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Can your PC run the HTC Vive? Minimum system requirements revealed


HTC Vive

Minimum system requirements for the HTC Vive have been unveiled, and they’re as demanding as you'd expect.

Much like the Oculus Rift, the Vive has similarly high expectations of your rig, although HTC requires for half the RAM as a minimum requirement.

Below are the minimum system requirements:

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better

CPU: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better

RAM: 4 GB or more

Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer

USB Port: 1x USB 2.0 or better port

Operating System: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10

There's also a Steam bespoke app on its store for users to test their PC and see whether or not it can support the HTC Vive VR headset, to avoid the heartache of shelling out the vast sums of money to only find out you can’t use VR. The good thing about the app is, if your PC doesn’t support VR, it will tell you where exactly your rig is lacking for those looking to upgrade.

The Vive releases on April 5, and costs £689.

Do you think VR headsets are reasonably priced? Let us know in the comments below.

Neel Gupta

March 8, 2016, 6:57 am

"Which VR headset are you looking forward to?"
The first VR Manufacturer to support Linux & Android.


July 20, 2016, 10:47 pm

No mention of the razer osvr? Go figure...

Depth Dark

October 22, 2016, 10:57 am

HoloLens is for AR, not VR, different things.

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