HTC Vive Recommended System Specifications

HTC announced the recommended PC specifications for the HTC Vive, requiring a lower requirement then the Oculus Rift.

The HTC Vive will require GTX 970//R9 290 or higher, 4GB+ or RAM and an Intel i5 4590/ FX 8350 or higher, whereas the Oculus Rift recommends no AMD CPUs at this time and requires at least 8GB of system memory and USB 3.0 posts.

       “We are proud to announce, in partnership with Valve, the unveiling of the consumer edition of the Vive virtual reality system powered by SteamVR.

Taking Vive one step further, with refreshed branding and an updated head strap, the Vive consumer edition builds upon the innovative features that were introduced into the Vive Pre. The consumer edition of Vive also integrates phone functionality. Enabling you to stay connected to the real world, without exiting the virtual world, Vive Phone Services demonstrates the ability to combine both realities without losing touch of either. By allowing you to receive and respond to both incoming and missed calls, get text messages and send quick replies and check upcoming calendar invites directly through the headset, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities for both consumers and businesses.”



  • GPU: – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • CPU: – Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
  • RAM: – 4GB+
  • Video Output: – HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
  • USB Port: – 1x USB 2.0 or greater port
  • Operating System: – Windows 7 SP1 or newer


The HTC Vive arrive with the headsets motion controllers, superior head monitoring as well as other exclusive capabilities. Essentially the newest add-ons towards the HTC Vive have been this improvement of it is top mounted video camera, allowing end users to see real life objects into the virtual environment, which not simply enormously enhances this safe practices of while using the device.

HTC Vive

The HTC Vive will be coming to market for $799.99 and will come bundles with Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption at launch.