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Want to find out if your PC is ready to run the Rift? Use this official benchmark to find out.

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The Oculus Rift will require a powerful PC to run once it releases in April. To that end, Oculus has released a Rift Compatibility Check tool [Download link] which will scan your PC and tell you which of your hardware components don't meet the headset's requirements. Chances are, something will need an upgrade, because these are the recommended specs:

  • Video Card NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • CPU Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory 8GB+ RAM
  • Video Output Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • USB Ports 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
  • OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

If you're not interested in manually upgrading your hardware, Oculus has certified a number of pre-built systems as Oculus-ready PCs, which can be purchased in a bundle with the Rift itself. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey mentioned in a Reddit AMA that he'll be using a PC with these recommended specs for his own time with the Rift - though his actual gaming PC deserves a mention all of its own.

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