Oculus plans to open pre-orders for glasses virtual reality (VR) made them at the end of this year, despite the launch of the product will be carried out in the first quarter of 2016. In order for prospective users can get ready, they also reveal the computer specifications suitable to try the gadget.
One thing is unfortunate, demands hardware specifications for this Oculus Rift is high.
VR goggles that requires users to have a computer with Nvidia GTX 970 graphics processor / AMD 290 or higher. Processors must also equivalent to the Intel i5-4590 or more sophisticated than that.
The next requirement, computer users should have 8 GB of RAM or greater, two USB 3.0 ports and HDMI 1.3 video output that supports 297 MHz clock through direct architectural output. Minimal operating system to run the Oculus Rift is Windows 7 SP1.
Chief Architect Oculus Atman Binstock said, the reason for applying a high specification it is for smooth graphics performance. When using the Oculus Rift, the user is actually running two screens berketajaman 2160 x 1200 pixels at a speed of 90 Hz at the same time.
This means that the graphics processing power needed is equivalent to three times the processing of full HD 1080 pixels. Minimum specifications mentioned, measured so that no frames are lost when users enjoy a VR display.
“Specifications that we recommend will not change throughout life Oculus Rift. Later, hardware is equivalent to the specification will be cheaper and there will be more people who can use this Rift system,” wrote in the official blog Oculus Binstock.