3ds Max Certified Hardware

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These links provide you with a list of certified systems for Autodesk applications. If you want to purchase hardware that is certified by Autodesk to optimally run our software, you should choose from these hardware configurations. The hardware vendors currently part of Autodesk Media & Entertainment's certification program are NVIDIA, ATI/AMD, HP (Hewlett-Packard), Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Boxx, Wacom and Fujitsu.

Autodesk has endeavored to test those configurations provided below for compatibility with Autodesk products, but cannot guarantee the currency or accuracy of the following information, or that any given configuration will provide the results sought.

Currently Supported Versions

Graphic Cards

Released Date Microsoft Windows
3ds Max 2015 / 3ds Max Design 2015 April 2014 Graphics Hardware
3ds Max 2014 / 3ds Max Design 2014 April 2013 Graphics Hardware
3ds Max 2013 / 3ds Max Design 2013 April 2012 Graphics Hardware
3ds Max 2012 / 3ds Max Design 2012
and
3ds Max 2012 / 3ds Max Design 2012
Subscription Advantage Pack
Readme first


September 2011
Graphics Hardware
3ds Max 2011 / 3ds Max Design 2011
and
3ds Max 2011 / 3ds Max Design 2011
Subscription Advantage Pack
Readme first
April 2010


September 2010
XP Pro, Vista & Win7
3ds Max 2010 / 3ds Max Design 2010 SP1
Readme First
August 2009 XP Pro, Vista & Win7 *
3ds Max 2010 / 3ds Max Design 2010
Readme First
April 2009 XP Pro SP2/SP3 & Vista Business SP1
3ds Max 2009 / 3ds Max Design 2009
Readme First
March 2008 XP Pro SP2 & Vista Business SP1

Workstations & Laptops

Released Date Microsoft Windows
3ds Max 2015 / 3ds Max Design 2015 April 2014 System Hardware
3ds Max 2014 / 3ds Max Design 2014 April 2013 System Hardware
3ds Max 2013 / 3ds Max Design 2013 April 2012 System Hardware
3ds Max 2012 / 3ds Max Design 2012


3ds Max 2012 / 3ds Max Design 2012
Subscription Advantage Pack

April 2011



September 2011
XP Pro, Vista, Win7



XP Pro, Vista, Win7

3ds Max 2011 / 3ds Max Design 2011
and
3ds Max 2011 / 3ds Max Design 2011
Subscription Advantage 2011
April 2010

September 2010
XP Pro, Vista, Win7
3ds Max 2010 / 3ds Max Design 2010 SP1 August 2009 XP Pro, Vista & Win7 *
3ds Max 2010 / 3ds Max Design 2010 April 2009 XP Pro SP2/SP3, Vista Business SP1 & Bootcamp (MacINTEL)
3ds Max 2009 / 3ds Max Design 2009 March 2008 XP Pro SP2 & Vista Business SP1

Tablets

Released Date Microsoft Windows
3ds Max 2015 April 2014 Coming soon
3ds Max 2014 April 2013 Coming soon
3ds Max 2013 April 2012 Coming soon
3ds Max 2012 April 2011 -
3ds Max 2011 April 2010 XP Pro, Vista, Win7
3ds Max 2010 / 3ds Max Design 2010 SP1 August 2009 XP Pro, Vista & Win7 *

Workstations & Laptops

Released Date Microsoft Windows
3ds Max 2008 Oct 2007 XP Pro & Vista Ultimate
3ds Max 9.0 N/A XP Pro SP2 & Vista

*Microsoft Windows 7 operating system is not officially supported by the Autodesk products listed in this document. Autodesk is however in the process of testing those application and will be providing preliminary results on the hardware certification pages shortly

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