Thursday 25 May 2017

This tool checks if your PC can handle Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift
Oculus Rift

Emma Clark

Are you interested in the Oculus Rift? Well, you may want to ensure that your PC meets the recommended requirements before placing a pre-order.

If the Oculus Rift's $600 price hasn't put you off, the next step is ensuring that your PC is Rift ready.

You'll need a pretty heavy-duty PC for the virtual reality headset to work, so better to find out if you need an upgrade now that when your shiny new toy arrives. There's a tool available from the Oculus Rift pre-order page that lets you know how your PC shapes up.

For reference, here are the recommended specs:

Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater

CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater

Memory: 8GB+ RAM

Video Output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output

USB Ports: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port

OS :Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

The entire test only takes a couple of seconds and shows you exactly where upgrades are needed.

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