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RetroArch System Requirements

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What we love about RetroArch!

1. RetroArch is an open source and cross platform frontend/framework for emulators, game engines, video games, media players and other applications.

2. While it can do many things besides this, it is most widely known for enabling you to run classic games on a wide range of computers and consoles through a slick graphical interface.


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RetroArch System Requirements and Specifications

Windows PC Requirements

Minimum:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 and up (CPU with SSE2 instructions required)
  • Memory: 32 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Any compliant OpenGL 2.x or Direct3D11 GPU. For shaders to work properly, should support at least Shader Model 2.0.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Additional Notes: For OpenGL: Intel HD 2K/3K GPUs on Windows 10 will have to fall back to an OpenGL 1.1 driver.

Recommended:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core series or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel: At least Intel HD 4K required for OpenGL, any compliant D3D11 GPU for Direct3D 11. Should support at least Shader Model 3.0 and/or 4.0.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Additional Notes: For OpenGL: Intel HD 2K/3K GPUs on Windows 10 will have to fall back to an OpenGL 1.1 driver.

Macintosh Requirements

No minimum Mac system requirements!!
No maximum Mac system requirements!!

Linux Requirements

No minimum linux requirements!!
No maximum linux requirements!!

Can my PC Run RetroArch? How to check your PC Specifications

Find specs for all Windows versions:


    Windows 10 specs:
  • Step 1. Open Windows Explorer, locate "This PC".
  • Step 2. Right-click "This PC" icon and select the "Properties" option.

  • Windows 8 specs:
  • Processor, memory and operating system: Click the Windows Start Button » Settings Tile » PC and Devices » PC Info.
  • OR
  • Step 1. Click the Windows Start Button > search for “System” in the search bar.
  • Step 2. From the drop-down results, select and click the "System" result.
  • How to see the Graphics Card: Click the Windows Start Button » Settings Tile » Control Panel (bottom left) > Devices and Printers > Device Manager » Display Adapters. That's it.

  • Windows 7 specs:
  • Step 1. Right-click the “Computer” icon to open the menu » Select the "Properties" option.
  • This last instruction also works for Windows Vista and XP.

Recommendations: It is recommended you have double the RAM recommended by the above and Game makers above. The ROM should also be less than 5% of the Available Space on your computer or a maximum 15%.


Troubleshooting: What to do if you run into problems

If you ever run into problems playing the game or getting it to work for your PC or computer, here are some steps you can take:

  1. Contact support here >>

  2. Email support >>

  3. Visit developers site >>

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About RetroArch

RetroArch is an open source and cross platform frontend/framework for emulators, game engines, video games, media players and other applications.

While it can do many things besides this, it is most widely known for enabling you to run classic games on a wide range of computers and consoles through a slick graphical interface. Settings are also unified so configuration is done once and for all.

In addition to this, you will soon be able to run original game discs (CDs) from RetroArch. We take videogame preservation seriously and want to ensure you can run your originally bought content on modern day PCs.

RetroArch has advanced features like shaders, netplay, rewinding, next-frame response times, runahead, and more!

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