Can a ASUS x556UA Laptop Run VR?


Thread Starter
Dec 3, 2020
Hey, I'm kinda new to forums and tech stuff altogether so sorry if this isnt in the normal format.
I have just been wondering since my laptop can run certain games fine, if it was possible to a VR headset through it. From my research, it has a Core i7-6500U, 2 Cores, with a Intel HD Graphics 520, and the brand is COre i7 5th Gen. I ran SteamVR Performance Test on it, and it has told me my GPU is the only thing not strong enough. I really want a VR headset this Christmas, but I dont think i can afford a GPU upgrade or External GPU and purchase the VR headset aswell. Just looking for some help or info on what to do, and if i can still play VR or not!


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Jul 24, 2015
Unfortunately, as the Steam test revealed, the onboard Intel graphics isn't powerful enough to handle the VR experience. You'd really need to upgrade the GPU, and that's contingent on whether or not your laptop will support an external one.

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