Dec 27, 2017

Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro — System Requirements

Here are the general Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro System Requirements.

 
Windows:

Windows 10 (64-bit)
• 6th generation Intel Core i7 CPU (i7-6xxx) or AMD Ryzen 7 (or better)
• NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10xx / AMD Radeon RX Vega (or better)
• PCIe 2.0 or higher x4/x8/x16 slot


Please Note:

Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro does not
work with a Mac or OS X in any way.

Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro does not work with any laptop.   You must have a Windows PC with a PCIe 2.0 or higher (x4/x8/x16) slot.

Elgato Game Capture HD software supports Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro, but only up to 1080p60 capture. If you want to capture 4K resolution, or other formats, you will need to use the Elgato 4K Capture Utility software.  If you want to stream 4K video, you will need to use 3rd party software like OBS or XSplit.

 
More Information about Processor (CPU) Type and Speed


To use the basic functionality of Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro, 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 6th Generation Intel Core i7, or a processor from a newer generation that's even more powerful.

Here are lists of 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processors:

https://ark.intel.com/products/series/88392/6th-Generation-Intel-Core-i7-Processors

Pentium and Celeron processors do not meet the minimum specifications.
 

AMD Processors


Many processors made by AMD are also compatible, such as the AMD Ryzen 7 family.  They should be at least as powerful as a 6th Generation Intel Core i7 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 software with Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro, 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 software with Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro, you need have Windows 10 64-bit (any version, with the latest updates).

Elgato Game Capture HD software and Elgato 4K Capture Utility will not run using any version of Windows XP , Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Elgato Game Capture HD and Elgato 4K Capture Utility software will not run using any version of Linux.

Elgato Game Capture HD and Elgato 4K Capture Utility software will not run using any version of the Android OS.