BlueStacks System Requirements

Can your device run the best Android emulator?


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If you’re looking to get a bit of Android action on your PC, you can, with BlueStacks. Once installed, BlueStacks creates an Android environment on your system so that you can get involved with apps, games, and more that are typically reserved for mobile devices.

However, due to BlueStacks essentially containing another OS on top of the one that you’re already using, it does eat up memory and CPU usage. So, you’re going to need to know if your desired device can run the program.

Luckily, we have listed all of the BlueStacks system requirements below, showcasing both minimum and recommended specs so that you can know instantly if you can run it.

BlueStacks Minimum System Requirements

All of the specs below are the absolute minimum requirements for BlueStacks. While these are enough to get the program up and running, we wouldn’t exactly say that it runs perfectly. 

If you do experience issues, potentially upgrading your device to the recommended requirements might be your best bet.

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and above.
  • Processor: Intel or AMD Processor.
  • RAM: Your PC must have at least 4GB of RAM. (Note that having 4GB or more disk space is not a substitute for RAM)
  • HDD: 5GB Free Disk Space.
  • You must be an Administrator on your PC.
  • Up to date graphics drivers from Microsoft or the chipset vendor.

BlueStacks Recommended System Requirements

Here are the recommended system requirements for BlueStacks. We certainly suggest (if possible) to have a machine that’s of this level so that you can have a pain-free life running your favorite Android environment. Obviously, anything that exceeds the below will only enhance the running of BlueStacks.

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel or AMD Multi-Core Processor with Single Thread PassMark score > 1000.
  • Graphics: Intel/Nvidia/ATI, Onboard or Discrete controller with PassMark score >= 750.
  • RAM: 8GB or higher
  • HDD: SSD (or Fusion/Hybrid Drives)
  • Internet: Broadband connection to access games, accounts, and related content.
  • Up to date graphics drivers from Microsoft or the chipset vendor.