Parallels Desktop for Mac App Store Edition system requirements

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To install and set up Parallels Desktop for Mac App Store Edition, you need:

To run most applications such as Microsoft Office, accounting, trading, SAP, Matlab and more
Best Performance
For graphics-intensive applications, high loads and running multiple virtual machines

Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, Intel Core M or Xeon processor

Intel Core i5, Core i7, Core i9 or Xeon processor
Memory 4 GB of RAM 16 GB of RAM or more

500 MB for Parallels Desktop application installation

Additional disk space for the guest operating system (at least 16 GB is required for Windows 10)


SSD drive
Graphics Intel, AMD Radeon or NVIDIA AMD Radeon Pro graphics card
Operating System

macOS 11.0 Big Sur (when released)

macOS Catalina 10.15.5 or newer
macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or newer

macOS Big Sur 11.0 (when released)

macOS Catalina 10.15.5 or newer

DirectX 11 requires at least macOS Mojave 10.14, but works best on macOS 10.15.3 Catalina or newer.

Internet connection is required for product activation, updates and select features.

Supported Guest Operating Systems:

*Only the version downloaded with help of the Installation Assistant with Parallels Desktop.

** Parallels tools are not available for this operating system

Parallels Tools for Linux require X Window System version 1.15-1.20 and Linux Kernel version 2.6.29-5.5.

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