Is Your PC VR-Ready for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive? Nvidia Will Help Figuring Out
2016 is going to be the year when VR solutions land with a bang in the midst of (if not take over) the gaming industry. We know that you are going to need to touch 90FPS on both the images for a good Oculus Rift and/ or HTC Vive experience, but how much of an oomph does your rig need in order to get there?
In line with that, Nvidia is doing all it can to help the enthusiastic consumers figure out what they need to be “VR-ready” with a new program. Jason Paul, NVIDIA’s general manager of emerging technologies, revealed their plans a couple of hours ago:
For customers, navigating an emerging technology like VR can be daunting. We’re working with trusted partners worldwide to simplify the buying process with a GeForce GTX VR Ready badge that will let customers quickly identify PCs or add-in cards that are capable of handling the demands of VR.
The company has also made some calculations that will need to be met in order for a rig to get a GTX VR Ready badge, keep an eye on these before your spend on your Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, folks:
- A head mounted display
- A PC with USB 3.0 support,
- CPU: Intel Core i5- 4590 equivalent or greater CPU
- 8GB+ RAM of Memory/RAM
- 2x USB 3.0 ports and HDMI 1.3
- Windows 7 SP1 or newer
- GTX 970 (desktop) or GTX 980 (notebook) GPU
Do keep in mind that making sure your PC is up to the mark is going to be highly important this year because Nvidia itself has revealed recently that currently there are only 13 million gaming PCs out there that are capable of running Oculus Rift or HTC Vive properly.