If you thought the cost of buying a VR headset was prohibitively expensive - think again. An HTC Vive is just a drop in the ocean compared to the sort of gaming PC you'll need to meet DOOM VFR's minimum system requirements. DOOM VFR truly is the foie gras of virtual reality gaming. If you're planning to rip and tear with the best of them then it might be time to think of an upgrade...

DOOM VFR Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz 3.33 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 or Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • HDD: 17GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: Vulkan

DOOM VFR Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX GeForce GTX 1080 or Radeon RX Vega 64
  • HDD: 17GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: Vulkan

In short, you're going to need a BFG (Big F--king Gaming PC) to play DOOM VFR. Virtual F--king Reality indeed. If you're serious about VR then in all likelihood you've got a mighty fine system to go along with it, but those looking at DOOM VFR and contemplating a VR headset purchase would be wise to start jotting up the costs of meeting the minimum specs. 

The bulk of the cost will come from the graphics cards, of course, and for DOOM VFR the absolute minimum you need is a GeForce GTX 1070 or a Radeon RX 480. AMD owners come out on top here thanks to id Software and AMD's cosy relationship. The RX 480 is far weaker and far cheaper than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070.

Aside from this, you'll need a relatively modern, powerful quad-core processor and 8GB RAM, both of which should be less problematic for most folks.

Meanwhile, the recommended requirements for DOOM VFR is basically an enthusiast-tier gaming PC that stops just shy of being the absolute best that money can buy. AMD's most powerful graphics card, the Radeon RX Vega 64, should do the trick, while Team Green users who've just bought a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti are probably breathing a weary sigh. Elsewhere, DOOM VFR is one of the first games ever to recommend a hexa-core processor. In short, you're going to have to throw a lot of money at DOOM VFR to have it looking its best.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the DOOM VFR System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the DOOM VFR GPU benchmark chart and we also have a DOOM VFR Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.