Now that the Oculus Rift is up for pre-order, complete with a $599 price point, Oculus VR has issued the official reccomended PC specs for “the full Rift experience.”
Here they are.
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
Yeah, this thing is going to need a modern machine. The video card and CPU alone will run most users around $500 (or more), and then there’s the actual build itself. If you’re in need of an entirely new computer, I imagine this might take around $800 or $900 to pull off, depending on sales and such.
What do you think of the price and recommended specs for the Oculus Rift?