Frontier Studio has published the system requirements of Elite: Dangerous using virtual reality glasses. As you might expect, the minimum configuration in this case can be really efficient. The specification is of course clearly stronger than recommended system requirements of the game without the Virtual Reality Glasses.
For a long time we know that virtual reality technology will require enormous computing power. As you remember, the requirements provided by Oculus VR goggles Oculus Rift appeared in, among others, Intel Core i5-4590, at least 8 GB of RAM and a GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon 290. So, surprisingly below minimum technical specifications for Elite: Dangerous with virtual reality mode are not too high in that sense.
Elite: Dangerous – Minimum System Requirements to Run on Virtual Reality Glasses
- Operating System: Windows 8.7.10 64-bit,
- Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K or AMD FX 4350 and better
- Memory: 16 GB
- Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 or better,
- Network: broadband,
- Hard Drive: 8 GB of free space.
It should be noted that the game designers exaggerated by placing AMD next model Core i7, but the rest of the specification looks consistent with reality. Frontier says that game will be fully compatible with HTC Vive, and currently are working on providing the same level of service to the Oculus Rift. The studio has to work closely with Oculus VR to best use the latest SDK.