There are many demos of the Oculus Rift, and the computer system that used for these demos are very powerful to render two screens at once, each screen per eye. So, Oculus and game developers always make sure they have more than enough resources to work with.
Today, Oculus has announced the recommended system specifications for Rift VR, and for full Rift experience. Check it out below:
- NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 or greater
- Intel Core i5-4590 or greater
- At least 8GB RAM
- HDMI 1.3 video output supporting a 297MHz clock via a direct output architecture
- Two USB 3.0 ports
- Microsoft’s Windows 7 SP1 or newer
Generally, the recommended system specifications are a bit lower many Rift demo systems. It’s asking to have at least a $250+ GPU, with an Intel quad-core CPU and a lot of RAM, with an HDMI port as well as USB 3.0. So, most of modern middle range gaming PC already meets these requirements.
The company also notes most laptops are not working well with the Rift. It has weak GPUs, using iGPU and its outputs instead of direct outputs. If you would like to use the Rift on your laptop, make sure it’s able to directly drive an HDMI port. That’s why the direct output architecture is a part of the recommended specifications.
Do your gaming computer meets these requirements ?