When Microsoft revealed it would be working with hardware manufacturers to bring Windows 10 VR to life at a more affordable price point than current offerings, there was one piece of information missing. What spec machine would you need to run the Windows 10 VR devices. Now, Microsoft has revealed the minimum specifications you will need to make the most of the Windows 10 VR.
- 4 CPU cores, including dual-core processors with hyperthreading
- 4GB RAM
- DirectX 12 capable graphics card
- USB 3.0 port
Those system requirements and the price point are way below anything currently on the market which lowers the barriers into getting VR.
Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 VR headsets will start at $299 and will be made by companies like HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer.
If you are a Windows Insider with the most up-to-date version of Windows 10, you should see a new tool called Windows Holographic First Run which will confirm whether your machine is ready to run VR and, if anything isn’t up to speed, where you need to improve your hardware.
The push comes as part of Microsoft’s update to Windows 10 with its Creators Update which is coming next year. It will add Windows Holographic, the same environment that HoloLens runs on.
Microsoft is planning to unveil more information about the VR headsets at an event in December.