A Guide to Nacsport System Requirements

By Duncan Ritchie

04-March-2022 on Tips

12 minute read

Modern computing is a minefield, especially if you are using Windows. There are so many different specced machines out there that it’s difficult to discern whether or not your computer meets the minimum or recommended system requirements for running that piece of software you’ve got your eye on. And, although Mac is a bit more stable in this regard, you still need to know the specs of your machine to ensure the smooth running of any software.


And, that’s why we’re here to help. We're going to show you how to find out if your machine’s capable of running Nacsport successfully. 


While not the most resource heavy program on the market, Nacsport is in essence video editing software, and you’ll need more than a computer powered by Windows XP and 512MB of RAM to get it moving. 


In this article, we'll give you all the info you need to find out if your computer meets the requirements for running Nacsport on both Windows and Mac.


So, let’s get into it…

Minimum and Recommended System Requirements


Ok, let’s begin by listing the official minimum and recommended requirements for running Nacsport. Once you've checked this, choose your operating system below and then we’ll tell you how to find out if your computer meets them or not:






How to Find Out Your Computer’s Specifications - Windows


Ok, we realise that the above information is all well and good, but completely useless unless you know how to find out what hardware your computer actually has!


Let’s start with your computer’s basic information. There are several ways to check this but the easiest way, and one which will work with both Windows 10 and 11, is as follows:


1. Press the Windows key
2. Type “Task Manager”
3. Hit Enter

4. Click "More Details" at bottom of window that opens (not always needed) 


Tip: you can also open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc

System Requirements


The window that opens will give you the majority of the info you need, such as the type of processor, the amount of RAM available, and the type of graphics card being used.



How to Find Information About Your CPU


So, let’s start with the CPU (Central Processing Unit), which is basically the heart of the computer.


In the Task Manager, click on the Performance tab. Now click on CPU and in the top right corner, you can see the type of processor used in your machine (see picture).

CPU Task Manager Nacsport Requirements


How to Find the Generation of Your CPU


As you can see in the listed requirements, we specified that an Intel Core i7 is needed for real-time streaming. But we've also specified that a 10th Generation chip is needed. So, what does this mean?


Basically speaking, Intel release a new iteration of their CPUs every year or so, and each generation is faster and more efficient than the next. This means that using a 7th Generation chip is not the same as using a 12th generation chip (the most current at time of writing).


So, how can you tell which Generation your CPU belongs to?


Well, it's very easy. Look at the screenshot above and in the highlighted area you can see this:


Intel(R) Core (TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz


The number that comes directly after the "i7" denotes the generation. In this case the first number you see is "8", therefore this is an 8th Generation CPU, perfect for the everyday use of Nacsport, but not recommended for real-time streaming. Here are a couple more examples:


Intel(R) Core(TM) i7‑10870H - This is a 10th Generation CPU

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7‑11600H - This is an 11th Generation CPU

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7‑1250U - This is a 12th Generation CPU


Any of the above are perfect for real-time streaming with Nacsport.


How to Find Information About RAM


The amount of RAM (Random Access Memory) will dictate how quickly and efficiently your machine works. Simply put, the more RAM you have, the faster your computer will run. For Nacsport, the minimum is 4GB and the optimal is 8GB or more.


To find how much RAM your computer has, return to the Task Manager and click on the Performance tab again. This time click Memory in the side menu and in the top-right corner, you can see the total amount of RAM your computer has (see picture).

Needed RAM for running Nacsport



How to Find Information About Your GPU


The GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), otherwise known as the graphics card, controls the visual elements of your computer and controls how quickly your computer processes graphics. The important thing here is how much integrated memory your GPU has. Much like RAM, the more memory it has, the better the performance will be.


For Nacsport, the minimum is 2GB whilst the optimal is 4GB and over.


To find out the type of GPU your computer contains and the amount of memory it has, return to the Task Manager, click on Performance and then, on the side menu, click on GPU (your computer may have more than one, use the one with the largest memory as a reference).


In the top-right corner, you can see the name of the GPU installed in your computer. At the bottom, underneath the performance graphs, you can find the amount of integrated memory your GPU has (see picture).

GPU requirements Nacsport



Information About Non-Intel Processors


Nacsport AMD Ryzen processors


In the minimum and recommended requirements above, we’ve recommended Intel Core i5 (minimum) and Intel Core i7 (recommended) or above. But what if your computer doesn’t have one of these processors?


Well, if this is your case, it’s more than likely that your computer has an AMD processor*, as they are the main rival to Intel. So, does this mean that you can’t run Nacsport?


Not at all!


In fact, some AMD processors are absolutely comparable to Intel’s…and in some cases they are even better.


AMD Ryzen 5 / 7 / 9 chips are on a par with Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9.


If you are running any of these processors, then you will be able to run Nacsport without any problems.


It’s very unlikely that you’ve got another CPU made by a different company, but, if this is the case, please check the manufacturer's specifications to see if they are comparable with Intel or AMD chips.


*Note: AMD processors are not currently recommended for real-time capture and streaming.


How to Find Out Your Computer’s Specifications - Mac


As with Windows, the first thing you need to know are the minimum and recommended requirements for running Nacsport on Mac: version of operating system, processor, RAM and hard drive space.


Once you have this information, the process for of finding out whether your computer meets these requirements is simple:


1. Click the apple icon in the left corner of the top menu of your screen.

2. Click About This Mac and this screen will appear (this is new in Ventura 13, in previous versions a light gray box will appear instead). You can see most of the information you need here: the processor, memory and operating system number.



3. The next step is to click on More info and then click the Storage tab. Here you can check the available space on your hard drive.




And that's it as far as Nacsport is concerned, but you might also use KlipDraw integrated into Nacsport? If so, read on...



Information About KlipDraw System Requirements


If you use KlipDraw integrated with Nacsport, or are thinking about using it, it’s worth noting that the system requirements for running KlipDraw are slightly different to that of Nacsport.


Basically speaking, if your machine is powerful enough to run Nacsport, then you should be able to run KlipDraw Basic and Animate concurrently without any problems.


KlipDraw Motion, on the other hand, is a slightly different story. As this is quite a graphically intensive video editing software suite, the specs for running it are slightly higher. KlipDraw Motion demands a minimum of an Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM, while an i9 chip with 32GB of RAM is at the top end.


Check out the full range of KlipDraw system requirements on their website.



Got Doubts? Just Try It for Yourself!


The world of computer specifications and, especially, CPUs can be a confusing one. There are constant updates to hardware drivers and new chipsets are released practically every year. Even within one generation of processors there can be a vast difference in the types of chips available, and this goes doubly so for laptop vs desktop processors.


So, our advice to you is to just try it. I mean, what have you got to lose? We offer a free 30-day trial of our software for just this reason. Download it for yourself and try it. If it runs, great…if it doesn’t? No harm no foul, it’s not going to break your machine!


To start your free 30-day trial, click here:


In addition, if you’ve got questions about your hardware and its compatibility with Nacsport, we’d be happy to answer any of your questions. Feel free to get in contact with us through our website.


In the meantime, thanks for reading!

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