When using Zwift on a computer, phone, tablet or Apple TV, all of the elements below matter, but the device’s Graphics card (also known as the GPU) can have a huge impact on how nice Zwift’s graphics are rendered and displayed on your screen.
Because both the graphics and the framerate are of the experience, you can image how this can impact performance. If possible, use your personal computer for Zwift to avoid running into issues with limited permissions and inability to write to folders that compromise performance.
Smartphones, tablets and streaming devices
Probably the biggest part uses a phone, tablet or something else than a computer for running Zwift. However supported hardware and software is limited to the following list.
|Android||Android 7.0 or higher|
Arm64-v8a ABI (Arm64 arch)
1 Gig of RAM or more
OpenGL ES 3.0 or higher
|If you’re not able to find Zwift in de Google Play store than your device is most likely not supported for running Zwift|
|iPhone SE, iPhone 5S or higher|
iPod 6 or higher
|iOS 9.0 or higher|
|iPad Air or higher|
iPad Pro or higher
iPad mini 2 or higher
|iOS 9.0 or higher|
|Apple TV||4th gen or higher|
Computer, laptop or gaming pc
And for those who want to use a PC (desktop or laptop) for running Zwift, there are some specs from Zwift that could help you out.
While laptops/macbooks can be used for running Zwift, they tend to perform a little worse than most desktop that have a dedicated graphic card. However some of the notebooks have a dedicated graphic card like the top of the line macbooks and gaming laptops.
|Operating System (OS)||Windows 7 64bit or higher|
macOS 10.10 or higher
|Windows 8 64bit or higher|
macOS 10.11 or higher
|Windows 10 64bit or higher|
macOS 10.13 or higher
|CPU||Intel Core 2 Duo or better||Intel Core i5,|
AMD Athlon or better
|Intel Core i7,|
AMD Ryzen or better
|GPU||1GB dedicated GPU, Intel HD 4000, AMD R5 or better||2GB Radeon R9 200 series, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or better||2GB Radeon R9 290 series, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or better|
|Hard Drive||4GB of free space||4GB of free space||4GB of free space|