What Are the System Requirements for VR?

If you are using Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR, you don’t need a computer at all. Your smartphone will be doing all the processing as well as displaying the video. We do recommend however that you, (when possible) first download WankzVR videos to your pc or laptop, then transfer the files to your smartphone using a USB connection. The files for VR video are very large and downloading them to your pc first will allow you to better manage your collection and to store a greater quantity of video for future use. You can however do everything you need with only your phone. In the event that you are downloading video content directly to your phone, please be sure that you are connected to the internet and not downloading through your phones data planned, as like we mentioned, the files are very large!

If you are using an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, the HD screens are built right into the headset, but unlike the other headsets, the Oculus Go connects to a physical computer in order to provide the processing power necessary to create the optimal VR viewing experience. Oculus Recommends the following specs with respect to a pc, for achieving optimal VR playback:

  • Video Card NVidia GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • CPU Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory 8GB+ 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 SPI 64 bit or newer
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