Microsoft reveals Windows 10 VR minimum PC specs
Microsoft has officially announced the minimum requirements for a PC to work with Windows 10 VR headsets. The requirements listed assure that most of the modern PC will support Windows 10 VR experiences, however, some apps and games may need more specs to run them depending on their demand
The specs aren’t as demanding as Oculus Rift and HTC’s Vive headset. Here’s the full minimum specs:
- 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
- Storage: 100GB and up SSD (preferred) or HDD
- USB: USB 3.0 Type-A or USB 3.1 Type-C port with DisplayPort Alternate Mode
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 for accessories.
It is still not known what Windows 10 VR experience will be like, or how it will differ from Hololens Platform. However it will support 360-degree video in the Movie and TV app, and WebVR support through Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft has already announced Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer as its hardware partner to bring Windows 10 VR headset to the market staring at $300. In addition, the company is adding China based device maker 3Glasses as its partner as well.
We should know more details on Wndows 10 VR experiences early next year.