HTC releases Vive Pro minimum and recommended system specs

HTC releases Vive Pro minimum and recommended system specs

HTC releases Vive Pro minimum and recommended system specs

HTC has officially revealed the system requirements for their new Vive Pro VR headset, bumping their hardware requirements up significantly while also removing Windows 7 from their list of supported operating systems. 

While most of the system’s hardware requirements remain the same, requiring 4GB of system memory, an i5 4590 or FX 8350 CPU or better and a minimum of a GTX 1060, an RX 480 or better. From here things change significantly, with the Vive Pro moving from a USB 2.0 to a USB 3.0 requirement and from HDMI 1.4 to DisplayPort 1.2, mostly due to the headset’s increased display resolution. 

HTC hasn’t changed their minimum GPU requirements when moving from the Vive to the Vive Pro, though the company has added a “recommended” graphics listing, which says that users should have a GTX 1070 or an RX Vega 56 or better. Users of weaker graphics hardware can still use HTC’s new headset, but it will likely require users to lower the resolution of their games, which kinda defeats the purpose of this new high-end VR offering. 

The HTC Vive Pro offers a combined display resolution of 2880×1600, which is a 78% increase in pixel count over the original HTC Vive, which was 2160×1200 over two screens. 

HTC reveals Vive Pro Pricing and reduces standard Vive pricing

 

HTC’s Vive Pro headset is currently available for £799, though this version does not ship with VR controllers or base stations, making this an upgrade option for HTC’s original Vive headset, not a standalone product. 

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