Overview of recommended PC specifications and requirements for PC VR headsets

Overview of recommended PC specifications and requirements for PC VR headsets

Published: 18-02-2022
Updated: 22-03-2023

With a variety of affordable PC and laptop-compatible VR headsets like the Pimax 5K Super, HP Reverb G2, HTC Vive Pro 2, Varjo Aero and many more, you have all the reasons to make the leap into the VR stratosphere. However, for people who’re thinking about investing in a PC VR headset, there’s one important consideration to take into account, and that’s whether your PC or laptop will be able to handle the device.

Irrespective of whether you are investing in a VR headset to play the best VR games, connect to the Metaverse, or use the tech to develop marketable applications, you will need a powerful PC or laptop. In light of this, here’s are the recommended PC requirements you will need to get started.

 Index

  • HP Reverb G2
  • Pimax 5K Super
  • Pimax 8K X
  • HTC Vive Pro 2
  • HTC Vive Pro
  • Oculus Rift S
  • Varjo Aero
  • Varjo XR-3
  • Varjo VR-3

The HP Reverb G2

  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1080 or the AMD RX 5700
  • CPU: Intel Core i5/i7 or the AMD Ryzen 5
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Required Connections: USB Port 1x USB 3.0, Display port 1.3
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (You’ll need the latest software updates)

Pimax 5K Super

  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1070 or greater
  • CPU: Intel i5 (4590) or greater
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Required Connections: USB Port 2.0 or 3.0, Display Port 1.3 or greater
  • Operating System: Windows 10

Pimax 8K X

  • GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2060+ (you’ll need the upscale version) or the NVIDIA (RTX-2080)
  • CPU: Intel i5 (9400) or greater
  • RAM: 8 GB or greater
  • Required Connections: USB Port USB 3.0, Display Port 1.3 or greater
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (with latest software updates)

HTC Vive Pro 2

VR Expert HTC Vive Pro 2 headset

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce (GTX-1060) or the AMD Radeon (RX-480)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 (4590) or the AMD Ryzen (1500)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Required Connections: USB Port 3.0 or greater, Display Port 1.2 or greater
  • Operating System: Windows 10 

HTC Vive Pro

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce (GTX-970) or the AMD (RX-480 Series)
  • CPU: Dual Core (Hyper-Threading required)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Required Connections: USB Port 2.0, Display Port 1.2 or greater
  • Operating System: Windows 10 or Linux

Oculus Rift S

VR Expert Oculus Rift S overview

  • GPU: NVIDIA (GTX-1060) or the AMD Radeon (RX-480)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 (4590) or the AMD Ryzen 5 (1500X)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Required Connections: USB Port 3.0, Mini display port with compatibility to Oculus Rift S adapter
  • Operating System: Window 10

Varjo Aero

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce (RTX 2080 or 3070) or the NVIDIA Quadro (RTX-5000)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 (Quad Core) or the AMD Ryzen 5 (1500X)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Required Connections: USB Port, USB-A (3.0 or 3.1), Display 1.4
  • Operating System: Windows 10

Varjo XR-3

VR Expert Varjo XR-3 angle

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce (RTX-3080 or RTX-A6000)
  • CPU: Intel Core i9 (9900K 8-Core) or the AMD Ryzen 7 (3700X)
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Required Connections: USB Ports, USB-A (3.0 or 3.1) 2 ports required, Display port 1.4 (2 required)
  • Operating System: Windows 10

 Varjo VR-3

The recommended requirements for the Varjo VR-3 are the same as XR-3

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce (RTX-3080 or RTX-A6000)
  • CPU: Intel Core i9 (9900K 8-Core) or the AMD Ryzen 7 (3700X)
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Required Connections: USB Ports USB-A (3.0 or 3.1) 2 ports required, Display port 1.4 (2 required)
  • Operating System: Windows 10