Zoom Virtual Background Computer Requirements

By | December 18, 2020

The feature of Zoom named virtual background makes it possible for you to display an image or video as your background during a Zoom meeting or conference. This one works amazingly if a green screen and uniform lighting are used. It can simplify the works of Zoom to detect the difference between you and your background.

If you have stunning images or videos taken on your device or you have enough confidence to use your own photo, you can even use them as a virtual background. Adding the virtual background has no restrictions. However, it is better for you to crop the image in order to match the aspect ratio of your camera before uploading it.

Zoom Virtual Background Computer Requirements

There are some requirements to use the virtual background on Zoom. Remember that every device has different requirements. Here are the details for computers such as Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems:

Windows

Keep in mind that these following Intel processors do not support virtual background without a physical green screen.

  • i7-5xxxU series processors with 2 cores
  • i5-5xxxU/5xxxH/5xxxR/5xxxC series processors with 2 or 4 cores

Image only without a physical green screen:

  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, version 5.2.0 of higher
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Intel i3 – 4-cores or higher, gen 8 or higher (except for Y-series)
  • Intel i5 2-cores or higher, gen 6 or higher (except for Y-series)
  • Intel i7 2-cores of higher, gen 6 or higher (except for Y-series)
  • AMD Ryzen 5/7/9 or higher

Image only with a physical green screen:

  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, version 3.5.53922.0613 or higher
  • Intel dual-core 2GHz or higher (i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) processor
  • AMD Ryzen 5/7/9 or higher

Video without a physical green screen:

  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, version 4.6.4 (17383.0119) or higher
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Supported processors (720p video)
  • Intel i5, i7, i9:  2 cores or higher, gen 6 or higher, excluding Atom and Y series

          # Processor needs to have Intel GPU

          # OS has to be Windows 10, 64-bit

  • Supported processors 91080p video)
  • Intel i5: 4 cores or higher, gen 6 or higher, excluding U series
  • Intel i7, i9, Xeon: 4 cores or higher, gen 4 or higher
  • Intel CPU with HD 620 integrated graphics (OS should be Windows 10, 64-bit and running Zoom client version 5.0.4 or higher and driver version 26.20.xx.xx or higher)

          # i7 2 cores or

          # i5 2 cores with major version 26.20 or higher and minor version 7323 or higher

  • Other Intel processors: 6 cores or higher, gen 4 or higher, excluding Atom and Y series
  • Non-Intel processors: 8 cores or higher and frequency 3.0GHz or 12 cores or higher
  • AMD: Ryzen 5/7/9 or higher

Video with a physical green screen:

  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, version 4.6.4 (17383.0119) or higher
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Supported processors (720p video)
  • Intel i5, i7, i9: 4 cores, gen 6 or higher, excluding Atom and Y series
  • Intel i5, i7, i9, Xeon: 4 cores or higher
  • Intel CPU with HD 620 integrated graphics (OS has to be Windows 10, 64-bit and running Zoom client version 5.0.4 or higher and driver version 26.20.xx.xx or higher)

          # i7 2 cores or

          # i5 2 cores with major version 26.20 or higher and minor version 7323 or higher

  • Other Intel processors: 6 cores or higher, excluding Atom and Y series
  • Non-Intel processors: 6 cores or higher, 3.0GHz frequency or higher, or 8 cores or higher
  • Supported `processor (1080p video)
  • Intel i5: gen 5 or higher, quad-core or higher
  • Intel i7: gen 2 or higher, quad-core or higher
  • Intel i9, Xeon: 4 cores or higher
  • Other Intel processors: 6 cores or higher, excluding Atom and Y series
  • Non-Intel processors: 8 cores or higher and 3.0GHz frequency or higher, or 12 cores or higher
  • AMD: Ryzen 5/7/9 or higher

maOS

Image only without a physical green screen:

  • Zoom desktop client for macOS, 4.6.0 (13614.1202) or higher
  • 4th gen i7 quad-core or higher processor
  • 6th gen i5 dual-core or higher processor

Image only with a physical green screen:

  • Zoom desktop client macOS, version 3.5.53922.0613 or higher
  • Dual-core 2Ghx or higher (i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) processor

Video without a physical green screen:

  • Zoom desktop client for macOS, version 4.6.4 (17383.0119) or higher
  • macOS 10.9 or later
  • supported processors (720p video)
  • Intel i5, i7, i9, Xeon: 4 cores or higher
  • Intel i7, i9, Xeon: 2 cores, gen 6 or higher
  • Intel i5: 2 cores, gen 6 or higher, and macOS 10.14 or higher
  • Other Intel processors – 6 cores or higher, excluding Atom and Y series
  • Non-Intel processors: 8 cores or higher
  • Supported processors (1080p video)
  • Intel i5

          # 4 cores or higher, gen 5 or higher or

          # 2 cores with gen 7 or higher and 2.0GHz frequency or higher

  • Intel i7: 4 cores or higher, gen 2 or higher
  • Intel i9, Xeon: 4 cores or higher
  • Other Intel processors: 6 cores or higher, excluding Atom and Y series
  • Non-Intel processors: 8 cores or higher

Video with a physical green screen:

  • Zoom desktop client for macOS, version 4.6.4 (17383.0119) or higher
  • macOS 10.9 or later
  • Supported processors (720p video)
  • Intel i5, i7, i9: 2 cores, gen 6 or higher, excluding Atom and Y series
  • Intel i5, i7, i9, Xeon: 4 cores or higher
  • Other Intel processors: 6 cores or higher, excluding Atom and Y series
  • Non-Intel processors: 8 cores or higher
  • Supported processors (1080p video)
  • Intel i5: gen 5 or higher, quad-core or higher
  • Intel i7: gen 2 or higher, quad-core or higher
  • Intel i9, Xeon: 4 cores or higher
  • Other Intel processors: 6 cores or higher, excluding Atom and Y series
  • Non-Intel processors: 8 cores or higher

Linux

  • Zoom desktop client for Linux, version 2.0.91373.0502 or higher
  • Dual Core 2GHz or higher (i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) processor
  • A physical green screen

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