Own the PC of the Gods? A machine so powerful it commands its own electronic pantheon? Well, it is but a trembling peasant in the face of Elite: Dangerous‘ minimum specs for VR. Surely they can’t be that bad? Muwhahahahahahahahaha…
Here are the details, straight from Frontier’s community manager Zac Antonaci:
• OS: Windows 7/8/10 64 bit
• Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
• Memory: 16 GB RAM
• Graphics: Nvidia GTX 980 with 4GB or better
• Network: Broadband Internet Connection
• Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
As most of you are aware we currently support HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift 0.5 SDK. We continue to work with Oculus on support for their more recent SDKs, and will let you know if and when there is more to announce.
Perhaps it’s better if you start from the bottom up — you don’t hit Disappointment Valley quite so soon. Not that it’s much of a concern, as most of us don’t actually have VR rigs (unless I’m the odd one out).
Still, when the minimum spec for something includes an i7 and GTX 980, you know it’s going to demand something spiritual from your computer, right before it sends it crying to silicon heaven with all the calculators.