Sharpen AI System Requirements

Software Requirements

Operating System

Windows: Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit only

*As of Jan 14, 2020, Microsoft has ended its support for Windows 7. 

Mac: macOS version 10.12 (Sierra) and above

We currently do not support Linux-based operating systems.

Graphics Drivers and OpenGL

Your system's graphic drivers need to be fully up to date, which you can accomplish by following this guide:

Updating your GPU

Our apps also require OpenGL version 3.3 or later.

Hardware Requirements


  Intel AMD
Minimum Intel i5 or equivalent (3.0GHz and above)  Ryzen 5 or equivalent (3.0GHz and above)
Recommended Intel i7 or greater (4GHz and above)  Ryzen 7 or greater (4GHz and above)

A note on openVINOTopaz Labs apps support Intel's openVINO toolset for high-speed CPU-based rendering. If you are currently using an Intel CPU, you can enable openVINO in the Preferences menu of any of our apps.

GPU/Graphics Card

  Nvidia AMD
Minimum 2GB of dedicated VRAM (GT 740 or greater) 2GB of dedicated VRAM (Radeon 5870 or greater)
Recommended  4GB of dedicated VRAM (GTX 970 or greater)  4GB of dedicated VRAM (Radeon RX 460 or greater)
Optimal  8GB of dedicated VRAM (GTX 1080 or greater)  8GB of dedicated VRAM (Radeon RX 580 or greater)
  • Minimum: Requirements for application to function, users should expect slow performance, large files may cause crashing
  • Recommended: Users should experience no performance issues, though slowness may occur with large files
  • Optimal: Users should not experience any performance issues


Minimum: 8GB

Recommended: 16GB

Optimal: 32GB


A monitor that outputs at a resolution of at least 1024 x 768 is recommended.

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