Seeing if your PC is ready to get going with virtual reality is hard, as there’s not to many tools or information out there to let you know what you need.

If you are one of the people that are interested in finding out then you will be happy to know Steam now has a tool for that, launched by Valve today, the SteamVR virtual reality PC check tool will carry out a full survey of your PC and report to you if you are ready or not for VR content.

The test analyses your PC’s rendering power with a 2-minute sequence of Aperture Robot Repair VR demonstration, upon completion the data will then be analysed and the app will calculate if your PC can effectively run VR content at 90fps.

It can also help determine whether capabilities of your PC are bound by the GPU, CPU or both.

The tool requires the following to run:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater.

You can watch the video below for a quick look.

Source: Valve

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