Nov 09, 2017

Elgato Game Capture HD60 System Requirements


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

• macOS Sierra 10.12, or later
• 4th generation Intel Core i5 CPU (i5-4xxx 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)
• 4th generation Intel Core i5 CPU (i5-4xxx 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

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 four or more cores.


Intel Processors


If you are using an Intel CPU, it should be a 4th Generation Intel Core i5, or a processor from a newer generation that's even more powerful.

Here are lists of 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processors:

http://ark.intel.com/products/family/75024/4th-Generation-Intel-Core-i5-Processors#@All

A processor with a suffix like "U" (Ultra-low voltage) or "M" is not recommended, since it will have significantly lower performance.  For example, i7-4510U might seem to be powerful, but the U suffix indicates that it has much lower performance than other i7 processors.

Pentium, Celeron, or i3 processors do not meet the minimum specifications.

AMD Processors


Many processors made by AMD are also compatible.  They should be at least as powerful as a 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processor.

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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