Jun 30, 2017

Elgato Game Capture HD60 System Requirements


Here are the general Elgato Game Capture HD60 System Requirements.
 
Mac:

• macOS Sierra 10.12, or later
• 2nd generation Intel Core i5 CPU (i5-2xxx or comparable), 2 Ghz or higher, before Turbo Boost
• 4GB Total Installed RAM (or higher)
• Built-in USB 2.0 port
 
Windows:

• Windows 10 (64-bit)
• 2nd generation Intel Core i5 CPU (i5-2xxx or comparable), 2 Ghz or higher, before Turbo Boost
• Sound card (if your laptop can play sound, then it meets this requirement)
• 4GB Total Installed RAM (or higher)
• Built-in USB 2.0 port

To use Stream Command with the Elgato Game Capture HD 2.0 software:

• 2nd generation Intel Core i7 CPU (i7-2xxx or comparable), 2 Ghz or higher, before Turbo Boost
• Windows 10 (64 Bit)

Stream Command for Mac available in version 2.5 and above.

 
More Information about Processor (CPU) Type and Speed


To use the basic functionality of Elgato Game Capture HD60, including video capture and editing, your CPU needs to be multi-core.  It needs to have two or more cores.


Intel Processors


If you are using an Intel CPU, it should be a 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 or 2nd Generation Intel Core i7, or a processor from a newer generation that's even more powerful.

Here are lists of 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 and 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors:

http://ark.intel.com/products/family/59134/2nd-Generation-Intel-Core-i5-Processors#@All

http://ark.intel.com/products/family/59136/2nd-Generation-Intel-Core-i7-Processors#@All

A processor with a suffix like "U" (Ultra-low voltage) or "M" is not always recommended, since it will have significantly lower performance. They might seem to be powerful, but the U or M suffix indicates that they have much lower performance than other processors in that family or generation.

Many Pentium, Celeron, or i3 processors do not meet the minimum specifications.  Check the benchmarks of your processor to see how they compare to 2nd generation i5 or i7 processors.

All Mac models later than Early-2011 are compatible.  See this list for the particular models:
 

AMD Processors


Many processors made by AMD are also compatible.  They should be at least as powerful as the 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 or 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors.

To compare AMD processors to the Intel processors mentioned above, you can use benchmarks like those found here:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/

 
More Information about Total Installed RAM


To use the basic functionality of Elgato Game Capture HD, including video capture and editing, your total amount of installed RAM needs to be 4GB or higher.

If you have less than 4GB of installed RAM, then there will be various problems that will not be solvable, such as incorrect playback or capture.  Such a low amount of RAM is not supported in any way. The only remedy would be to install more RAM.

 
More Information about Operating Systems


To use Elgato Game Capture HD 2.0 software, you need have one of the following operating systems.

OS X 10.9 Mavericks (any version, with the latest update recommended)
Windows 7 (Service Pack 1, with the latest service pack recommended)
Windows 8 (any version, with the latest service pack recommended)

Elgato Game Capture HD 2.0 software will not run using any version of Windows XP or Windows Vista.

Elgato Game Capture HD 2.0 software will not run using any version of Windows RT (for Surface tablets).

Elgato Game Capture HD 2.0 software will not run using any version of Linux.

Elgato Game Capture HD 2.0 software will not run using any version of the Android OS.

Elgato Game Capture HD 2.0 software will not run using any version of iOS.

Elgato Game Capture HD 2.0 software will not run using the Google Chromium OS of a Google Chromebook.


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