This is the rig you'll need if you want to experience the Oculus Rift at its peak

The Oculus Rift is a VR headset that has been making the rounds at nearly every single technology-related convention for the past couple of years. Earlier this month, Oculus finally announced that its VR headset would be coming to homes in an official capacity after releasing a few iterations of developer headsets. Now, the Oculus VR team has published its recommended PC specifications for the headset when it reaches consumers next year.

Although these specifications could always change, it looks like the Oculus team has a pretty good idea of what will be required in order to have a high-quality experience when using its Rift headset. Oculus is recommending these specifications:

For the full Rift experience, we recommend the following system:

NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
8GB+ RAM
Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
2x USB 3.0 ports
Windows 7 SP1 or newer

Naturally, things can always change and a lot can happen between now and the first quarter of 2016, when the Rift will be officially released. While the above specifications seem fairly modest, it's quite clear that the Oculus Rift will require a fairly robust graphics card when it's released next year.

Source: Oculus VR

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