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Hardware requirements for Game DVR on Windows 10

To record game clips with Game DVR on Windows 10, your PC’s video card must support one of these encoders:

  • Intel Quick Sync H.264
  • NVidia NVENC
  • AMD VCE

To check the video card on your PC, go to the search box on the taskbar and search for “device manager.” In Device Manager, expand Display adapters

Video cards that support NVidia NVENC include:

  • Most GeForce 600 series or later
  • Most Quadro K series or later

Please refer to NVIDIA NVENC Support Matrix for more details.

You always have the option to take a screenshot of your game, even if you don’t have one of these cards.

If your PC can’t record game clips, you’ll get a message like this when you try to make one:

Sorry, this PC doesn't meet the hardware requirements for recording clips.

In that case, do one of the following:

  • Get the latest driver for your current video card (if your PC has more than one video card, make sure the drivers are up to date for both)
  • Install one of the video cards listed here

If your PC has multiple video cards and only one supports Game DVR, make sure you’re using the monitor connected to that card when you record your game.

If you have a supported video card whose driver is up to date and you still can’t record games, open Feedback Hub (a Windows 10 app) and add feedback so we can investigate.

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