Run the Oculus Compatibility Check Tool

Before you buy an Oculus Rift, we recommend you run the Oculus compatibility check tool to check to make sure your PC computer can power the full Rift experience.

To run the Rift compatibility check tool:

  1. Go to to download the compatibility check tool.
  2. Open the tool and click Start.

Check the Results

After running the compatibility check tool, it’ll tell you if your computer:

  • Meets or exceeds the recommended system specifications: You should be able to power the full Rift experience.
  • Meets or exceeds the minimum system specs: You should be able to run the Rift, but you may come across problems that we won’t be able to fix.
  • Doesn’t meet the minimum system specs: You may not be able to run the Rift at all. If you still decide to buy a Rift, we won’t be held responsible if the Rift doesn’t work on your computer.

Note: The Oculus Compatibility Tool does not guarantee compatibility with All-In-One PCs or Laptops.

If Your Computer Doesn’t Meet the Specifications

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


ComponentRecommended SpecsMinimum Specs
Graphics CardNVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greaterNVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
Alternative Graphics CardNVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greaterNVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
CPU Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greaterIntel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
Memory8GB+ RAM8GB+ RAM
Video OutputCompatible HDMI 1.3 video outputCompatible HDMI 1.3 video output
USB Ports3x USB 3.0 ports, plus 1x USB 2.0 port1x USB 3.0 port, plus 2x USB 2.0 ports
OSWindows 10 or newerWindows 10 or newer


  • Our minimum requirements for graphics cards and operating system, with latest updated drivers and supporting software, are required to run Rift Core 2.0 successfully.
  • The OS specified may be updated as third party software changes dictate. Certain experiences on Rift require a computer system exceeding Oculus’ minimum or recommended specifications. Please refer to the recommended specifications for the Rift experiences you intend to use.

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