Most Computers Will Not Be Strong Enough to Support Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is the next big thing in gaming that is expected to come out in 2016. However, there’s just one huge problem with that, most of the consumer computers out there will not be able to support all the graphics capabilities that VR requires. Only 13 million of the 1.43 billion PCs that are […]

Virtual reality is the next big thing in gaming that is expected to come out in 2016. However, there’s just one huge problem with that, most of the consumer computers out there will not be able to support all the graphics capabilities that VR requires. Only 13 million of the 1.43 billion PCs that are used worldwide will meet that requirment. To put that in better terms that’s less than 1% of all current PCs. On average the PC required would cost around $1000, the same cost of a high-end company laptop.

Here are the requirements for the Oculus Rift:

  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • Intel i5-4590 or greater
  • 8GB of RAM minimum
  • HDMI 1.3 output
  • At least 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • Windows 7 or up

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1 comments

  1. RPG TEAM 5 years ago

    That’s a pretty tall order for someone who doesn’t know anything about computers. Even if you do know about computers getting your hands on a computer of this caliber can be a pretty daunting task unless you have the money.

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