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Will the oculus rift work with an outdated CPU

Biglund
Level 2
Hi everyone.

I have an i5-3470 cpu @ 3.20ghz processor. I know it recommends something better to run with the oculus rift but i was just wandering if the oculus rift will work with my current processor or if i have to get an upgrade. Thanks in advance.
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Mwilliams78
Level 5
You should be ok as long as you have a good gpu and plenty of ram to back it up. Might have to turn down or tweak some settings but ive seen people running rifts on a even lower cpu.

Biglund
Level 2
Thank you for the answer and the good news.

Keylo415
Level 5

Biglund said:

Hi everyone.

I have an i5-3470 cpu @ 3.20ghz processor. I know it recommends something better to run with the oculus rift but i was just wandering if the oculus rift will work with my current processor or if i have to get an upgrade. Thanks in advance.


I was wondering the same thing because I have a I5 2500K@ 3.3ghz, 970gtx, 16gb of ram. Will I be fine

Percy1983
Level 9
Yes and no, not all games/apps will max out the processor so a lessor processor will be fine, but if something is more CPU demanding it may cause a problem.

There is always overclocking but with a 3470 there is only so far you can go depending on your board, as for the 2500k, get a better cooler (if you don't already have one) and get overclocking.

In my case a 3570k clocked at 4.5ghz is better than the minimum spec, but at stock speed isn't.
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Keylo415
Level 5

Percy1983 said:

Yes and no, not all games/apps will max out the processor so a lessor processor will be fine, but if something is more CPU demanding it may cause a problem.

There is always overclocking but with a 3470 there is only so far you can go depending on your board, as for the 2500k, get a better cooler (if you don't already have one) and get overclocking.

In my case a 3570k clocked at 4.5ghz is better than the minimum spec, but at stock speed isn't.


Thank you so much for the reply man.. I hope I can get by with the cpu I have for a little while longer, before updating my whole rig.

Conan
Level 5
I tried it out in my old pc with a Core 2 quad Q8200, 4 gig ram, GTX 660

Home worked fine and a few experiences, not tracking issues.  the ram seemed to be the biggest down fall

Keylo415
Level 5

Conan said:

I tried it out in my old pc with a Core 2 quad Q8200, 4 gig ram, GTX 660

Home worked fine and a few experiences, not tracking issues.  the ram seemed to be the biggest down fall


Dude I'm so hyped, too bad I won't be receiving my oculus until August. No matter what happens I will not get impatient and get a vive like so many others are doing. The rift is going to be all about games..