Comprehensive Creative Suite 5 and 5.5 Hardware Requirements

April 27th, 2011
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Photoshop CS5 / Photoshop Extended CS5 System Requirements

Photoshop CS5.1 runs 64-bit native on Mac OS X, Microsoft® Windows Vista®, and Windows® 7 platforms. It can also run in 32-bit mode across all platforms, including Windows XP. 64-bit users should realize noticeably greater gains in performance, in some cases as dramatic as ten times the previous speed.

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended); or Windows 7
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
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Dreamweaver CS5.5 System Requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended); Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×800 display with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel® processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 1.8GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1280×800 display with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
Get Illustrator CS5

Illustrator CS5 System Requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
Get InDesign CS5.5

InDesign CS5.5 / InCopy CS5.5 System Requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended); Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
  • 1.6GB (1.3GB for InCopy) of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
  • 2.6GB (1.8GB for InCopy) 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-based storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
Get Flash Professional CS5.5

Flash Professional CS5.5 System Requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended); Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 3.5GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
Get Flash Catalyst CS5.5

Flash Catalyst CS5.5 System Requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
  • 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 (32 bit) or 1.6
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
  • 1GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
Get Fireworks CS5

Fireworks CS5 System Requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended); Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×1024 display with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 1GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1280×1024 display with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
Get Contribute CS5

Contribute CS5 System Requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1,024×768 display (1,280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet Explorer 7 or 8 or Firefox 3 or 3.5 required for the Adobe® Contribute® web browser plug-in
  • Office 2003 or 2007 required for the Microsoft Office plug-in
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 1.4GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1,024×768 display (1,280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Firefox 3 or 3.5 required for the Contribute web browser plug-in
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
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Premiere Pro CS5.5 / Encore CS5.5 System Requirements

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 requires a 64-bit operating system. Premiere Pro CS4 is bundled with the CS5 suites for use when a 64-bit operating system isn’t available. (See how to tell if your PC is running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows, or how to tell if your Intel-based Mac has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor.)

Windows

  • Intel® Core2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required
  • 64-bit operating system required: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or Windows® 7
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
  • 10GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
  • 1280×900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
  • Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
  • Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape for SD/HD workflows
  • OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6.3; Mac OS X v10.6.3 required for GPU-accelerated performance
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
  • 10GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
  • 1280×900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
  • Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
  • Core Audio-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (SuperDrive for burning DVDs; external Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Supported NVIDIA graphics cards for GPU acceleration

  • Quadro CX (Windows)
  • Quadro FX 3800 (Windows)
  • Quadro FX 4800 (Windows and Mac OS)
  • Quadro FX 5800 (Windows)
  • GeForce GTX 285 (Windows and Mac OS)

Visit the NVIDIA website for system requirements and compatibility. The list of graphics cards that are compatible with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS5 is updated on a regular basis – see here for the latest roster of supported cards.

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After Effects CS5.5 System Requirements

Adobe After Effects CS5.5 requires a 64-bit operating system. After Effects CS4 is bundled with the CS5 suites for use when a 64-bit operating system isn’t available. (See how to tell if your PC is running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows, or how to tell if your Intel-based Mac has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor.)

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (Intel Core2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II recommended); 64-bit support required
  • 64-bit operating system required: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or Windows® 7
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 3GB of available hard-disk space plus 2GB of space for optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×1024 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 4GB of available hard-disk space plus 2GB of space for optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
Get Audition CS5.5

Audition CS5.5 System Requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (Intel Core2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II recommended)
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise; or Windows 7
  • 1GB of RAM; 2GB for HDV and HD playback
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×800 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft WDM/MME
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6
  • 1GB of RAM; 2GB for HDV and HD playback
  • 2GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1280×800 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
  • Core Audio-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive (SuperDrive recommended)
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
Get Soundbooth CS5

Soundbooth CS5 System Requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (Intel Core2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II recommended)
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended); Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
  • 1GB of RAM; 2GB for HDV and HD playback
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
  • Microsoft DirectX- or ASIO-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 1GB of RAM; 2GB for HDV and HD playback
  • 2GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1280×900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
  • Core Audio-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive (SuperDrive recommended)
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Get CS5.5 Design Standard

CS5.5 Design Standard System Requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended); or Windows 7
  • 1GB of RAM or more recommended
  • 7.7GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9-capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 1GB of RAM or more recommended
  • 8.2GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
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CS5.5 Design Premium System Requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended); or Windows 7
  • 1GB of RAM or more recommended
  • 9.3GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×800 display with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • Some features in Adobe® Bridge rely on a DirectX 9-capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 (32 bit) or 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 1GB of RAM or more recommended
  • 10.3GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1280×800 display with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
Get CS5.5 Web Premium

CS5.5 Web Premium System Requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 9.1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×800 display (1280×1024 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9-capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 (32 bit) or 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 11.2GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1280×800 display (1280×1024 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
Get CS5.5 Production Premium

CS5.5 Production Premium System Requirements

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and After Effects CS5.5 require a 64-bit operating system. The CS4 versions are bundled with CS5.5 Production Premium for use when a 64-bit operating system isn’t available. (See how to tell if your PC is running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows, or how to tell if your Intel-based Mac has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor.)

Windows

  • 64-bit support required: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (Intel Core2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II recommended); Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Phenom II required for Adobe Premiere® Pro
  • 64-bit operating system required: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended) or Windows 7
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
  • 16.3GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×900 display (1280×1024 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
  • Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro; visit this updated page for the latest list of supported cards
  • Some GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop® require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9-capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM
  • 7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
  • Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape for SD/HD workflows
  • OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 (32 bit) or 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to play back DVD projects exported as SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6.3; Mac OS X v10.6.3 required for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
  • 20.6GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1280×900 display (1280×1024 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
  • Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro; visit this updated page for the latest list of supported cards
  • Some GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • 7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
  • Core Audio-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (SuperDrive for burning DVDs; external Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to play back DVD projects exported as SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services
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CS5.5 Master Collection System Requirements

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and After Effects CS5.5 require a 64-bit operating system. The CS4 versions are bundled with CS5.5 Master Collection for use when a 64-bit operating system isn’t available. (See how to tell if your PC is running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows, or how to tell if your Intel-based Mac has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor.)

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (Intel Core2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II recommended); Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Phenom II required for Adobe® Premiere® Pro
  • Processor with 64-bit support required for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects®
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended); or Windows 7
  • 64-bit edition of Windows Vista or Windows 7 required for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
  • 24.3GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×900 display (1280×1024 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
  • Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro; visit this updated page for the latest list of supported cards
  • Some GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop® Extended require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9-capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM
  • 7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
  • Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape for SD/HD workflows
  • OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime and multimedia features
  • Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files and to play back DVD projects exported as SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6.3; Mac OS X v10.6.3 required for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
  • 26.3GB 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-based storage devices)
  • 1280×900 display (1280×1024 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
  • Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro; visit this updated page for the latest list of supported cards
  • Some GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • 7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
  • Core Audio-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (SuperDrive for burning DVDs; external Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime and multimedia features
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files and to play back DVD projects exported as SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

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