Hey guys, I have no idea if you are following the latest virtual reality boom around the world but I honestly think that’s just a gimmick like PlayStation Move controllers, Xbox Kinect and Wii sport/move games. Everyone knows they are on the market but no one really plays them more than once ;)
Anyway you can now check if your system is VR ready or not. It checks your GPU, CPU using the SteamVR Performance test.
The SteamVR Performance Test measures your system’s rendering power using a 2-minute sequence from Valve’s Aperture Robot Repair VR demo. After collecting the data it determines whether your system is capable of running VR content at 90fps and whether VR content can tune the visual fidelity up to the recommended level. For machines that are not VR Ready the tool can help determine whether capabilities are bound by Graphics Card, CPU, or both.
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Download the tool from here. You obviously need a Steam account to install this.
HTC recently announced that their VR system is going to be available for pre-order on February 29th. However the product will probably ship around April 2016. Vive (powered by SteamVR software) will cost $799 and it will come with:
- two wireless controllers,
- 360 degree tracking
- room scale movement sensors