Currently, to run VR you will need a high-performance computer capable of outputting 90 frames per second to mimic how your eyes view the world.
To check if your computer can run VR you can download this compatibility tool from Oculus Rift (https://support.oculus.com/1357437467617798/):
- Go to https://ocul.us/compat-tool to download the compatibility check tool.
- Open the tool and click Start.
If you are looking at the HTC VIVE, Steam also has a Performance Check available (http://store.steampowered.com/app/323910/SteamVR_Performance_Test/):
- Download the SteamVR Performance check here.
- Open the .exe and run.
Both these tools will tell you whether your machine meets the requirements to run the full Oculus Rift experience. If your computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements then you can either upgrade components to match the requirements or look at upgrading to a new system.
We have a recommended list of laptops and desktops if you are looking to upgrade your system.
If you are still unsure and you want us to check the compatibility of your existing systems, send us an email with information about your current computer at email@example.com and we’d be more than happy to help.