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.
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Highly Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: 64-bit editions of Windows Vista or newer.
  • CPU: Intel i5/Xeon technology and newer or AMD Ryzen/Threadripper and newer.
  • 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: Must support OpenGL 3.3 or higher and Vulkan 1.1 or higher.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit editions of Windows Vista or newer. (32-bit operating systems are no longer supported.)
  • CPU: Core2duo or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology 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 (WinTab API) pen tablet.
  • Monitor: 1280x1024 monitor resolution with 32-bit color.
  • Video card: Must support OpenGL 3.3 or higher and Vulkan 1.1 or higher.

Highly Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: Mac OSX: 10.14 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: Must support OpenGL 3.3 or higher.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Mac OSX: 10.14 or above.
  • CPU: Core2duo with SSE2 technology 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: Must support OpenGL 3.3 or higher.

iPad Pro and other tablet devices run iOS rather than macOS. ZBrush and ZBrushCore will not run on these devices.

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