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VR ready PC Specs

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Below are the PC specs & checks for checking/building VR ready PC:

Oculus Rift Recommended VR Specifications (2017):

  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater
  • CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 8GB+ RAM
  • Video Output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • USB Ports: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

Check your PC: Oculus offers the Oculus Compatibility Check app to automatically check your computer’s specs against their recommendation.

Valve / SteamVR / HTC Vive Recommended VR Specifications (2017):

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480, equivalent or better
CPU: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Video Output: – HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
USB Port: – 1x USB 2.0 or greater port
OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

Check your PC: Valve offers the SteamVR Performance Test app which actually benchmarks your machine to see if it can handle VR games built to their spec in practice. Since the Oculus and Steam VR specs are so similar, running this app may be helpful to identify bottlenecks for either.

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