It works with a VIVE compatible laptop having minimum specs of:
The HTC Vive headset, powered by SteamVR, is the first of its kind that enables “360 degree room-scale VR” – allowing you to walk around and explore the virtual world
Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350, equivalent or better
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480, equivalent or better. For additional graphics card options, view the complete list
Memory: 4 GB RAM or more
Video output: 1x HDMI 1.4 port, or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
USB: 1x USB 2.0 port or newer
HTC VIVE – Virtual Reality System
Designed from the ground up for immersive, room-scale virtual reality, HTC VIVE lets you experience new, unimaginable worlds thanks to game-changing technology and best-in-class content. Let yourself be visually, physically and emotionally amazed by awe-inspiring characters, sights and sounds. Everything from games and education to medical and design–believe the hype, get excited and see for yourself what everyone’s raging about.
To see if your computer works with HTC VIVE and view a list of compatible graphics cards, visit the website.
Recommended Computer Requirements
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480, equivalent or better
- CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350, equivalent or better
- RAM: 4 GB or more
- Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
- USB: 1x USB 2.0 or better port
- OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later
Included in the Box
Putting on the headset washes away the real world with fantastical games, immersive stories and endless possibilities. Features include precise tracking, adjustable straps and eye relief tuning for captivating and comfortable immersion.
With wireless controllers designed specifically for VR, interactions feel intuitive and natural, like an extension of your hand. Imagine feeling lifelike tension as you string a virtual bow and arrow, grabbing objects to examine closer or using shields to deflect enemy fire.
SteamVR Tracking technology lets the headset and controllers track their exact location and movement, so you can feely explore and interact with the virtual world. Room-scale VR puts you at the center of the action while you enjoy a wide-open space to play.
Included Content from Viveport
Experience what it feels like to climb Mount Everest through a sequence of immersive first person locations as you strive to reach the top of the world. Incomparable visual fidelity combined with player agency in a VR journey that feels both real and emotionally stunning.
Richie’s Plank Experience
Are you afraid of heights? Take an elevator to our plank that sits 80 stories high above the ground, then dare to walk to the end! An experience made for first-time VR users. Plus, customize the settings to add a physical plank to your playing space.
Viveport is the global app store for virtual reality, democratizing access to the most diverse selection of content across education, design, art, social, video, music, sports, health, fashion, travel, news, shopping, creativity tools and more.
|Experience||Seated VR, Standing VR, Room-scale VR (up to 5 m diagonally), Positional tracking|
|Field of View||110 degrees|
|Refresh Rate||90 Hz|
|Display Resolution per Eye||1080 x 1200|
|Headset Weight||1.2 lbs|
|Fit||Adjustable headset strap, fits most glasses, 2 eye relief adjustments: lens distance from eye & interpupillary distance|
|Included in the Box||Headset, 2 x Controllers, 2 x Base Stations, Earbuds, Link Box, Link Box power adapter, Link Box mounting pad, 2 x Base Station power adapter, 2 x Micro USB chargers, Sync cable, HDMI cable, USB cable, Cleaning Cloth, Alternate face cushion|
Q1. Do I need a gaming PC?
A1. It works with a Vive compatible PC/laptop having minimum specs of: Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350, equivalent or better Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480, equivalent or better. For additional graphics card options, view the complete list Memory: 4 GB RAM or more Video output: 1x HDMI 1.4 port, or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer USB: 1x USB 2.0 port or newer.
Q2. Can this be used with eyeglasses?
A2. Yes. There are knobs on the side (where the side straps come to an end) that can be pulled out and turned to have the front of the headset extend further out to fit eye glasses.
Q3. What happens when you use an inadequate graphics card?
A3. The images in the Vive HMD will become blurred and there will be static. The game or content may stuck while browsing through them or content may not play at all.
Q4. How long is the cord from HTC Vive to PC? And is it easy to get tangled up in?
A4. The headset cable can only extend by around 16 feet (5 meters) from your computer. It can be easily untangled.
Q5. Is this one size fit all?
A5. Yes we have both children and adults use it. The straps are size to fit, the mask is not but it seems to fit everyone from 7 years old to 40 years old.
Q6. Radeon rx 480, 4gb crucial ddr4 8gb ram, and fx 8320e 4.2ghz, ASUS m5a 78l-m, is it capable of using the HTC Vive?
A6. Yes it is capable of using the Vive. The specs mentioned supports Vive. However, it is recommended to check PC compatibility by visiting HTC official Vive Website.
Q7. Are there any decent games yet? Doesn’t have to be full on aaa but just something work playing past one this is neat setting?
A7. Yes there are many good games. One can access Viveport or Steam to find the appropriate games.
Q8. Will the Vive work on a Linux machine? Windows is nothing but trouble for me?
A8. No currently HTC Vive does not support Linux machines.
Q9. If I get this where can I download software and game?
A9. You can download software and games from 2 different platforms/sites. You can ether download if from HTC’s own VR platform – Viveport or from partner VR platform – Steam.
Q10. What’s in the box?
A10. Headset, 2 x Controllers, 2 x Base Stations, Earbuds, Link Box, Link Box power adapter, Link Box mounting pad, 2 x Base Station power adapter, 2 x Micro USB chargers, Sync cable, HDMI cable, USB cable, Cleaning Cloth, Alternate face cushion.
Q11. Will the HTC vive work on a mac?
A11. No, there is no Mac PC powerful enough to play VIVE contents, so you have to buy a Windows machine.
Q12. Can I run this on a pc with an Intel i5 6500 with a GeForce gtx 1050 ti graphics card and 16GB of RAM?
A12. You might have some problems with the GPU, we recommend a GTX 970 or faster GPU and your GTX 1050 Ti is less powerful than a GTX 970. Your CPU is good though.
Q13. Does this work in the Xbox one? If not then what are some things I can use to work it?
A13. No it won’t work with an Xbox. You need a PC.
Q14. Am I able to use just the headset alone without the controllers for games that don’t require controllers?
A14. Yes, absolutely. There are a few games that use a keyboard or mouse, some games even use only the headset to point.
Q15. Are there wireless signals emanating (Bluetooth?) from the headset and can they be turned off and still function?
A15. Yes, you can turn off Bluetooth. When in Steam there is a section for VR settings. You can enable and disable it there.
Q16. Does it have independent eye adjustment?
A16. Its manual, there is a little knob on side to adjust. When you turn it a digital bar pops up in visor to let you know settings.
Q17. Can a longer cable be used between PC and VR headset?
A17. Yes you can order longer cable but the USB cords will need a USB-Ethernet repeater it have to be good one.
Q18. I was wanting to know how long the power cords were for the sensors. Just wanting to know whether they will reach the outlets or not?
A18. The Lighthouse power cable length is 8 feet long or 2.5 meters.
Q19. Is this good for watching movies? Is it in 3d?
A19. Yes you can watch movies, browse the Web, and use your desktop etc. on this. It’s amazing and the controllers make it look like so realistic, because it’s spot on like with your real hands. Like in the game to make it look like your actually touching what you’re looking at.
Q20. Does this come with the new 3 in 1 cable?
A20. Yes, you will get the 3 in 1 cable attached to Vive Headset.