Microsoft has revealed the official PC requirements for Windows 10 VR. The good news here is that PC gamers won’t need really powerful PC systems in order to run Windows 10 VR applications, though Microsoft did state that certain games and apps may have different requirements.
Here are the official minimum PC requirements for Windows 10 VR:
- CPU: Intel Mobile Core i5 (e.g. 7200U) Dual-Core with Hyperthreading equivalent
- GPU: Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 (GT2) equivalent or greater DX12 API Capable GPU
- RAM: 8GB+ Dual Channel required for integrated Graphics
- HDMI: HDMI 1.4 with 2880×1440 @ 60 Hz or HDMI 2.0 or DP 1.3+ with 2880×1440 @ 90 Hz
- HDD:100GB+ SSD (Preferred) / HDD
- USB: USB 3.0 Type-A or USB 3.1 Type-C Port with DisplayPort Alternate Mode
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 for accessories
In case you’re wondering, Windows 10 VR is NOT Microsoft’s Holograms. Instead, Microsoft is working with Intel in order to bring mixed reality (augmented reality) to life through Windows 10 PC. Or at least that’s what it officially claimed.
Microsoft has not detailed yet the differences between Windows 10 VR and Holograms, though it claimed that it will support 360-degree video in the Movie & TV app, and WebVR support through Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft will reveal more about Windows 10 VR in 2017. Developers will be able to get their hands on developer kits in February, ahead of retail headsets from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo