How powerful your PC needs to be to run Oculus Rift

Oculus has released the recommended system specifications for running its Rift headset on a PC.

The Oculus system, which is owned by Facebook and is scheduled to ship to consumers in Q1 of 2016, will require a high-end graphics card, an i5 processor, and 8GB or more of RAM to run optimally.

“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,” said Oculus.

The recommended system specs are detail below.

  • 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

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