Alright, so no intro here — you’ve seen the video.
You’ll need a dedicated graphics card, likely a NVIDIA GeForce 1660 Super or better. Likewise, you’ll need a processor from around 2014/15 or better. Think something like an Intel i7 4770k (or the laptop equivalent). You’ll probably also want at least 16GB of RAM.
For good performance, you’ll want an NVIDIA GeForce 1080/AMD Radeon 5700 or greater, paired with at least an Intel i7 7700k, AMD R5 3600, or newer processor. You’ll want 32GB of RAM, too.
While I’ve heard people running some crazy setups, the lowest I’ve personally witnessed was my own laptop driving a Quest 2. That machine’s (relevant) specs were:
- Core i7 9750H
- GTX 1660 Ti (6GB GDDR6)
- 16GB DDR4 2666MhZ
Realistically though, if you want GOOD performance in VR… well, I hope you have deep pockets! My current system uses an 5800x combined with a 3090 and I still barely hit over 40 FPS in most crowded clubs. So yeah, skies the limit, really.
And yes: this sucks! But it kinda just is what it is. Using some optimization techniques (as shown in the video) and turning off people’s avatars, you can get a livable framerate. But if you want to show everyone’s avatar, with shaders? Prepare for pain.