Will these parts be fine for VR?

IvelNostrebor

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Currently I have a fx-6300@4ghz and a gtx 960 4gb. I plan on getting a Ryzen 1600 soon, and I was wondering would the Ryzen 1600 + Gtx 960 be fine for VR? Also, I plan on upgrading my gpu whenever the prices go down. If anyone has similar specs, I want to know how it is.
 

cryoburner

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The GTX 960 should be right about borderline for VR. According to Oculus, the 960 and 1050 Ti meet their "minimum requirements" for the Rift, but will undoubtedly be making use of frame reprojection to help smooth out low frame rates in many games, and both the Rift and Vive "recommend" at least a GTX 1060 / RX 480 level card. Plus, those requirements were made around the time of the device's launch two years ago, so there may be more games coming out now that push those limits a little more. And of course, if you were to go with another headset with a higher resolution, the performance demands would be higher, though a feature was recently added to SteamVR to dynamically reduce the resolution on higher-res devices if the GPU can't keep up.

As for the Ryzen 1600, it should likely be good, though an FX-6300 would undoubtedly be below-the line.
 

cryoburner

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The GTX 960 should be right about borderline for VR. According to Oculus, the 960 and 1050 Ti meet their "minimum requirements" for the Rift, but will undoubtedly be making use of frame reprojection to help smooth out low frame rates in many games, and both the Rift and Vive "recommend" at least a GTX 1060 / RX 480 level card. Plus, those requirements were made around the time of the device's launch two years ago, so there may be more games coming out now that push those limits a little more. And of course, if you were to go with another headset with a higher resolution, the performance demands would be higher, though a feature was recently added to SteamVR to dynamically reduce the resolution on higher-res devices if the GPU can't keep up.

As for the Ryzen 1600, it should likely be good, though an FX-6300 would undoubtedly be below-the line.
 

toshibitsu

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The official VR minimum system requirements specifies an RX 480 or a GTX 970. Although nVidia has updated it on their end stating that GTX 1060 is now the minimum.
 

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