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Can your PC handle the Oculus Rift? Here are the official recommended PC specs

by Joey Davidson | January 6, 2016January 6, 2016 8:33 am PDT

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?


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...