Hardware Requirements


For hardware and software requirements of Corona Renderer visit our official website: Getting Started


Up to Corona Renderer 1.7 hotfix 2, the universal installer has contained two versions of the plugin – standard and legacy:

  • The standard version uses SSE4.1 instructions set to achieve maximum speed on modern Intel (i3/i5/i7 or newer Core 2) and AMD (Bulldozer architecture and newer) CPUs.

  • The legacy version should run on all CPUs from the last decade, but it is about 20% slower.


From Corona Renderer 2 onward, the legacy version will no longer be offered, and you will need a CPU that supports the SSE4.1 instruction set (that is, any processor from within the last 10 years). Here is a list of compatible CPUs. We will continue to support running the Licensing Server on legacy CPUs, but this will be only the Licensing Server (the computer won’t be able to be used for rendering).