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System Requirements

Basic Requirements

OBS Studio requires the following hardware and operating systems to function. Having a compatible system does not guarantee that it is capable of streaming or recording using OBS Studio.

The CPU requirements vary considerably depending on the chosen encoder, resolution, FPS and your scene complexity. Try Tools menu -> Auto Configuration Wizard to find appropriate settings for your hardware and settings.


  • DirectX 10.1 compatible GPU
  • Windows 10, or Windows 11


  • Intel or Apple Silicon CPU
  • OpenGL 3.3-compatible GPU
  • macOS 11 ("Big Sur") or later


  • OpenGL 3.3-compatible GPU
  • X window system or Wayland