How to Check if your PC is VR Ready

CUK wants to help you determine whether your PC is ready for virtual reality. Luckily, there are easy and free ways to know whether your desktop or laptop is VR-ready before making such a large investment. Oculus, HTC, and SteamVR have released their minimum recommended requirements for a quality VR experience. We've gather all the info and downloads at one place for you below.

Minimum Specs for Oculus Rift:

  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • RAM: 8GB+
  • Video Output Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • USB Ports 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
  • OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

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Minimum Specs for HTC Vive:

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • CPU: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater 
  • RAM: 4GB+
  • Video Output: HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
  • USB Port: 1x USB 2.0 or greater port
  • Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 or newer

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Steam VR Performance Test Tool

Check whether your system is VR Ready, and if not, whether its capabilities are bound by Graphics Card, CPU, or both.

The SteamVR Performance Test measures your system's rendering power using a 2-minute sequence from Valves Aperture Robot Repair VR demo. After collecting the data it determines whether your system is capable of running VR content at 90fps and whether VR content can tune the visual fidelity up to the recommended level. For machines that are not VR Ready the tool can help determine whether capabilities are bound by Graphics Card, CPU, or both.

Click here to download the Steam VR Performance Test Tool

Oculus Rift Test Tool

Download the tool to test your computer to see if it meets the requirements to run VR with Oculus Rift.

Click here to download the Oculus Rift Test Tool

Oculus Rift Setup Tool

Download the Oculus Setup tool to install Oculus Rift software to your computer to setup your Rift.

Click here to download the Oculus Rift Setup Tool