Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing

ID 683472
Date 10/04/2021

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2.1. Minimum Hardware Requirements

Before installing the Intel® Quartus® Prime software, ensure your hardware conforms to these requirements.

The Intel® Quartus® Prime software requires:

  • A Windows* PC or Linux workstation.
    • For the most up-to-date FPGA software operating system requirements, refer to the Operating System Support page of
  • A minimum CPU of 64-bit Intel® Nethalem (2008) or an AMD Bulldozer (2011) microarchitecture processor with SSE4.2 instruction set or later.
  • A monitor capable of at least 1024 x 768 display resolution.
  • At least 36 GB of free disk space to contain copies of uncompressed version installation files. For disk space requirements for individual software components or Intel® FPGA IP cores, refer to the Requirements page on the website, and click the Memory Recommendations tab.
    • The disk space may be significantly more based on the device families included in the install.
    • Prior to installation, the disk space should be enough to hold both zipped tar files and uncompressed installation files.
    • After successful installation, delete the downloaded zipped files to release the disk space.