The recommended specs for an Oculus Rift compatible computer?
Oculus has published the actual recommended specs for a Rift-compatible personal computer
Oculus Rift CEO Brandon Iribe has recently spoken at the Code Conference, saying that a new gaming PC to go with the Oculus Rift would cost around $1500 - even if he hopes to see that figure soon fall to about $1000.
Oculus has then published the actual recommended specs for a Rift-compatible computer:
- 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
At the moment, almost no laptop can match the recommended specs, so high because VR requires a high frame-rate to avoid users getting sick.
Oculus product VP Nate Mitchell also suggested that the Rift is mainly Windows oriented as of now, as development for OS X and Linux has been paused. However specs will probably stay the same for a long time, ideally for the lifetime of the current Rift consumer edition. That will probably make them soon cheaper.