Compatible PCs

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Information :

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PC Model

Dell

Name

Status

Recalbox version

Notes

Dell Optiplex 390 i5-2400 3.10GHz

6.0 Rc3

100% Compatible

Dell Optiplex 990 i3 2100

13.07.18

100% Compatible

Dell Optiplex 3020 micro i3 4150T

6.0 Rc3

100% Compatible

Intel

Name

Status

Recalbox version

Notes

Intel NUC7i3BNK

4.1

i3-7100U / HD Graphics 620 / BIOS 0036:OK / BIOS 0052:No temp probe

Intel NUC7i5BNH

6.1

Fully compatible, Around 60 FPS for all consoles, CPU Core i5-7260U, graphics Intel IRIS Plus 640

Intel NUC6I7KYK

4.1

Fully compatible, Around 60 FPS for all consoles, latest bios 0050, all hardwares are ok: CPU Core i7-6770HQ, graphics Intel IRIS PRO 580 fully supported, wifi, bluetooth, sound, usbs, SSD SATA Samsung 1TB

Intel NUC8i7BEH

6.1

Fully compatible, Around 60 FPS for all consoles, CPU Core i7-8559U, graphics Intel IRIS Plus 655

Miscellaneous

Name

Status

Recalbox version

Notes

HP Slim Desktop 270-P026 i3-7100T

18.07.13

100% Compatible

Laptop 17.3" MSI GP72M 7RDX-871XFR

4.1

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with defaults parameters, latest bios flashed, all hardwares are ok: CPU Core i7-7700HQ, graphics Intel HD Graphics 630 fully supported, wifi, bluetooth, sound (on laptop speakers+headphones+HDMI), usbs, SSD SATA Samsung 1TB, all ok! Since it have a battery, games are no longer interrupted ! (only drawback is that it doesn't support the GPU Nvidia GTX 1050 yet due to the current used linux kernel)

Taichi Z270 + I5 7500

4.1

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64

ZOTAC ZBOX Nano AD10

4.1

Wii/NGC ok but not playable

Apple Mac Model

Name

Status

Recalbox version

Notes

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)

4.1

100% Compatible

iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011)

4.1

100% Compatible, some minor graphic bugs on the menu

Mac Pro (Late 2013)

4.1

Not Working. Can't even boot

CPU

Intel

Name

Status

Recalbox version

Notes

Intel i3-4150T 3.00GHz

6.0 Rc3

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with default parameters dolphin work great with default parameters

Intel Core i3-7100T

18.07.13

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with default parameters

Intel Core i3-7100U

4.1

Intel Core i5 2400 3.10 GHz

4.1

Working fine for all emulators except for gamecube's and wii's emulators (best perfomance with graphics card)

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40 GHz

6.0 Rc3

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with default parameters

Intel Core i5 4570S

​4.1

Intel Core i5-6500

​4.1

Intel Core i5-7500

​4.1

Intel Core i7 2600K

4.1

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with default parameters

Intel Core i7-6770HQ

4.1

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with default parameters

Intel Core i7-7700HQ

4.1

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with default parameters

Intel Pentium G2130 3.20GHZ

4.1

Intel G4600

18.04.20

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with default parameters

Amd

Name

Status

Recalbox version

Notes

AMD X2 4850B

4.1

GPU

Warning : Keep in mind that a GPU driver is not enough, the linux kernel contained in Recalbox must also be able to manage the device.

Nouveau

Nouveau is a project of the X.Org foundation and Freedesktop.org aimed at producing free drivers for Nvidia graphics cards by reverse engineering

Nouveau is based on the free (but obscured) nv drivers maintained by Nvidia for 2D management.

To support OpenGL, the project used Mesa 3D, but changed in February 2008 for its successor Gallium3D4.5. OpenCL support also goes through Gallium3D.

Process used

The project uses the reverse engineering technique on Nvidia graphics cards by studying the behavior of current 3D Linux drivers, supplied by the manufacturer (under proprietary license), without touching the drivers themselves. This way of doing things allows the project to avoid any conflict with the Nvidia license.

Notes: Nouveau drivers are used by default, when an Nvidia graphics card or circuit is detected but not compatible with official drivers.

NVIDIA

Starting from Recalbox 6.1, Nvidia graphics cards are compatible via the official driver in version 390.116 of which here is the compatibility list.

Intel

List of graphics card integrated into processor.

Their source code website at the current Recalbox version isn't very explicit regarding supported GPUs.

GPU

Status

Recalbox version

Notes

Intel® HD Graphics 630

4.1

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with default parameters

Intel® HD Graphics 3000

4.1

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with default parameters

Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 620

4.1

Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 580

4.1

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with default parameters

Intel® HD Graphics 4600

4.1

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with default parameters

Intel® HD Graphics 4400

6.0 rc3

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with default parameters

Intel® HD Graphics 4850

6.0 DragonBlaze

Around 60 FPS for all consoles on x64 version with default parameters

AMD

Their source code website at the current Recalbox version isn't very explicit regarding supported GPUs.

GPU

Status

Recalbox version

Notes

AMD Radeon HD 4850 512mo

6.0 Rc3

work with CPU intel i5-3570K

AMD Radeon HD 4890 1Go

4.1

AMD Radeon HD 6750M

4.1

some minor graphic bugs on the menu

AMD Radeon HD 7970 3G

18.04.20

Not working (menu is very slow and unplayable)

AMD Radeon HD 8280E

18.07.13

Not working (menu is very slow and unplayable)

AMD Radeon Rx 480 8gb

6.0 RC2

Not working (menu is very slow and unplayable)