Oculus Rift – Recommended Requirements Revealed

Oculus has announced the recommended requirements for the consumer version of its virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift. According to the specs, the Oculus Rift will require (for optimal performance) an NVIDIA GTX970 or an AMD 290 graphics card and an Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater CPU. You can view the complete list of the Oculus Rift’s recommended requirements below.

Oculus Rift Recommended Requirements:

  • 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 Oculus team added:

“The goal is for all Rift games and applications to deliver a great experience on this configuration. Ultimately, we believe this will be fundamental to VR’s success, as developers can optimize and tune their game for a known specification, consistently achieving presence and simplifying development.”

Do note that these are the recommended requirements. Owners of weaker PC configs will also be able to use the Oculus Rift, though they may encounter various performance issues and a – generally – underwhelming gaming experience.

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