HTC Vive vs Oculus Rift

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If i can buy the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift (with touch and 3 sensors) for about the same price (400$) which one should i buy and should i even buy one even if i can afford it?



My PC has a GTX 1060, a i5-8400, 16GBs of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB SATA 850 Evo SSD with an extra 1 TB harddrive (WD Blue)
 

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If you are one of those people that notices 'artifacts' on screens and makes a big deal of video appearing 'blurry/grainy', then do not have a VR headset(yet). Wait until they release newer models with higher resolution. You are going to hate the "screen door effect" on current gen headsets.
 

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If I wait for the next gen headsets with higher resolutions a GTX 1060 6GB isn't gonna cut it, it won't be able to deliver 90 fps with resonable quality settings.
 

toshibitsu

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1060 is near minimum system requirements for VR. Realistically you're going to want a 1080 Ti(or wait until the next gen nVidia cards come out in the next few months)
 

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You absolutely don't need a 1080 Ti for VR. Unless you buy a Pimax 8K, anyway.
 

toshibitsu

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If you're doing simple things like Cliff House or Google Earth VR, then a card like a 1060/970 is going to be just fine with current gen headsets. Gaming on the other hand....

Here's the system requirements for Fallout 4 VR:


Minimum:
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
Processor: CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD RX Vega 56 or better
Storage: 30 GB available space




Recommended:
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
Processor: CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 / AMD RX Vega 64
Storage: 30 GB available space

 

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Agree - for the vast majority of VR games you’ll be fine. It is definitely worth getting. It’s not something that will replace a monitor as your primary display but it’s great to do all the experiences and games.

I love the looks on people’s faces when they try it :)
 

t0xicmyman

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Technically it's recommended specs
 

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Basically....

If you can tolerate the 'screen door' effect and are not planning on playing any demanding games, then you'll be fine with either headset. If you decide to hold off and wait for a better headset(higher resolution) then you will for sure need a higher end graphics card regardless.
 

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I'm just gonna play things like Arizona Sunshine, Breach It, Rec Room, H3, SuperHot, Space Pirate Trainer, Budget Cuts, Flight simulators, Undead Development, Subnautica and some other things