Oculus Offers Complete List of VR GPUs Meeting Recommended and Minimum Specifications

With so many choices for graphics cards out there, it’s hard to know exactly what you should buy to outfit your next VR-ready PC. To make things a little easier, Oculus recently published a list of GPUs that meet minimum specs, and a more comprehensive list of recommended GPUs so you can have what the company calls “the full Oculus Rift experience.”

Minimum Spec GPUs

While a high performance gaming GPU is necessary to run the sort of graphically intensive VR games you’ll see on either the Oculus Store or Steam, you’ll find that you can get away with a minimum spec card for many games. It’s true you’ll probably have to keep the graphics slider on the low side, but if you’re short on money, it could mean the difference between finally getting into VR, or still wishing you had.

The company does warn that some Rift content may require a computer that “exceeds Oculus’s minimum or recommended specs,” and that you should always keep an eye on the recommended specs when browsing content in the Oculus Store. That said, here’s the current list of min spec GPUs you’ll need to get started:

NVIDIA GTX 960 (4GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB), NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti, NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti (laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and AMD Radeon RX 470.

Recommended Spec GPUs

At the very bottom rung of the recommended specs list, you’ll likely be able to turn the graphics slider from the lowest level up to medium, squeezing out a little more graphical detail with less chance of incurring skipped frames, or activating Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW) – the band-aid Oculus created to smooth the transition between skipped frames. The highest end will of course allow you to crank the settings to ultra, even leaving some room for supersampling.

For what the company calls “the full Oculus Rift experience,” they recommend your PC has at very least an NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 card or greater. Oculus also recommends the following desktop and laptop GPUs:

NVIDIA
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB, Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB, Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB, laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Black
NIVIDA TITAN X (Pascal)
NIVIDA TITAN Xp
NVIDIA Quadro GP100
NVIDIA Quadro K6000
NVIDIA Quadro M5000
NVIDIA Quadro M5500
NVIDIA Quadro P4000
NVIDIA Quadro P5000
NVIDIA Quadro P6000
NVIDIA M5000
NVIDIA M5500
NVIDIA M6000 (12GB)
NVIDIA M6000 (24GB)
AMD
AMD Radeon R9 290
AMD Radeon R9 290X
AMD Radeon R9 390
AMD Radeon R9 390X
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
AMD FirePro W9100
AMD FirePro WX7100
AMD FirePro WX7100 (laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 480
AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile

If you’re in doubt about whether other parts of your PC need upgrading, download the compatibility check tool published by Oculus to see if your computer’s guts have what it takes.

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