The following memory and processor requirements apply to all editions of SQL Server:
SQL Server requires a minimum of 6 GB of available hard-disk space.
Disk space requirements will vary with the SQL Server components you install. For more information, see Hard Disk Space Requirements later in this article. For information on supported storage types for data files, see Storage Types for Data Files.
SQL Server requires Super-VGA (800x600) or higher resolution monitor.
Internet functionality requires Internet access (fees may apply).
Express Editions: 512 MB
All other editions: 1 GB
Express Editions: 1 GB
All other editions: At least 4 GB and should be increased as database size increases to ensure optimal performance.
Minimum: x64 Processor: 1.4 GHz
Recommended: 2.0 GHz or faster
x64 Processor: AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support
Note : Installation of SQL Server is supported on x64 processors only. It is no longer supported on x86 processors.
* The minimum memory required for installing the Data Quality Server component in Data Quality Services (DQS) is 2 GB of RAM, which is different from the SQL Server minimum memory requirement. For information about installing DQS, see Install Data Quality Services.
The following requirements apply to all installations:
Windows 10 TH1 1507 or greater
Windows Server 2016 or greater
Minimum operating systems includes minimum .NET framework.
Supported operating systems for SQL Server have built-in network software. Named and default instances of a stand-alone installation support the following network protocols: Shared memory, Named Pipes, and TCP/IP.
SQL Server Setup installs the following software components required by the product: