See If Your PC Is VR-Ready With The Oculus Rift Compatibility Tool

See If Your PC Is VR-Ready With the Oculus Rift Compatibility Tool

Preorders for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset are finally open to all, but you'll need a beefy computer running Windows to use it. This tool will check your system and see what you need to upgrade so you're ready come launch in May. The future of VR is pretty exciting, sure, but also expensive. Not only will you need to fork over $920 excluding shipping for the Oculus Rift headset, you'll also need to have an incredibly powerful rig to use it. A typical gaming PC will likely need an upgrade, and even top of the line gaming rigs will probably need a new video card. Here are the minimum recommended specs:

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 ports

OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

If you want to see where your PC is in need of some power, head to the link below and download the compatibility tool.

Oculus Rift Compatibility Tool [Oculus]


    The only thing the tool says I need is USB3 ports which I have? $600 is A LOT for a peripheral. Granted it's pretty cool. I just don't think I'd pick one up until more games support it.

      Did it say you didn't have some/enough, or that it was unable to determine USB 3 compatibility?

        It said I don't have enough, I have 4 usb3 and 4 usb2. It's not a big deal i have a PCI-e USB3 expansion card i can use but I'm still not sold on this.

    Can it check my wallet too see if it's Oculus ready!

    USB Ports: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 ports
    Rift may not work with your computer's USB 3.0 ports.
    Well that could be a show stopper, MITX was not a smart move in hindsight...

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