Windows 10 is now the minimum and recommended OS spec for Oculus Rift


Oculus today announced that it is updating the minimum and recommended spec OS to Windows 10 in order to have the full Rift experience. Windows 7 and 8.1 users can continue to use Rift, but they will not receive future new features and apps. Oculus also mentioned that 95% of most active Rift owners are already running Windows 10. Here’s the reason why Oculus has moved on to Windows 10 alone:

Microsoft has deprecated mainstream support for Windows 7 and 8.1, so a shift to Windows 10 ensures we’ll be able to deliver the best performance standards for Rift owners, while aligning with industry standards.

The upcoming Rift Core 2.0 update comes with several new features such as with redesigned Home experience, app and window multitasking in Dash, and Oculus Desktop’s mirror monitors. These features are built on the foundation of Windows 10, so it is essential for users to upgrade.

Here’s the updated minimum spec published by Oculus today:

Rec Spec

  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater
  • Alternative Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
  • CPU: Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 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 10 operating system

Min Spec

  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
  • Alternative Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 960 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
  • CPU: Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
  • Memory: 8GB+ RAM
  • Video Output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • USB Ports: 1x USB 3.0 port, plus 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • OS: Windows 10 operating system

Source: Oculus

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