Introduction · Advanced user tips Hardware Acceleration

Hardware Acceleration

Bandicam optimizes recording performance by using a hardware-accelerated H.264 encoder.
It will allow you to record the target in high speed, with a high compression ratio and excellent quality.

If your graphics card supports the hardware-acceleration, you will be able to enhance the recording ability of Bandicam by using the GPU of the graphics card.
Nvidia NVENC, HEVC Nvidia CUDA Intel Quick Sync Video, HEVC AMD APP
OS Windows 7/8/10 XP, Vista, 7/8/10 Windows 7/8/10 Windows Vista, 7/8/10
Bandicam v2.0.0/v2.4.0 or higher v1.9.0 or higher v1.9.0/v3.1.1 or higher v1.9.1 or higher
Graphics card GTX 600 or higher /
HEVC: GM20x GPU
New NVIDIA graphics card i3, i5, i7 processors /
HEVC: Skylake GPU
HD 7700 or higher
Video resolution No limitations (4K Recording, 3840x2160) No limitations (4K Recording, 3840x2160) Haswell: 2560x1600, Pre-Haswell: 1920x1200 1920x1080
Description h264 recording, NVENC
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h264 recording, nvidia cuda
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h264 recording, intel quick sync
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h264 recording, AMD, APP
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1. Nvidia® NVENC H.264, HEVC Encoder

If you use GTX 600 series or higher graphics cards, you will be able to use the Nvidia NVENC H264 encoder which allows you to record the target in high speed, with a high compression ratio, and in high quality.

If you use GTX 950 series or higher graphics cards (Maxwell, GM20x), you will be able to use the Nvidia NVENC HEVC(H.265) encoder which is better at compression than the NVENC H.264 encoder. » See more

Nvidia® NVENC H.264 Encoder Settings


2. Nvidia® CUDA™ H.264 Encoder

If your graphics card supports the Nvidia CUDA H.264 encoder, you will be able to enhance the recording ability of Bandicam by using the GPU of the graphics card.

Bandicam 1.9.0 or a higher version supports the Nvidia CUDA H.264 encoder, so Bandicam users can record the target in high speed, with a high compression ratio, and in high quality. » See more

Nvidia® CUDA™ H.264 Encoder Settings


3. Intel® Quick Sync Video H.264 Encoder

If you are using 2nd~4th generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 Processors, you may be able to enhance the recording ability of Bandicam by using the internal graphics of the CPU.

Bandicam 1.9.0 or a higher version supports Intel® Quick Sync Video H.264 encoder, so Bandicam users can record the target in high speed, with a high compression ratio, and in high quality. » See more

Intel® Quick Sync Video H.264 Encoder Settings


4. AMD APP H.264 Encoder

If you are using an HD 7700 series or higher AMD graphics card, you may be able to enhance the recording ability of Bandicam by using the GPU of the graphics card.

Bandicam 1.9.1 or a higher version supports AMD APP Acceleration, so Bandicam users can record the target in high speed, with a high compression ratio, and in high quality. » See more

AMD APP H.264 Encoder Settings