AutoCAD Hardware Requirements

These are the minimum hardware requirements for AutoCAD and every SolidBox laptop and desktop meets these requirements. Most of the SolidBox line of CAD workstations are overkill for AutoCAD. Simple 2D design doesn’t beg much of your computer hardware. Therefore, AutoCAD doesn’t require more than 8GB of RAM, a heafty CPU, or an onboard GPU. However, for large datasets or point cloud models, our Creative Desktop or Mobile series would be perfect companions to your AutoCAD workflow.

Without a workstation that meets or exceeds the minimum hardware requirements for AutoCAD, you risk substantial loss of productivity. Moreover, if your system doesn’t meet the minimum AutoCAD hardware requirements, it could become unstable and result in lost data. Therefore, if you’re unsure about what is best for your use-case, reach out to us. give us a call at 877-697-9269 or email us and we can pair you with the right system.


Autodesk AutoCAD Hardware Requirements, Hardware Requirements for AutoCAD


Minimum SpecsRecommended Specs
Operating Systems64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 and Windows 10.64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 and Windows 10.
Video Card1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Processor2.5–2.9 GHz processor3+ GHz processor
StorageHard drive with at least 7GB freeSSD (Solid State Drive) with at least 7GB free
Monitor Resolution 1920 x 1080 with True ColorResolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64-bit systems (with capable display card)
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse compliant deviceMS-Mouse compliant device