What are the system requirements for Smaart?

What are the system requirements for Smaart?

Smaart is available for both the Windows® and macOS® operating systems. Besides the obvious OS differences, the two versions are exactly the same in functionality, look and operation. Below are the minimum hardware / OS requirements for the latest version of Smaart. System requirements for legacy versions of Smaart can be found here

Minimum requirements are established to ensure reasonable performance when default settings are used. Consider a more powerful computer if you plan to use large FFT sizes, or run many measurements at the same time.

Newer OS versions are compatible unless otherwise stated; otherwise, please click out this support article for information on compatible operating systems. Please also make sure that all video, audio, and other hardware drivers on your system are fully up-to-date before using Smaart.

If you are unsure whether your system meets these requirements, we highly recommend downloading the Demo and verifying that your system can perform the desired measurements prior to purchasing a license.


Minimum Req. Windows (64-bit only*) macOS
Oldest Supported OS Version Windows 10 macOS 10.14 (Mojave)***
Processor / CPU     6th gen Intel Core i5 or similar/newer      6th gen Intel Core i5 or similar/newer (2015 or newer)      
Any Apple Silicon (M Series)
Memory / RAM 4GB 4GB
Graphics Hardware supporting DirectX 12 ** Any (if above reqs. are met)
Display 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
Sound ASIO® or WAV/WDM drivers  Core Audio drivers


Smaart does not support “Windows on ARM”

** Must support Feature Level 12 / WDDM 2.0+; click here for more information

*** High Sierra no longer supported as of v9.1.6

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