Oculus Rift Recommended Hardware Specifications Announced

Gaming / Gaming Hardware / PC

After the announcement last week that the Oculus Rift would be available Q1 2016, we now have the recommended specs for this amazing piece of hardware. Here it is, straight from Oculus’ blog:

  • 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

Now that we have a known time frame fro release and recommended specs, we can all start putting together our Oculus Rift machines – I know I already am.

In case you weren’t on the Internet last week, Oculus VR revealed their expected release for the Oculus Rift to be Q1 in 2016 with pre-orders starting late in 2015. The price point of the new Oculus Rift hasn’t been announced yet, but is expected to be slightly more expensive than the Gear VR, which currently sells for $200.

Along with the new hardware requirements for the Rift, Oculus also released their new PC SDK 0.6.0, so all of you Oculus developers out there, rejoice! The end is nigh!

What do you think about the newly released recommended hardware? Is it too demanding? Are you planning on getting an Oculus Rift? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Oculus VR Blog
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