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Sunshine is a self-hosted game stream host for Moonlight. Offering low latency, cloud gaming server capabilities with support for AMD, Intel, and Nvidia GPUs for hardware encoding. Software encoding is also available. You can connect to Sunshine from any Moonlight client on a variety of devices. A web UI is provided to allow configuration, and client pairing, from your favorite web browser. Pair from the local server or any mobile device.

System Requirements


This table is a work in progress. Do not purchase hardware based on this.

Minimum Requirements

GPU AMD: VCE 1.0 or higher, see obs-amd hardware support
Intel: VAAPI-compatible, see: VAAPI hardware support
Nvidia: NVENC enabled cards, see nvenc support matrix
CPU AMD: Ryzen 3 or higher
Intel: Core i3 or higher
RAM 4GB or more
OS Windows: 10+ (Windows Server not supported)
macOS: 11.7+
Linux/Debian: 11 (bullseye)
Linux/Fedora: 37+
Linux/Ubuntu: 20.04+ (focal)
Network Host: 5GHz, 802.11ac
Client: 5GHz, 802.11ac

4k Suggestions

GPU AMD: Video Coding Engine 3.1 or higher
Intel: HD Graphics 510 or higher
Nvidia: GeForce GTX 1080 or higher
CPU AMD: Ryzen 5 or higher
Intel: Core i5 or higher
Network Host: CAT5e ethernet or better
Client: CAT5e ethernet or better

HDR Suggestions

GPU AMD: Video Coding Engine 3.4 or higher
Intel: UHD Graphics 730 or higher
Nvidia: Pascal-based GPU (GTX 10-series) or higher
CPU AMD: todo
Intel: todo
Network Host: CAT5e ethernet or better
Client: CAT5e ethernet or better


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