Want to buy an Oculus Rift? Make sure your PC includes these specs first!


Oculus is expected to launch its Rift virtual reality headset by the end of this year to the public. If you’re planning to purchase an Oculus Rift, you might need to cancel your plan. The company today revealed that the Rift will require a powerful Windows PC to work. Here’s the required specifications:

  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • 8GB+ RAM
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • HDMI 1.3 video output supporting a 297MHz clock via a direct output architecture

As you can see, the above specs are generally found on a $800 PC – so if you’re planning to buy a Rift and don’t have a Windows computer with the above hardware, you may just need to buy a new PC or cancel your plans of buying the Rift.

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Source: Oculus

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