Microsoft came out with official minimum PC requirements needed for Windows 10 VR. Although the minimum requirements aren’t demanding and will allow you to run Windows 10 VR apps, Microsoft stated that certain VR games and apps may have higher requirements, which is logical since the requirements ask for a relatively humble hardware.
Below you can find official Windows 10 VR PC requirements:
- CPU: Intel Mobile Core i5 (e.g. 7200U) Dual-Core with Hyperthreading equivalent
- GPU: Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 (GT2) equivalent or greater DX12 API Capable GPU
- RAM: 8GB+ Dual Channel required for integrated Graphics
- HDMI: HDMI 1.4 with 2880×1440 @ 60 Hz or HDMI 2.0 or DP 1.3+ with 2880×1440 @ 90 Hz
- HDD:100GB+ SSD (Preferred) / HDD
- USB: USB 3.0 Type-A or USB 3.1 Type-C Port with DisplayPort Alternate Mode
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 for accessories
Just so you know, Windows 10 is not the same as Microsoft’s holograms, and these requirements aren’t tied to Microsoft’s HoloLens, the AR kit which is currently in development. For Windows 10 VR, Redmond-based Company is working closely with Intel in order to bring the best possible experience. Also, Intel and Microsoft are cooperating on Windows 10 Augmented Reality features.
For now, the company hasn’t revealed differences between its Windows 10 VR and Holograms platforms, though the VR platform should support 360-degree videos in the Movies&TV app along with a WebVR support via Microsoft Edge.
More info regarding Windows 10 VR will be revealed during 2017. Starting February, developers will be given access to developer kits; soon after we’ll see retail VR headsets from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo.