Lync client hardware support in Lync Server 2013

Lync Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2012-12-14

This section describes the recommended hardware for Lync 2013 and the Online Meeting Add-in for Lync 2013.

Recommended Hardware for Lync 2013 and the Online Meeting Add-in for Lync 2013

System component Minimum requirement


Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, or equivalent


2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM

Data and Voice

Minimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32-bit or 64- bit).


See Lync client video requirements for Lync Server 2013

Display resolution

1024x768 required

Graphics hardware

  • Support for Microsoft DirectX 9 application programming interface

  • 128 megabytes (MB) of graphics memory (minimum). We recommend 256 MB of graphics memory.

  • Windows Display Driver Model driver

  • Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware

  • 32 bits per pixel


Microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device(s). Recommended devices:

Video source

USB 2.0 video camera or Polycom CX5000 HD device (RoundTable device)

Bandwidth Requirements

See Network bandwidth requirements for media traffic in Lync Server 2013