Blackmagic Design PCI Express System Requirements for Window & Linux

Blackmagic Design DeckLink 8K Pro

Operating Systems

 Blackmagic Design Capture cards are compatible with the following Windows & Linux operating systems:


 Windows 7 64 bit

 Windows 8 64 bit

 Windows 10 64 bit

 Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit

 

 CPU Requirements

 In general, you should choose a CPU that meets or exceeds the system requirements of the software application you are planning on using. Please check with software vendor for additional information.

 
Memory

 Blackmagic Design recommends a minimum of 8GB of memory for all systems.

 
Graphics

 For optimal performance, an accelerated graphics card is recommend for use with DeckLink, Multibridge and Intensity cards. Please see the Graphics Card Requirement Tech note regarding appropriate graphics cards for our products.

 
Storage

 You will require hard drive storage with your Blackmagic card that can provide a data rate greater than that of the video compression you are using. For further information about this, please see the Recommended Disk Arrays for Uncompressed Video Tech note for a list of Storage solutions that have been tested for use with Blackmagic Design products.

 
Physical Installation

 Requires a computer with available PCI Express slot with adequate number of PCI Express lanes and PCI Express generation. Blackmagic PCI Express Cable Kit (available separately) is recommended for use with UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 when connecting to a computer via PCI Express. DeckLink SDI Micro requires an M.2 connector.

 
Supported Hardware

 Certified Workstations for Microsoft Windows

 

 The following workstations are recommended for use with the DeckLink 8K Pro:

 Dell Precision Rack 7910

 Dell Precision 7920 Tower

 Hewlett Packard Z6G4

 Hewlett Packard Z8G4

 Hewlett Packard Z800

 Hewlett Packard Z820

 Hewlett Packard Z840

 

 The following workstations are certified for use with DeckLink and Intensity capture cards:

 Dell Precision 7910

 Dell T7610

 Hewlett Packard Z420

 Hewlett Packard Z440

 Hewlett Packard Z620

 Hewlett Packard Z640

 Hewlett Packard Z820

 Hewlett Packard Z840

 Hewlett Packard Z6 G4

 Hewlett Packard Z8 G4

 Precision 7920 Tower

 Precision 7920 Rack (not recommended for DeckLink Quad card)

 

 The following workstations have been discontinued but are known to work in legacy configuration:

 Hewlett Packard XW8600 (not recommended for DeckLink PCI or PCI-X cards)

 Hewlett Packard XW9300

 Hewlett Packard Z400

 Hewlett Packard Z600

 Hewlett Packard Z800

 

 Recommended Motherboards for Microsoft Windows

 

 The following motherboards are recommended for use with DeckLink 8K Pro:

 Gigabyte X99-UD4-CF

 Gigabyte X299 UD4

 Gigabyte X399 AORUS Gaming 7

 Gigabyte Z97X-UD7 TH

 Supermicro C7X99-OCE-F

 

 The following motherboards are recommended for use with DeckLink, Multibridge and Intensity capture cards:

 ASRock H270M-ITX/ac

 ASRock-Z370M-ITX/ac (Recommended for DeckLink SDI Micro)

 ASRock Z87 Extreme 6

 ASRock Z87 Extreme11/ac

 ASRock Z87 Extreme4/TB4

 ASRock Z87 Extreme4 (not recommended for DeckLink Studio 4K)

 ASRock Z87E-ITX

 Asus Prime B250M-Plus (Recommended for DeckLink SDI Micro)

 Asus Z87 Deluxe/Quad

 Asus Z87-Expert

 Asus Z87-Gryphon

 Asus Z87-A

 Asus Z87-PLUS

 Asus Z87-PRO

 Gigabyte H81-D3

 Gigabyte GA-H87M-D3H (not recommended for DeckLink Duo)

 Gigabyte H370M D3H (Recommended for DeckLink SDI Micro)

 Gigabyte Q87M-D2H

 Gigabyte X170 Extreme ECC

 Gigabyte X99-UD4-CF

 Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3

 Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H TH

 Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH

 Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH

 Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

 Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD7 TH

 Gigabyte Z97-UD5H

 Gigabyte Z97-WIFI

 Gigabyte Z97X-UD7 TH

 Gigabyte Z170X GAMING 5 (Recommended for DeckLink SDI Micro)

 Gigabyte Z270X-UD3

 MSI B360M Mortar Titanium (Recommended for DeckLink SDI Micro)

 MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt

 SuperMicro C7H170-M

 SuperMicro C7X99-OCE

 SuperMicro C7X99-OCE - F

 SuperMicro C7Z170-SQ

 SuperMicro C7Z87-OCE

 SuperMicro C7Z97-OCE (not recommended for DeckLink Studio 2)

 SuperMicro X10SAT (not recommended for DeckLink Studio 4K)

 SuperMicro X10SLV (not recommended with DeckLink SDI)

 SuperMicro X10SLV-Q (not recommended with DeckLink SDI)

 

 The following motherboards have been discontinued but are known to work in legacy configuration.

 3DBoxx 4920

 Asus P5B

 Asus P5E

 Asus P5Q Pro Turbo

 Asus P6T

 Asus P6X58D

 Asus P6X58D-E WS

 Asus P8P67 PRO (Rev 3.1)

 Asus P9X79 WS

 Gigabyte EP45-DS3

 Gigabyte G1.Sniper (X58 chipset)

 Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 (rev. 1.0)

 Gigabyte x48DQ6

 Gigabyte X79-UD5

 Intel D975XBX

 Intel DX58SO

 Supermicro C7Z97-M

 XFX 790i Ultra

 

 Certified Workstations for Linux

 Dell Precision 7920 Tower

 Hewlett Packard Z6 G4

 Hewlett Packard Z8 G4

 

 Recommended Motherboards for Linux

 ASRock Z370M-ITX/ac (Recommended for DeckLink SDI Micro)

 ASUS Prime B250M-Plus (Recommended for DeckLink SDI Micro)

 Gigabyte H370M D3H (Recommended for DeckLink SDI Micro)

 Gigabyte Z170X GAMING 5 (Recommended for DeckLink SDI Micro)

 MSI B360M Mortar Titanium (Recommended for DeckLink SDI Micro)