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[POLYGON] Oculus Rift has a new minimum spec, $499 entry-level PC

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At Oculus Connect today, CEO Brendan Iribe announced a new, lower minimum hardware spec for using Oculus Rift. The new spec is thanks to a technology called Asynchronous Spacewarp, allowing systems to deliver a stable 45 frames per second, while the ASW technology effectively doubles that and fills in the gaps. That means smooth VR running on cheaper hardware. Here it is:

  • Nvidia 960 or greater (down from Nvidia GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater)
  • Intel i3-6100 / AMD FX4350 or greater (down from Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater)
  • 8GB+ RAM (same)
  • Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output (same)
  • 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 (change from 2x USB 3.0 ports)
  • Windows 8 or newer (change from Windows 7 SP1 or newer)

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post #2 of 69
VR for the poor

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post #3 of 69
No just no. That is not the problem with VR.
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post #4 of 69
Going after PSVR I see. As their full package is also $499.
post #5 of 69
So... $500 PC... And more than that on top just for the VR headset...

Might as well buy some extremely good speakers and play on a decent monitor.
post #6 of 69
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Originally Posted by NightAntilli View Post

So... $500 PC... And more than that on top just for the VR headset...

Might as well buy some extremely good speakers and play on a decent monitor.

It stupid. People much rather pay $700 for GPU and $300 for VR than the other way around.
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post #7 of 69
VR with a 960. Are they serious? Anything less than 60fps, I get motion sickness.
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I really want to try VR but I can't bring myself to buy one until v2 or v3 Vive comes out and some worthwhile games.
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I really want to try VR but I can't bring myself to buy one until v2 or v3 Vive comes out and some worthwhile games.

Thats the problem with VR. Quality Content, full featured content and than V1 hardware.
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post #10 of 69
Oculus needs all the audience they can get (including the poor, desperate, and ignorant).
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