Oculus Rift Minimum Specs Revised Downward

Oculus has revised the minimum requirements for running the Rift to a more affordable video card, the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti.

If you’ve found the previous recommended video card to be outside of your budgetary considerations, then this should be welcome news, since the 1050 Ti is set to retail for around $139, compared to the more 1060’s more forbidding $260 – $270. Combined with the Rift’s revised pricing of $598, potential buyers are now greeted with a reduction of $300 for acquiring a minimum level of equipment for VR.

Cyberpower VR Ready PC

Of course, getting into PC-based VR is still an expensive proposition – even with this reduction, total outlay when the host PC is taken into consideration will probably reach $1000, if an affordable VR-ready PC like this Cyberpower model is used.

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Price reduction and increase in quality is constant however – a good sign indicating better mainstream availability in the future. For the price, and its specifications, the buyer is getting a great deal. Specifications follows:

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Specs

Graphics Processing Clusters 2
Streaming Multiprocessors 6
CUDA Cores (single precision) 768
Texture Units 48
ROP Units 32
Base Clock 1290 MHz
Boost Clock 1392 MHz
Memory Clock 3504 Mhz
Memory Data Rate 7 Gbps
L2 Cahce Size 1024K
Total Video Memory 4096 MB GDDR5
Memory Interface 128-bit
Total Memory Bandwidth 112 GB/s
Texture Rate (Bilinear) 61.9 GigaTexels/sec
Fabrication Process 14 nm
Transistor Count 3.3 billion
Connectors 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, 1x Dual-link DVI
Form Factor Dual Slot
Power Connectors None
Recommended Power Supply 300 Watts
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 75 Watts
Thermal Threshold 97 degrees C

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