Microsoft reveals hardware requirements for Windows 10 VR

In Microsoft’s latest bid to bring Virtual Reality to the masses, it plans to rollout a fully-fledged VR experience in the next Windows 10 Creators Update, due next year. The headset that comes with the setup is rumoured to be priced at $299, and works on the same technology as the company’s HoloLens.

The VR set is designed to be priced between the expensive and more affordable models of the competition, offering relatively good capabilities at a more affordable price tag.

As such, it requires lesser specs than most of its high-end competitors, and Microsoft sets the minimum hardware requirements at:

  • 4GB of RAM
  • USB 3.0 port
  • A graphics card with DirectX 12 support
  • 4 CPU cores, including dual-core processors with hyperthreading

Considering the demands of VR, that’s not at all bad for hardware requirements. To put it into perspective, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive both require a dedicated, high-end graphics card, on top of a Core i5 processor.



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