For those of you who are curious if your current PC can handle the demanding Oculus requirements (myself included), I decided to do some cursory research.
From Oculus’s own DK2 FAQ:
Recommended specifications: A desktop computer running a dedicated graphics card with DVI-D or HDMI graphics output, with capability of running current generation 3D games at 1080p resolution at 75fps or higher.
Hmmmm, the concern here is the required frame rate at a 1080p resolution. That’s a lot of high res frames for a graphics card to crank out.
A little more digging and I find a reddit comment from cybereality, a community manager for Oculus, regarding a recommended graphics card :
A GTX 770 is probably the minimum spec that would be OK. I wouldn’t go any cheaper than that.
So the floor for a graphics card is a Nvidia based GTX 770 card which is currently $300+
Interesting, I may need to invest in some new hardware soon. I’m guessing most low end demos will run fine on my current PC so I plan to do a lot of initial evaluation before I start piecing together a new PC.