For applications that will make intensive use of Kinect for Windows body tracking in addition to custom application processing, we recommend using the computer configuration below as a reference. We find that it can provide great performance in the most challenging of tracking scenarios, while still allowing for additional application processing and maintaining optimal frame rate.
Hardware requirements for the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and the Kinect Adapter for Windows*
64 bit (x64) processor
Physical dual-core 3.1-GHz (2 logical cores per physical) or faster processor
USB 3.0 controller dedicated to the Kinect sensor**
4 GB RAM
Graphics card that supports DirectX 11**
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows Embedded 8
*The Kinect Adapter for Windows enables you to connect a Kinect for Xbox One sensor to Windows 8.0 and 8.1 PCs and tablets in the same way as you would a Kinect for Windows v2 sensor (which is no longer being produced).
**We recommend that you run the Kinect Configuration Verifier to check your system for issues and to verify that you’re running the latest driver for your GPU. The tool will check the operating system, physical memory, USB and graphics hardware, and will also determine if a Kinect sensor is present and receiving the expected frame rate. The tool will display a color and depth image if the system is correctly receiving frames from a Kinect sensor. If any part of the computer is determined to be incompatible with the Kinect sensor, it will be flagged as a warning or an error.
Run the Kinect Configuration Verifier