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Minimum requirement of Kinect for Windows v2, Which one is correct? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm confused about the minimum requirement of Kinect for windows v2
     since 2 sources give me different information.
    1.
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/productID.298810500
    -> 2GB RAM, dual-core 2.66-Ghz or faster processor

    2.
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/kinectforwindows/purchase/sensor_setup.aspx
    -> 4 GB RAM, Physical dual-core 3.1 GHz (2 logical cores per physical)
     or faster processor

    Which one is correct?

    And according to that answer, is Surface Pro 3 with core i5 enough to use
     Kinect for windows v2?
    (Intel Core i5-4300U is 1.90 GHz)

    • Edited by koonyook Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:46 AM
    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:45 AM

Answers

  • Number 2,

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn782036.aspx

    Recommended Hardware Configuration

    Your computer must have the following minimum capabilities:

    • 64 bit (x64) processor
    • 4 GB Memory (or more)
    • I7 3.1 GHz (or higher)
    • Built-in USB 3.0 host controller (Intel or Renesas chipset).

              If you're adding USB 3.0 functionality to your existing PC through an adapter,        please ensure that it is a Windows 8 compliant device and that it supports Gen-2. See the troubleshooting section of Getting Started for more information.

    • DX11 capable graphics adapter (see list of known good adapters below)      
      • Intel HD 4400 integrated display adapter
      • ATI Radeon HD 5400 series
      • ATI Radeon HD 6570
      • ATI Radeon HD 7800 (256-bit GDDR5 2GB/1000Mhz)
      • NVidia Quadro 600
      • NVidia GeForce GT 640
      • NVidia GeForce GTX 660
      • NVidia Quadro K1000M
    • A Kinect v2 sensor, which includes a power hub and USB cabling.


    Carmine Sirignano - MSFT

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 12:30 AM

All replies

  • Number 2,

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn782036.aspx

    Recommended Hardware Configuration

    Your computer must have the following minimum capabilities:

    • 64 bit (x64) processor
    • 4 GB Memory (or more)
    • I7 3.1 GHz (or higher)
    • Built-in USB 3.0 host controller (Intel or Renesas chipset).

              If you're adding USB 3.0 functionality to your existing PC through an adapter,        please ensure that it is a Windows 8 compliant device and that it supports Gen-2. See the troubleshooting section of Getting Started for more information.

    • DX11 capable graphics adapter (see list of known good adapters below)      
      • Intel HD 4400 integrated display adapter
      • ATI Radeon HD 5400 series
      • ATI Radeon HD 6570
      • ATI Radeon HD 7800 (256-bit GDDR5 2GB/1000Mhz)
      • NVidia Quadro 600
      • NVidia GeForce GT 640
      • NVidia GeForce GTX 660
      • NVidia Quadro K1000M
    • A Kinect v2 sensor, which includes a power hub and USB cabling.


    Carmine Sirignano - MSFT

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 12:30 AM
  • Just to confirm,

    Surface pro 3 with core i7 would work with Kinect for windows v2
    but
    Surface pro 3 with core i5 would not.

    is that correct?

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 2:13 AM
  • Surface Pro 3 i7 meets the recommended/minimum requirement. If you are just trying to develop and run simple samples the Surface Pro 3 or 2 will work just fine. If you are doing any intensive computer vision or relying on the pay for play api's(Face/FaceHD, Fusion, VGB) you are going to want to have a system that is more suited to the task.

    Carmine Sirignano - MSFT

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 4:46 PM
  • I think the minimum requirements should be revised as lower than now.

    Currently, I am running an application does skeleton tracking and gesture recognition of a user on my i3 laptop which lies much below than the requirements.

    However, it works very smoothly at 30fps with a CPU utilization lower than 10%.

    If you want to use the kinect sensor for a simple application, an i5 system would be enough.



    • Edited by inux1 Friday, November 7, 2014 2:15 AM
    Friday, November 7, 2014 2:13 AM