After revealing the price and release date for their virtual reality headset yesterday, HTC has today revealed the specifications you’d need to run it.
Available for $700 from February, the HTC Vive is slightly more forgiving than the Oculus Rift in terms of its required PC specifications.
These recommended specifications include:
* GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
* CPU: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350equivalent or better
* RAM: 4 GB or more
* Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2or newer
* USB Port: 1x USB 2.0 or better port
* Operating System: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
This differs from Oculus’, requiring only 4GB of RAM instead of 8GB, alongside it only needing a single USB 2.0 port, whereas the Oculus needs three USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port.
However the Vive does also require HDMI 1.4 instead of 1.3.
We don’t know how the two will compare in the real world yet, but if you don’t have a beefy setup the Vive might be a good option.