Microsoft Announces Windows 10 VR Specs

Microsoft in collaboration with Intel has officially revealed the minimum system requirements to run Windows 10 VR experiences, bringing what the two companies call mixed reality, also known as augmented reality, to life through Windows 10 PCs.

Windows 10 VR Minimum System Requirements include:

  • CPU - Intel Mobile Core i5 (e.g. 7200U) Dual-Core with Hyperthreading equivalent
  • GPU - Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 (GT2) equivalent or greater DX12 API Capable GPU
  • RAM - 8GB+ Dual Channel of memory required for integrated Graphics 
  • HDMI - HDMI 1.4 with 2880x1440 @ 60 Hz or HDMI 2.0 or DP 1.3+ with 2880x1440 @ 90 Hz
  • Hard Drive - 100GB+ SSD (Preferred) / HDD
  • USB - USB 3.0 Type-A or USB 3.1 Type-C Port with DisplayPort Alternate Mode
  • Bluetooth - Bluetooth 4.0 for accessories
Unfortunately, there is no word yet on the Windows 10 VR recommended specs. Last but not least, Microsoft will be partnering with OEMs to build virtual reality devices for Windows 10, powered by Windows Holographic, with the first headsets to launch next year.