How to check Intel Quick Sync Video support

You could easily check whether specific CPU supports Intel Quick Sync Video technology to accelerate the video encoding.

Use Intel System Analyzer (recommended)

Please download System Analyzer Utility for Linux. The utility should indicate if your CPU supports Intel Quick Sync Video.

Obtain CPU model name

To get you CPU model you have a few options. If you have a retail box or an invoice near you, just look at it and read model name. It should be something like Intel® Core™ i7-4790. Only “i7-4790” part actually matters.

If you have a linux system installed on that machine where CPU is, just run:

cat /proc/cpuinfo  | grep "model name" | head -1

And you will get a string like:

model name  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1245 v3 @ 3.40GHz

“E3-1245” is the CPU model.

If you have Windows installed on that machine, go to “Control Panel” > “System”. You will see “Processor” line in the opened window.

Refer to Intel ARK

  • Go to Intel ARK website.
  • Enter your CPU model name in the search bar on the right. For example, “i7-4790” and press enter.
  • You will see CPU specs sheet

Look for “Processor Graphics” line. It must contain “Intel® HD Graphics 4200”, “Intel® HD Graphics P4600” or higher value.

Please note that all XEON processors additionally require mainboard with C226 chipset only. It is not required for Core processors.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding hardware compatibility.