Oculus Ignores Laptops, Apple Users

Planning to buy the Oculus Rift? Start upgrading your PC. Oculus VR has released the requirements for the headset, which will need to be tethered to a computer to work. Owners will need an Nvidia GTX 970/AMD 290 GPU or greater; Intel Core i504590 CPU or greater; 8GB+ of RAM; HDMI v1.3 output; dual USB 3.0 ports; and Windows 7 SP1 or newer. Sorry, Apple fans – Oculus has paused development on the OS X and Linux versions of its software, for now. Additionally, the company said that most laptops these days will not have the GPU performance for the recommended spec, due to the way that most of today’s discrete GPU laptops have their video outputs connected (via the integrated GPU).