Client Hardware Support

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This section describes the recommended hardware for Lync Server 2013 Preview clients.

Hardware component Minimum requirement


Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, or equivalent

Data and voice: 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor, 2 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor (recommended)

For video: Dual Core 1.9 GHz processor or higher for VGA, Quad Core 2.0 GHz or higher for high definition

For the RoundTable device conferencing device: 2 GHz processor or higher


2 GB of RAM

Display resolution

1024x768 required

Graphics hardware

  • Support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 application programming interface (API)
  • 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
  • Windows Display Driver Model driver
  • Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
  • 32 bits per pixel


Microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device

Recommended: Microsoft unified communications (UC) device, or a phone running Lync Phone Edition

Video source

USB 2.0 video camera or RoundTable device