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.