MATLAB System Requirements

The system requirements for MATLAB will depend on whether you prioritize basic functionality or want to take advantage of more advanced features. Here’s a breakdown of the minimum and recommended specs:

Best laptops for MATLAB

  • Processor
    • Minimum: Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor with two or more cores.
    • Recommended: Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor with four or more cores and AVX2 instruction set support.
  • Operating System
    • Windows 10,11 (64-bit)
    • macOS Monterey (Version 12.6)
    • Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS (64-bit)
  • RAM
    • Minimum: 4 GB
    • Recommended: 8 GB or more
  • Disk Space
    • Minimum: 3.4 GB of disk space for MATLAB only, 5-8 GB for a typical installation.
    • Recommended: An SSD is recommended.
  • Graphics
    • No specific graphics card is required, but a hardware accelerated graphics card supporting OpenGL 3.3 with 1GB GPU memory is recommended.
    • GPU acceleration using Parallel Computing Toolbox requires a GPU that has a compute capability 3.0 or higher.

MATLAB System Requirements Windows 11

To run MATLAB on Windows 11, you basically need:

  • A decent processor (preferably 4 cores or more)
  • At least 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 3.4 GB of free disk space (more for typical use)
  • Windows 11 itself (64-bit)

Fancy graphics card isn’t required, but helps for smoother visuals.

MATLAB System Requirements Windows 10

To run MATLAB on Windows 10, you’ll need a decent laptop or desktop. Here’s the basic rundown:

  • Processor: Aim for a recent Intel or AMD chip with at least 4 cores.
  • RAM: 8 GB is recommended for smooth operation.
  • Storage: Have at least 5 GB of free space, but a solid-state drive (SSD) is ideal.
  • Graphics Card: Not essential, but a good graphics card helps with visuals.

MATLAB System Requirements Mac

  • Processor: Newer Intel processor with at least 4 cores (more cores = better performance)
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM (recommended)
  • Storage: At least 5 GB of free space
  • Operating System: macOS Big Sur (11) or Catalina (10.15)
  • Graphics Card: Not essential, but a good graphics card helps

Basically, a newer Mac with decent specs should run MATLAB well.