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Oculus reveals perfect PC spec for Rift

Oculus reveals perfect PC spec for Rift

VR hardware manufacturer Oculus has partnered with top manufacturers of PCs to provide a range of systems that are optimised for its Rift VR system.

The PCs, which include machines from Dell, Asus and Alienware, been designed, assembled, and tested with Rift in mind, according to Oculus.

“We’re excited to introduce the first Oculus Ready PCs from ASUS, Alienware, and Dell! These PCs have been battle tested and certified by Oculus to deliver an incredible Rift experience,” Oculus said in a blog post. “We’re also thrilled to announce that starting February 16 at 8am Pacific Time, you can pre-order Oculus Ready PC and Rift bundles from Best Buy, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store, starting at $1499 for a limited time only.”

All bundles include an Oculus-certified PC and everything that comes with Rift – the headset, sensor, remote, an Xbox One controller, EVE: Valkyrie Founder’s Pack, and Lucky’s Tale.

Pre-orders for Oculus Ready and Rift bundles will ship in limited quantities to select countries and regions from retail partners starting in April, Oculus said.

For the full Rift experience, Oculus recommends the following spec:

  • 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

The starting price for PCs that match these specs and come bundled with the Rift headset is $999 from Dell and Alienware, and $949 from Asus.

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