illustrator System Requirements Desktop

System Requirements vary depending on your operating system. 

Windows

We’ve listed both the minimum and recommended system requirements for you. 

  • Processor: Multicore Intel processor (with 64-bit support) with SSE 4.2 or later/ AMD Athlon 64 processor with SSE 4.2 or newer versions.
  • Operating system: Windows 11 and Windows 10 (64-bit) versions V21H1, and V20H2.

Windows Server versions V1607 (2016) and V1809 (2019)

  • RAM:8GB minimum; 16 GB recommended
  • Hard Disk Space: Make sure you have 2GB available for installation; we recommend SSD.
  • Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 768 display (1920 x 1080 recommended)

If you wish to use the Touch workspace in Illustrator, you must have a touch-screen-enabled tablet/monitor running Windows 10 (Microsoft Surface Pro 3 recommended)

  • Graphics Card: minimum of 1 GB of VRAM (4 GB recommended). Supported GPUs 
  • Internet: Internet connection and registration are necessary for software activation, validation, and access to online services. 

macOS

We’ve listed both the minimum and recommended system requirements for you. 

  • Processor: Multicore Intel processor (with 64-bit support) with SSE 4.2 or later.
  • Operating system: macOS version 12.0 (Monterey), macOS version 11 (Big Sur),

macOS version 10.15 (Catalina)

  • RAM:8GB minimum; 16 GB recommended.
  • Hard Disk Space: Make sure you have 2GB available for installation; we recommend SSD.
  • Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 768 display (1920 x 1080 recommended).
  • Graphics Card: For optimum GPU Performance, your Mac should have a minimum of 1024 MB of VRAM (2 GB recommended), and your computer must support Metal.
  • Internet: Internet connection and registration are necessary for software activation, validation, and access to online services. 
  • Operating System: iPadOS 14 or newer versions
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB of available hard disk space for installation.
  • Internet: Internet connection and registration  is necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services
  • Stylus: Apple pencil (1st Generation), Apple pencil (2nd Generation)

Conclusion

You’ll notice that Adobe Illustrator is only available for macOS, Windows and the iPad. That being said, if you want to let go of worrying about any of these system requirements. Head on over to Postudio. Where you can access Adobe Illustrator and other post-production software. All you need is a browser and a good connection to the internet. 

FAQs

Can Adobe Illustrator run on all types of OS?

Adobe Illustrator can run on Windows, macOS, and iPads with iOS 14 

Can Adobe Illustrator run on a 32-bit OS?

Sadly no, Adobe Illustrator requires a 64-bit OS to run efficiently and smoothly. 

Which is the best CPU for Adobe Illustrator?

The AMD Ryzen 5000 series is considered to be great for Illustrator as they give you amazing performance for a reasonable price. 

Which is the best GPU for Adobe Illustrator?

Minimum of 1 GB of VRAM (4 GB recommended). For optimum GPU Performance, your Mac should have a minimum of 1024 MB of VRAM (2 GB recommended), and your computer must support Metal.

How much RAM does Illustrator Require?

The minimum RAM requirement for Windows and macOS to run Illustrator is 8 GB. With 16GB recommended and 4GB RAM required for the iPad.

What is the Minimum Monitor Resolution required for Adobe Illustrator?

1024 x 768 display is the minimum monitor resolution. (1920 x 1080 recommended)

Can I work Offline on Adobe Illustrator?

It’s possible to work offline on Adobe Illustrator if you have your work stored offline on your device. 

Does Adobe Illustrator Run on Handheld Devices?

Illustrator is supported on Desktop and iPad.

Does Adobe Illustrator Support All Types Of Browsers?

Illustrator supports Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari

Is a 3 Button Mouse a must when working with Adobe Illustrator?

No, a 3 Button Mouse isn’t compulsory when working with Adobe Illustrator. You can manage well with your trackpad or keyboard shortcuts. Just use whatever you’re comfortable with and create!

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