Oculus Rift System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz / AMD FX-4350
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 380 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 1 GB
  • DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • 8GB+ RAM
  • Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer
PC System Analysis For Oculus Rift Requirements
Oculus Rift will require Radeon R9 290 graphics card with a Core i5-4590 3.3GHz or FX-8350 processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. 8 GB will also be needed to achieve the Oculus Rift rec specs and get 60FPS. Oculus Rift needs a graphics card thats at least as powerful as a GeForce GTX 960 2GB/Radeon R9 380 paired with FX-4350/Core i3-6300 3.8GHz CPU to match the min specs. This PC setup will deliver 25-35 Frame Per Second at Low graphics setting on 720p resolution. Don't try and play Oculus Rift without 8 GB, which helps get the 30FPS Another thing to consider is the DirectX capability of your GPU. Oculus Rift needs a GPU capable of running DirectX 11.00. We suggest a 9 year old PC to play smoothly.
FPS System Benchmark
79 FPS
High
Graphics Card
7.25
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Oculus Rift System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
4GB
4GB
RAM
8 GB
8 GB
OS
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
DirectX
11
11
HDD Space
1 GB
1 GB

Oculus Rift PC Release Date:

28 Mar 2016

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07:39 Feb-11-2018
Can I run Oculus Rift at 60FPS on medium at 1080p?
FX-6300 GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte D5 4GB 8GB
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Can I run ?

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08:23 Feb-11-2018

Erm, your might struggle a bit, this is dependent on the games you want to play as-well. Remember that

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08:52 Feb-11-2018

ok so can i run drunk bar fight or job simulator?

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01:36 Jan-23-2018
Can I run Oculus Rift?
Core i5-4460 3.2GHz GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 8GB

Can I run ?

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18:52 Jan-01-2018

would the oculus rift work alright on my system


cpu: intel i5 3570k 3.4ghz
gpu: geforce gtx 1050ti 4gb
ram: 16gb ddr3 1600 mhz
res: 1920x1080

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06:02 Aug-17-2017
Can I run Oculus Rift?
Core i5-6500 3.2GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 8GB
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Can I run this with my rig?

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23:16 Aug-03-2016

The compatibility tool says my cpu doesn't meet their recommended specifications and that I need a i5-4590 or better. But I was under the impression the i7 3930k was still pretty good despite its age. Do I seriously have to upgrade? It seems to handle anything I have thrown at it thus far so...

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14:00 Jun-24-2016

Can i run oculus rift with this spec ?

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10:44 Jul-14-2016

Nope, the problem is CPU and GFX

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14:10 May-31-2016

This VR look very nice, but requirement of GPU for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are way too high to my current card I will upgrade GPU to GTX 1070 when it is released. Also almost none of gaming laptop running VRs.

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19:53 Apr-02-2016

The search page gives me a "High system performance running" check for all fields, but this page gives me a flat-out "No" for the graphics card.


But I heard that the G751JY, when overclocked, can run the Oculus Rift.


I love confusion.

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22:01 Apr-08-2016

New test rig in place, ignore this.

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13:09 Apr-01-2016

Puts in Intel Core i5-6500 @3.2ghz quad and a MSI Geforce 960 2gb


Tells me to downgrade is a gtx780 and the cpu can't run it


EXPLAIN YOURSELF!

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22:36 Mar-23-2016

Would my CPU cause any problems with the Rift?

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18:57 Mar-24-2016

I don't think so. You could get a little overclocking done if you need to. I have the same chip and mines running at 4Ghz on a h55 with no problems.

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07:02 Mar-27-2016

Thanks for the answer, have an upvote :)

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10:11 Mar-21-2016

would i able to run this?

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18:09 Mar-24-2016

Sorry, you need to upgrade your graphics card.

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18:51 Mar-14-2016

Do I meet the requirements? I got 2 gtx960's in SLI

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17:26 Mar-16-2016

Dude Oculus Rift will Bow down to your Rig

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18:50 Mar-23-2016

Actually i'm unsure. People are saying that sli and crossfire will be up to the devolper and with gtx970 being with what people are sticking with for current games. That 4Gb vram might be necessary for the high resolutions.

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18:53 Mar-23-2016

Although the gtx960 is no slouch on its own, it will probably run current games for vr but as newer games come out you might find it lacking. Unless Devs decide that sli and cross fire must be supported. Makes sense for a card per eye. :)

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20:47 Feb-27-2016

I meet everything except the cpu, which is only 9% below, will I have a good experience with the rift, or will my rig not be able to handle it (and I know it hasn't been released yet, I'm just looking for speculative opinions).

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08:47 Mar-05-2016

I think you'll be fine,if I were you and have any problem, I would just OC a little bit,but I think you are fine.

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22:48 Mar-05-2016

Thanks for the advice. I was planning on oc'ing the cpu a bit anyway, so that works out pretty good. Im not getting it anytime soon so this post may have been a bit premature but hey, better safe than sorry. Thanks again.

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23:48 Feb-22-2016

Would I be able to use the Oculus rift with my rig??? like good quality games??

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08:56 Mar-12-2016

No im afraid not. Maybe you can play some lite indie games with your rig but big quality games wont be an option.

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15:52 Feb-03-2016

So, since my gpu is only 38% better than requirements, does this mean I'd only be able to play pretty ugly looking games on it? Only having 38% of my gpu to use

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13:33 Feb-21-2016

i hope NOT!... i think you can run any game on it.. your GPU is the best of nVIDIA now.. so it SHOULD run any game on it.

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21:58 Dec-15-2015

Super excited to get my hands on the rift when it comes out. Thinking of pre-ordering it whenever it opens up for orders...

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06:46 Oct-26-2015

They do know that their target demographic is gamers right?! $1,500? And you have to have a PC with solid specs AND buy their controller??? Greedy Ash Bastars!

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10:35 Aug-11-2015

Minimum?

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17:10 May-28-2015

well atleast i meet the os and direct x i guess... maybe i ll get it in the next 3 years xD
so expensive

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