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<section begin="intro" />XBMC needs a 3D capable GPU graphics hardware controller for all rendering. The required 3D GPU chips are common today in most modern computers, and even some set-top boxes. XBMC runs well on what (by Intel Atom standards) are relatively underpowered OpenGL 1.3 (with GLSL support), OpenGL ES 2.0 or Direct3D (DirectX) 9.0 capable systems that are IA-32/x86, x86-64, ARM, or PowerPC (G4 or later) CPU based.
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When software decoding of a Full HD 1080p high-definition video is performed by the system CPU, a dual-core 2 GHz or better CPU is required in order to allow for perfectly smooth playback without dropping frames or giving playback a jerky appearance. XBMC can however offload most of the video decoding process onto GPU graphics hardware controller that supports one of the following types of hardware-accelerated video decoding: Intel's VAAPI, Nvidia's VDPAU, AMD's XvBA, Microsoft's DXVA, Apple's VDADecoder/VideoToolBox, OpenMAX, and Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Media Accelerator. By taking advantage of such hardware-accelerated video decoding, XBMC can run well on most inexpensive, low-power systems which contain a modern GPU.<section end="intro" />
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{{forum link2|A great place to discuss and ask about what hardware is good for XBMC is the [[forumtopic:112|Hardware for XBMC subforum]]}}
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=Supported hardware by OS=
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==iOS==
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{{see also|iOS FAQ}}
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===ATV2===
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<section begin="ATV2" />
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*If you have a [[forum:99315|jailbroken]] [[Apple TV 2]] running [[w:IOS version history#Version history: Apple TV (2nd generation) onwards|versions 4.1 to 4.4.4]] then use '''[[HOW-TO:Install XBMC on Apple TV 2#ATV 4.x|these instructions]]'''
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*If you have a [[forum:99315|jailbroken]] [[Apple TV 2]] running [[w:IOS version history#Version history: Apple TV (2nd generation) onwards|versions 5.0 and up]] then use '''[[HOW-TO:Install XBMC on Apple TV 2#ATV 5.x|these instructions]]'''
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*If you haven't updated your ATV, it is highly recommended to stay on ATV software version on or before 4.3 due to 4.3 being more efficient and giving XBMC more system resources.
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*Look [[IOS FAQ#ATV2 version|here]] to find out which version you are currently running.<section end="ATV2" />
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===iDevices===
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<section begin=iDevices />*To '''[[HOW-TO:Install XBMC on iPad/iPhone/iPod touch|install XBMC for iOS]]''' you must have a jailbroken [[w:iDevice|iDevice]] running iOS 4.x or higher.
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*For hardware: iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 3rd gen (16GB and 32GB models only), iPod touch 4th gen.<section end=iDevices />
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==Linux==
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{{See also|Linux FAQ}}
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===Desktop===
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<section begin="Linux" />{{cleanup}}
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* x86 (Intel/AMD-based) processor computer capable of booting to CD-ROM.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_4 Intel Pentium 4], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_M Intel Pentium M], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon_64 AMD Athlon XP/64], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opteron AMD Opteron], or newer CPU (that support [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streaming_SIMD_Extensions SSE]).
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** Fast modern dual-core processor is required to decode H.264 videos in FullHD (1080p) unless you have hardware video decoding (see GPU requirements below).
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:** For clarification; XBMC for Linux does not work on the Xbox game-console.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon ATI/AMD], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_GMA Intel], or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce NVIDIA] (recommended) graphic controller which supports [[XBMC for Linux specific FAQ|OpenGL 2.0 or later]].
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon ATI Radeon R420 (X800)] or newer supported, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon ATI Radeon R700 (HD 4000)] or newer recommended.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_GMA Intel GMA 950 (945G)] or newer supported, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_GMA Intel GMA X4500HD (G45)] or newer recommended.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce NVIDIA GeForce 6-Series] and newer supported, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce GeForce 8-Series] and newer recommended.<section end="Linux" />
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===ARM/embedded===
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==Mac OS X==
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{{see also|Mac FAQ}}
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<section begin="Mac OS X" />*XBMC v11 runs on Mac OS X 10.4.x (Tiger) and later on both Intel and PPC Macs (G4 and above), as well as the [[Apple TV 1]] (silver). [[Apple TV 2]] (black) does not run XBMC for Mac, it runs [[XBMC for iOS specific FAQ|XBMC for iOS]].
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*XBMC v12 and [[nightly builds]] and up will require Mac OS X 10.6 and only run on Intel Macs. For the Apple TV 1 you will need to use a [[HOW-TO:Install XBMC on Apple TV 1 (Linux)|Linux-based OS]] to run XBMC v12 and nightly builds.<section end="Mac OS X" />
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==Windows==
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{{See also|Windows FAQ}}
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<section begin="Windows" />* OS minimum supported: Windows XP with Service Pack 3.
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* OS recommended: Windows 7, which is required for hardware video decoding.
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* ''Windows Home Server and Windows Server are not supported but have been reported to work with some tweaks.''
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*For end-users the recommended minimum requirement is a [[w:X86|x86-based computer]], with a Graphic adapter that supports [[w:DirectX|DirectX version 9.0c]].
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* x86 (Intel/AMD-based) processor with [[w:Streaming SIMD Extensions|SSE]] support.
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** [[w:Pentium 4|Intel Pentium 4]], [[w:Pentium M|Intel Pentium M]], [[w:Intel Atom|Intel Atom]] or better CPU.
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** [[w:Athlon 64|AMD Athlon XP/64]], [[w:Opteron|AMD Opteron]], or better CPU.
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** Fast modern (last few years) dual-core processor is required to decode H.264 videos in FullHD (1080p) without the assistance of a hardware video decoder.
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* [[w:Radeon|ATI/AMD]], [[w:Intel GMA|Intel]], or [[w:GeForce|NVIDIA]] graphic controller.
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** ATI Radeon R420 (X800) or newer supported, ATI Radeon R700 (HD 4000) or newer recommended.
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** Intel GMA 950 (945G) or newer supported, Intel GMA X4500HD (G45) or newer recommended.
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** NVIDIA GeForce 6-Series and newer supported, GeForce 8-Series and newer recommended.<section end="Windows" />
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