Hardware and Operating Systems required to operate Maxsurf

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Operating Systems

Windows 11:       Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education 

Windows 10 (64-bit):       Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education 

Windows 8.1 (64-bit):       Standard, Pro, and Enterprise 

Windows 8 (64-bit):         Standard, Pro, and Enterprise 

Note: For Windows 8 and 8.1, you must have the Microsoft KB2919355 installed on your machine. 


The following are the minimum hardware requirements. MAXSURF does not require high speed processor and video. However it is always more productive and enjoyable to have reasonably capable speed and video graphics equipment with plenty of memory and large displays.

Processor:   Intel® or AMD® processor 1.0 GHz or greater. MAXSURF is not supported on a CPU that does not support SSE2.
Maxsurf supports multicore processors with significant performance improvements
Memory:  4 GB minimum, 16 GB recommended. More memory almost always improves performance, particularly when working with larger models.  
Hard Disk:   4 GB free disk space (which includes the 2 GB install footprint for a complete installation)  
Video:  Graphics card which fully supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL with up to date drivers. A stand-alone graphics card with 512 MB of video RAM or higher is recommended. 
Screen:A resolution of at least 1024 x 768 or higher.  

Bentley does not support its software running on Microsoft operating systems versions that Microsoft has “retired”.