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Nvidia GeForce GTX VR Ready program announced

The Nvidia GeForce GTX VR Ready program has been confirmed, making it easy for consumers to make a VR-focused decision.

The new GTX VR Ready program is basically an indicator that makes buying a Pc or laptop that supports virtual reality easier.

Nvidia has partnered with PC and laptop makers to make sure that systems and graphics cards are VR ready, minimising any confusion for consumers unsure what hardware is required to play VR titles and support virtual reality headsets like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.

Of course, you’ll need some beefy hardware to make sure that your kit can run framerates above 90fps for each eye.

“For customiers, navigating an emerging technology like VR can be daunting,” said Jason Paul, GM of Emerging Technologies at Nvidia. “We’re working with trusted partners worldwide to simplify the buying process with a GeForce GTX VR Ready badge that will let customers quickly identify PCs or add-in cards that are capable of handling the demands of VR.”

Related: Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive

Although official HTC Vive PC requirements have yet to be announced, Nvidia states that virtual reality requires a GeForce GTX 970 GPU or above for desktop PCs or a GTX 980 GPU for notebooks.

The official Oculus Rift PC requirements are as follows:

  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or better
  • Intel i5-4590 equivalent or better
  • 8GB+ RAM
  • HDMI 1.3 video output
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer

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