Oculus Rift Hardware Requirements

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is coming Q1 of 2016. Now the date has been announced, the hardware requirements are surfacing, and while they are stiff - as one might expect - they are not horrible. Throwing convincing stereo images around at relatively high resolutions is always going to take some computing horsepower, and so we have these recommended minimum specs:
  • 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
At current prices, the bits above are probably around $500-$600, plus a case and so on if you are building a PC just for the purpose.

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