Two months ago Microsoft announced their Win10 VR series of headsets, which will release at prices starting at $299 and will not require any external tracking systems like the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift.

This new VR headsets series will come to market in 2017, from Microsoft partners like ASUS, Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo to manufacture this VR headset. Now Microsoft has announced the PC system requirements for the Win10 headset, confirming that the headset is designed for creativity, productivity and media consumption purposes rather than play only games like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.

The system requirements for Microsoft’s Windows 10 VR headsets are not very high demanding compared to the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Check the requirements down below:

  • CPU: Intel Mobile Core i5 (e.g. 7200U) Dual-Core with Hyperthreading equivalent
  • GPU: Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 (GT2) equivalent or greater DX12 API Capable GPU
  • RAM: 8GB+ Dual Channel required for integrated Graphics
  • HDMI: HDMI 1.4 with 2880×1440 @ 60 Hz or HDMI 2.0 or DP 1.3+ with 2880×1440 @ 90 Hz
  • HDD:100GB+ SSD (Preferred) / HDD
  • USB: USB 3.0 Type-A or USB 3.1 Type-C Port with DisplayPort Alternate Mode
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 for Accessories

Windows 10 VR headset will be different based on their manufacturers, each of which will have their own personalized design and will look slightly different. Right now it is unknown how much manufacturers are allowed to change on their design.

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Suvendu Mardi (SAM)

A Graduate, in Computer Application, Hardware Enthusiast, and Die Hard PC Gamer, Work as hardware consultant and building custom PC since 2007