PC requirements for Oculus Rift

A concept which has been only can we dream and see through science fiction films finally getting closer in sight. Virtual Reality, slowly but surely, began to establish itself as the future of the gaming industry which is worth to anticipate. Competition heats up with more manufacturers took part, from HTC - HTC Vive Valve to Sony with Project Morpheus.

Vive VR will be the first product released by the target year-end release, followed by the most anticipated project of Facebook - Oculus Rift followed in 2016. With feature that looks promising, it is not surprising that it became a dream product. But to use it to the max abilities? You need more investment.

The latest information finally coming from Oculus VR - Oculus Rift developer to what kind of PC specifications need to be prepared to ensure these peripherals can run smoothly. Rift commercial version confirmed to be carrying the 2160 × 1200 resolution, at 90Hz dual display. Atman Binstock - Chief Arhitect stated that this means it will require 3x GPU capabilities when rendering 1080p. So, what kind of PC you need to prepare? Binstock also released specifications required recommendations:

    Nvidia GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
    Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
    8GB+ RAM
    Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
    2x USB 3.0 ports
    Windows 7 SP1 or newer

Binstock believes that this configuration would be able to support the Rift during its existence. Although it is expensive at the moment, he is convinced by the tendency of increasing prices down over time, there will be more players who will be able to enjoy the Oculus Rift. Unfortunately, Binstock also ensure that none of the notebooks / laptops on the market today that can be used for Oculus Rift. Not because of raw performance, but because most of the external video output done by the Integrated GPU notebook though it has a separate GPU though.

Oculus Rift will be released in the first quarter of 2016, although still without the price and exact release date. What about yourself? Interested?