If You Want an Oculus Rift... Upgrade Your PC

When the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset debuts next year, it's going to require a pretty powerful computer to get the optimum experience.
Oculus VR stated in a blog post that the consumer version of the Rift will need a newer graphics cards to run games and other virtual reality experiences at "recommended" settings. Nvidia's GTX 970 graphics card came out early in 2014 and the AMD Radeon R9 290 in late 2013, meaning these are still relatively expensive graphics cards. If you have one of these cards, you've already made a significant investiment into a machine that can support them. Considering the Rift will also require two USB 3.0 ports, you'll also need a motherboard that can support plenty of them.



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