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Are You Ready For VR? Take Our Survey!

The first wave of VR might not be for everyone. Some are willing to wait a few months, or even years, to see how the industry pans out, while others are simply saving up for the investment by purchasing a few necessary components in order to meet the demands of powering VR. Some of you already own a system that can handle VR, while others might need some time (and money) to get their PC up to spec.

We want to ask you, Tom’s Hardware readers, some questions on VR in general as well as your PC’s state of “VR-readiness.” The goal is to get an idea of how consumers (such as yourself) are reacting to the rise of VR.

This is the year of VR, and it's an exciting time in the industry. As many companies are already developing their own VR devices, there are other developers trying to get a slice of the action through VR content. The next few months will see the release of major VR head-mounted displays such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and (possibly) PlayStation VR.

It should be interesting to see just how many of our loyal readers are actually ready for VR once it arrives at the front door.

Here's the survey:

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  • turkey3_scratch
    It's kind of rough when I meet the recommended specs in everything but my CPU, the I5-4460, is one hair down from a 4590. I'm sure it's fine.
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  • nitrium
    It's kind of rough when I meet the recommended specs in everything but my CPU, the I5-4460, is one hair down from a 4590. I'm sure it's fine.
    Yeah I'm still on a i5 760, but OCed to 3.6GHz (all cores) and 4 GHz turbo. Pretty sure it's more than good enough. Certainly it was perfectly fine on the Oculus DK2 I tried.
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  • turkey3_scratch
    Plus it really depends on how the games are programmed, because any 4-threaded game will run better on an I5-4460 than the AMD recommended FX 8350.
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  • heinlein
    Built my system with Oculus specs in mind. Since my pre-order won't ship until July anyway I haven't bought a video card yet; hoping that Polaris will be available at approximately the same time and it will have the necessary performance. If not I guess I will buy a Nvidia.
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  • NaughtyMiroku
    My specs match almost everything but the GPU capabilities for VR. I have an I7-4820K, Win 10, and 12 GB of Ram, it would be 16 but after my bios got corrupted and I had to Re-Flash it for the computer to work, now one of my ram slots is faulty so I only have 12gb to run with. So if I was to run VR I would most likely get a new MOBO, CPU, and Graphics card, cause a 770 just doesn't cut it for VR.
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  • J_E_D_70
    For CPU, the check is "does yours score at least as high as the 4590 on Passmark in the *single* thread test."

    My mild OC is just a couple points above that.
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  • newtowatercooling
    for other box fill in every one put
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  • DavidC1
    My system meets almost nothing except maybe HTC Vive's USB 2.0 and Windows 7 64-bit requirements. Oh, and HDMI ports. Well, and 4GB memory.

    I think VR will be popular when following happens:
    -Intel/AMD BOTH makes VR capable APUs, and not ridiculously expensive. $200?
    -Decent VR headsets come down to $300.
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  • IntelDiesel
    I have a 7 year old i7 920 rig with 12 gigs of ram and a r9 390 8gig amd it runs 100 fps at 2560x1440.....hmmmmm
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  • nikoli707
    these are just recommendations. im pretty sure to max out battlfield 5/6 multiplayer on VR is going to require more than a 6700k@4.5ghz and a single 980ti/furyx
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