ZBrush and ZBrushCore are CPU-based software, meaning that a special video card is not required to get the best results when running the applications. ZBrush and ZBrushCore will work on most computers running Mac OSX and Windows. Simply make sure that your system meets or exceeds the following minimum requirements.
ZBrush

Highly Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: 64-bit editions of Windows Vista or newer.
  • CPU: Intel i5/i7/Xeon technology or AMD equivalent.
  • RAM: 8 GB required for working with multi-million poly models. (16+ GB preferred.)
  • HDD: 100 GB of free hard drive space for ZBrush and its scratch disk. (SSD drive highly recommended.)
  • Pen Tablet: Wacom or Wacom compatible. (WinTab API.)
  • Monitor: 1920x1080 monitor resolution or higher with 32-bit color.
  • Video card: All types.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit editions of Windows Vista or newer. (32-bit operating systems are no longer supported.)
  • CPU: Pentium or equivalent AMD.
  • RAM: 4 GB (6+ GB strongly recommended)
  • HDD: 8 GB of free hard drive space for ZBrush and its scratch disk.
  • Pen Tablet: Mouse or Wacom compatible (WinTab API) pen tablet.
  • Monitor: 1280x1024 monitor resolution with 32-bit color.
  • Video card: All types.

Highly Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: Mac OSX: 10.8 or above.
  • CPU: Intel i5/7/Xeon technology.
  • RAM: 8 GB required for working with multi-million polys. (16+ GB preferred.)
  • HDD: 100GB of free hard drive space ZBrush and its scratch disk. (SSD drive highly recommended.)
  • Pen Tablet: Wacom or Wacom compatible. (Carbon API.)
  • Monitor: 1920x1080 monitor resolution or higher with millions of colors.
  • Video card: All types.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Mac OSX: 10.8 or above.
  • CPU: Pentium or better.
  • RAM: 4 GB (6+ GB strongly recommended)
  • HDD: 8 GB of free hard drive space for ZBrush and its scratch disk.
  • Pen Tablet: Mouse or Wacom compatible (Carbon API) pen tablet.
  • Monitor: 1280x1024 monitor resolution with millions of colors.
  • Video card: All types.
ZBrushCore

Highly Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: 64-bit editions of Windows Vista or newer.
  • CPU: Intel i5/7/Xeon technology or AMD equivalent.
  • RAM: 8 GB required for working with multi-million-polys. 16+ GB recommended.
  • HDD: 100GB of hard drive free-space for the scratch disk and the application. SSD drive highly recommended for ZBrushCore and its scratch disk.
  • Pen Tablet: Wacom or Wacom compatible.
  • Monitor: 1920x1200 monitor resolution or higher (32-bit color)
  • Video card: All types.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit editions of Windows Vista or newer.
  • CPU: Core2duo or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology or better.
  • RAM: 4 GB (6+ GB strongly recommended)
  • HDD: 8 GB of hard drive free-space for the scratch disk and the application.
  • Pen Tablet: Mouse or Wacom (or Wacom compatible) pen tablet.
  • Monitor: 1280x1024 monitor resolution (32-bit color).
  • Video card: All types.

Highly Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: Mac OSX: 64-bit editions of 10.8 or above.
  • CPU: Intel i5/7/Xeon technology.
  • RAM: 8 GB required for working with multi-million-polys. 16+ GB recommended.
  • HDD: 100GB of hard drive free-space for the scratch disk and the application. SSD drive highly recommended for ZBrushCore and its scratch disk.
  • Pen Tablet: Wacom or Wacom compatible.
  • Monitor: 1920x1200 monitor resolution or higher (32-bit color)
  • Video card: All types.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Mac OSX: 64-bit editions of 10.8 or above.
  • CPU: Core2duo or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology or better.
  • RAM: 4 GB (6+ GB strongly recommended)
  • HDD: 8 GB of hard drive free-space for the scratch disk and the application.
  • Pen Tablet: Mouse or Wacom (or Wacom compatible) pen tablet.
  • Monitor: 1280x1024 monitor resolution (32-bit color).
  • Video card: All types.

If you are looking for a computer optimized for ZBrush, these are the key elements to keep in mind: