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Solved VR... Am I ready?

Discussion in 'Games' started by TheNerdyVillager, Sep 2, 2016.

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Is my PC ready?

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  2. okay I guess

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  1. TheNerdyVillager

    TheNerdyVillager Thread Starter

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    I've checked out the specifications for VR. I've run the tests as well, due to my processor being up to date (an i7-4790, one of those quadcore types). The tests give me the green light to go, but the recommendations for hardware include a GTX 970 for the Rift and Vive. Does my processor give me a pass?

    Note: My memory is 16 gigabytes, and my hard drive is a 1.8 terabyte SSD.

    EARLY EDIT: I would assume that it would work, due to my computer running games like Overwatch and Saints Row IV at the maximum graphical settings, and Saints Row IV only starts lagging a little when I get into fights with lots of enemies being employed, with all of their animations, polygons, and path-finding AI, so I would assume that VR would run well, but you know, I have a mere GTX 750 Ti.

    ANOTHER REALLY EARLY EDIT: Okay, the tests actually don't give me a greenlight. The framerate is fine, but it says my card is terrible.
     
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  2. Gulo Luseus

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    as a committed Vive user (they are pretty awesome all told), yes, your CPU should quite happily handle the challenge. More importantly though, is your GPU spec. the minimum quoted for the vive is a 970, although I know some people have it running on a 960. A 750 is unlikely to give you the experience you want, if at all.
    If you're looking to spend the money on a headset, I would personally recommend the vive, both from the viewpoint that it is pretty fantastic in its content, and that the oculus is only just getting its proper launch, and if the most recent builds are anything to go by, its going to be a little less than the vive, especially with roomspace and the motion controllers, but of course its your choice:)

    you could go with a headset, and if th egraphics card isnt up to it, upgrade that- depends on money, of course.
     
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