You can now check whether your system is VR Ready, and if not, whether its capabilities are bound by Graphics Card, CPU, or both using the SteamVR Performance test.
The SteamVR Performance Test measures your system’s rendering power using a 2-minute sequence from Valve’s Aperture Robot Repair VR demo. After collecting the data it determines whether your system is capable of running VR content at 90fps and whether VR content can tune the visual fidelity up to the recommended level. For machines that are not VR Ready the tool can help determine whether capabilities are bound by Graphics Card, CPU, or both.
Download the tool here. HTC recently announced that Vive pre-orders will open worldwide on 29th of this month with pre-order fulfillment and full commercial availability starting early April 2016. Vive will cost $799 and it will come with two wireless controllers, 360 degree tracking and room scale movement sensors. HTC Vive is powered by SteamVR software.