Virtual reality requires extremely high-performance computer hardware in order to deliver the frame rates required to replicate the external world (essentially 90 FPS at all times). The requirements for Enterprise VR software, such as Prospect, are especially high. To get the most out of Prospect, your PC needs to be substantially more powerful than a typical CAD workstation. This also means that not all consumer-grade VR setups will allow you to take full advantage of all that Prospect has to offer.
We recommend that you thoroughly research your options before investing in a VR machine. However, at IrisVR we have a few favorites:
- High-end Desktop: MSI Aegis 3 VR7RE-012US with GTX 1080 GPU
- Midrange Desktop: ASUS G20CB-DB71 with GTX 1070 GPU
The VR industry is rapidly evolving, so please be cautioned that these machines are only suggestions. Not sure if your PC meets these requirements? You can download this tool from Oculus to automatically scan your system.
Note: Oculus, which has many consumer users, has different minimum requirements than Prospect. It is necessary to cross-check the results of this tool against the minimum requirements listed on this page.
For HTC Vive users, HTC has a similar tool that is available on Steam.
The full recommended specs are:
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 equivalent or greater
- CPU: Intel i7-6700 equivalent or greater
- Memory: 16GB+ RAM
- Video Output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
- USB: Ports 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
- OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer
You can compare the performance of different GPUs (Graphics Cards) here: Passmark GPU Comparison.
Learn more about VR-Ready PCs here, and if you are daring enough to build your own PC, here is our optimal build (again, please research further before purchase): PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/LRmKZ8.
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*We do not recommend the Asus ROG G752 laptop. We have received feedback that it does not detect the HTC Vive headset.