If you run the Oculus compatibility check tool and receive a message telling you that your PC computer doesn’t meet the system specifications needed to power the Oculus Rift or Rift S, you may need to upgrade your computer to make sure it has all of the required components below.

Keep in mind that if your computer doesn’t meet the minimum system specs, you may not be able to run the Rift or Rift S at all. If you still decide to buy a Rift or Rift S, we won’t be held responsible if it doesn’t work on your computer.

Operating System

The Rift and Rift S require Windows 10 or newer.

CPU

The Rift and Rift S require the following CPUs:

Recommended Spec
  • Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
Minimum Spec
  • Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
Graphics Card

The Rift and Rift S require the following graphics cards:

Recommended Specs
  • NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 equivalent or greater
  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
Minimum Specs
  • NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
  • NVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater

Learn more about the graphics cards the Rift and Rift S support.

Memory

The Rift and Rift S require the following amount of memory:

  • 8GB+ RAM
USB Ports

If you have enough USB 3.0 ports but don't pass the Oculus compatibility check tool, check your manufacturer’s website to make sure that your USB drivers are up to date:

If you don’t have enough USB 3.0 ports, you can buy and install an expansion card. We recommend the following options:

Basic Oculus Rift 2-Sensor Setup:

Oculus Rift 3-Sensor Setup:

Note: For these cards, use the most recent drivers available from Microsoft and update to the most recent version of Windows.

Max VR Performance and Room Scale Setup:

Note: For these cards, use the most recent drivers available from Microsoft and update to the most recent version of Windows.

Purchase Options

If your computer doesn’t meet the minimum or recommended system specs after running the compatibility check tool, you can:

Note: If you need help installing new components for your computer, try contacting a computer specialist.

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