Over the past few years, VR technology has been a topic of much discussion in the gaming world. The topic of VR is one that isn’t by any means new to the gaming world but definitely had its flame rekindled since the Kickstarter for Oculus Rift. Since then we’ve seen several more VR devices come up and tons of games being made for these devices. However, despite all of the hype around the VR tech, we didn’t have much info on what type of hardware we’d need to power these headsets. Well, over the weekend, Oculus gave us the official recommended specs. Here’s how they look:
- NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
- Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
- 8GB+ RAM
- Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- Windows 7 SP1 or newer
The hardware needed isn’t too terribly high end however if you haven’t upgraded your computer in a while and want a Rift, you may want to invest in some upgrades. Particularly, you’ll want to snag a modern graphics card. Otherwise, if you want VR, you’ll need to look towards the consoles.