VR Ready on an a10 5800k?


Oct 11, 2015
So yeah... Title says it... Yesterday I ran the SteamVR test, and I while it did say my system is not VR ready, it said my a10 5800k passed?

I'd like to get a VR headset at some point, probably not too soon cause you know, money (upgrades + headset), but I may be able to get a new gpu (maybe a gtx 980 or 980ti since you can get them cheap right now) soon.

So the other day I ran the steamvr test and it said I failed the test due to my gpu not making the cut, yet my cpu passed? I expected my pc to be too weak but I expected both the cpu and gpu to fail. What do you think, to be 'VR ready' do I need to upgrade both the cpu and the gpu or just the gpu?

Current system specs:

cpu: A10 5800k @4.6ghz
gpu: MSI r7 370 4gb
ram: 16GB ddr3 1600mhz
psu: Corsair CX 600m

*Edit* Also, my minimum fps was 80.


May 25, 2012
I would say avoid the 8350. A few people have been having real issues getting this to be a smooth experience.

If VR aint smooth, there is no point to it really, totally ruins the feel.


Jun 8, 2016
The people who are saying you need to upgrade your CPU are wrong.. I have run Hover Junkers and Dangerous Elite on my Vive with the a10-5800k with no problems. If anything my GPU is causing some frame loss. You will probably want to upgrade in the future, but for the time being you can play all the current VR titles without issue.

My system:
AMD a10 5800k
GTX 970
16gb RAM