Oculus sets new min spec for VR, introduces $499 VR PC

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Oculus is holding its Connect conference in California right now and the company has revealed that thanks to a new asynchronous spacewarp feature, PC VR is coming to lower end PCs. At the same time, the company has launched a new minimum spec for PC VR alongside a new $499 CyberPower-made PC running AMD hardware that’s capable of VR.

The asynchronous spacewarp feature fixes positional judder by breaking an app down to 45 frames per second and then inserting a synthetic frame in between each actual frame. As a result, the app can run on a lower powered machine at the native 90 frames per second without dropping frames and affecting the actual result.

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So what’s the new minimum spec for Oculus Rift VR? Oculus likened the reduction in the spec to reducing VR from a $1000 minimum cost last year to under $700 now and with the launch of the new PC, it’ll get even lower. The minimum spec now is:

  • GPU: NVIDIA 960 or greater
  • CPU: Intel i3-6100 / AMD FX4350 or greater
  • RAM: 8GB+
  • Outputs: HDMI 1.3 video, 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
  • OS: Windows 8 or newer

What do you think of the new minimum spec for VR and is it enough for you to get into VR? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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