Hardware requirements for capturing on Windows 10
All Windows 10 PCs should be able to capture screenshots in games, no matter what video card you have. To capture game clips, however, your PC’s video card must support one of these encoders:
- Intel Quick Sync H.264
- NVidia NVENC
- AMD VCE
To check your video card, 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
For more info, see NVIDIA NVENC Support Matrix.
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 capturing game clips, 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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