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The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset from Oculus VR. The consumer version of the Oculus Rift is arriving in Q1 2016, and will come with a launch line-up of titles from Oculus VR and its partners. The Oculus Rift headset offers improved head-tracking and a high-resolution, 90Hz screen for optimal presence, immersion, and comfort.
Oculus Rift GPU Performance Comparison Graph

Oculus Rift GPU Analysis
Comparing Oculus Rift PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that Oculus Rift is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 11 or OpenGL 4.4.

To get the best visual graphical experience on Oculus Rift , aim to have a GPU that has at least 4.096 GB GPU RAM.

Only top performance graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play Oculus Rift

We are advised that 6 year old graphics cards should be able to run Oculus Rift , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the Oculus Rift graphics card requirements chart below.