This tool checks if your PC can handle Oculus Rift
Published 08/01/2016 | 10:11
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.