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What are the minimum system requirements for CyberLink PowerDVD 17?

CyberLink PowerDVD 17 minimum system requirements:

Operating System

[Ultra HD Blu-ray*]
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit with 2015 Nov. updates).

[VR Mode]

Windows 10/8.1/7 with Service Pack 1.

[Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback]

Microsoft Windows 10/8/8.1/7 with Service Pack 1.

CPU

[Ultra HD Blu-ray]
Intel 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Core i processors and above that support the Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) technology.

[VR Mode]
Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent.

[Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback]
Blu-ray Disc playback: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66GHz), AMD Phenom 9450 (2.10GHz).
Blu-ray 3D playback: Intel Core i5, AMD Phenom II X4.
TrueTheater HD and TrueTheater 3D for Blu-ray and HD video: Intel Core i5 (with 4 Cores), AMD Phenom II X6.
DVD playback: Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz), Athlon 64 2800+ (1.8 GHz), AMD Fusion E-series & C-series.

Some Fox titles released from Jul. 2013 will not support TrueTheater HD or TrueTheater 3D.

[4K Ultra HD with Hardware Acceleration]
Intel 3rd generation Core i5.

CyberLink PowerDVD supports 4K Ultra HD video in H.264 / MP4 format at bitrates up to 60 Mbps.

Graphics Processor

[Ultra HD Blu-ray]
Intel 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Core i processors integrated with Intel HD Graphics 630, Intel Iris™ Graphics 640.

Ultra HD Blu-ray is supported only if a display is powered by Intel Graphics and supports HDCP 2.2. If your computer includes more than one graphics processor, Ultra HD Blu-ray is supported only on the display that is connected and powered by Intel Graphics.

[VR Mode]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, or AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent with HDMI 1.4/DisplayPort 1.2 connection interface.

VR Mode is supported only if a display is powered by NVIDIA Graphics or AMD Graphics which meets or exceeds the above requirements. If your computer includes more than one graphics processor, VR Mode playback is supported only on the display that is connected and powered by NVIDIA Graphics or AMD Graphics.

[HDR 10 Video, and TrueTheater HDR Playback]
To view High Dynamic Range (HDR) effects from HDR10 Videos, Intel 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Core i Processors integrated with Intel HD Graphics 630 or Intel Iris Graphics 640.

HDR playback is only supported if a display is powered by HDR capable Intel Graphics. If your computer includes more than one graphics processor, HDR playback is supported only on the display that is connected and powered by Intel Graphics.

[4K Ultra HD Video with Hardware Acceleration]
H.264/AVC: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge).
H.265/HEVC (8bits): 5th Generation Intel Core i5 (Broadwell) or Nvidia GTX 960.
H.265/HEVC (10bits): 7th Generation Intel Core i5 (Kaby Lake) or Nvidia GTX 1060.

CyberLink PowerDVD supports 4K Ultra HD video in the H.264/MP4 formats at bitrates up to 60 Mbps.

[Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater HD/3D Playback]
Intel HD Graphics, ATI Radeon HD 5000, NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT.

We strongly recommend that you update your graphics card driver to the latest version. 3D display devices are required for TrueTheater 3D playback.

[Blu-ray 3D playback]
Intel HD Graphic (Intel Core i5), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 series and GeForce GT 240/320/330/340, AMD Radeon HD 6000 and 6000M series with UVD 3 support.

[DVD Playback]
PCI Express graphic accelerator supporting DirectX 9.0.

Mainboard
(Motherboard)

[Ultra HD Blu-ray]
A mainboard is required which supports the Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) technology. The Intel SGX feature needs to be enabled in the BIOS** settings and allocated with 128 MB or above memory space.

To output Ultra HD Blu-ray movies to an external display, the connection port embedded on the mainboard must support HDCP 2.2. For laptop PCs, please refer to the specification of your laptop to see if the external display connection (HDMI/DisplayPort) supports HDCP 2.2 output.

Display

[Ultra HD Blu-ray]
Display device with HDMI 2.0a/DisplayPort 1.3 connection interface, and must support HDCP 2.2.
Screen resolution: Ultra HD resolution (3840 x 2160).

Display cable: HDMI 2.0a/DisplayPort 1.3 version cable without any adapters/splitters/repeaters.

[HDR 10 Video, and TrueTheater HDR Playback]
To enable the High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature of Ultra HD Blu-ray movies or HDR 10 video playback, the display device must support the HDR display feature and 10-bit color depth display capability with an HDMI 2.0a/DisplayPort 1.4 connection interface. If your display device or GPU doesn't support the HDR feature, PowerDVD will play back the Ultra HD Blu-ray movie, and HDR 10 Video under Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) mode.

[Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback]
For Blu-ray titles with AACS and DVD titles with CPRM playback, PowerDVD 17 only allows output to display devices using DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connector in order to be compliant with copy protection (HDCP).

For other DVD and Blu-ray Disc playback: HDCP compliant display for digital output. TV or computer monitor for analog output.
TrueTheater 3D playback: 3D display and 3D glasses required.

[Blu-ray 3D with or without Hardware Acceleration]
3D display and 3D glasses are required (NVIDIA 3D Vision, 3D Ready HDTV, HDMI 1.4-enabled TV, Micro-polarizer LCD or Anaglyph Red/Cyan Glasses). HDCP compliant display for digital output.

When playing video on displays larger than Quad HD+ (or any file greater than 3300 X 1900 resolution), CyberLink PowerDVD enters a high performance mode that disables some non-essential playback features. In this mode the following features are unavailable:

  • Video rotation.
  • Video Scene Selector (Video mark in/out).
  • Instant Preview.
  • Instant Zoom (Zoom in/out).
  • Dual subtitle display.
  • Subtitle customization for font, color, and size.
  • Video snapshot.

If required, you can disable high performance mode in video settings.

Memory

[Ultra HD Blu-ray/VR Mode]
4 GB (6 GB recommended).

[Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback]
Blu-ray Disc, and Blu-ray 3D playback: 2 GB required.
DVD and TrueTheater 3D playback: 1 GB required.

Disc Drive (ODD)

[Ultra HD Blu-ray]
Optical disc drives that are certified for Ultra HD Blu-ray playback.

[Blu-ray Disc]
BD-ROM/BD-RE or Super Multi Blu combo disc drive.

[DVD]
DVD-ROM, DVD+-R/RW, DVD-RAM or DVD Super Multi combo disc drive.

Hard Disk Space
(Installation)

500 MB free space for installation.

Internet Connection

Required for initial software and file format activation, first-time play of an Ultra HD Blu-ray movie, and online services.

Other

Windows Media Player 9 or above is required.
Intel Management Engine*** driver with version 11.6.0.1126 or above is required for Ultra HD Blu-ray playback features.

 

Note:

* CyberLink's Ultra HD Blu-ray Advisor can check if your platform supports Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray movies playback. You can download and install the advisor here.

** To configure the BIOS settings on the mainboard of a PC platform, you should refer to the user manual of your mainboard or consult your PC vendor for technical support.

*** The Intel Management Engine driver should have been included with your original PC shipment. If you cannot find the driver or driver version update, please consult your PC vendor, or go to Intel download center to download the required driver.

 
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