SteamVR System Requirements

Last updated: 20 January 2023

Curious if your PC can run SteamVR? On this page you will find SteamVR system requirements for PC (Windows, Linux and Mac). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Test your PC to see if it will run SteamVR or check system requirement details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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SteamVR Windows Requirements

SteamVR system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
OS
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
VR Support
VR Support
SteamVR
VR Support
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
1x USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2
Additional Notes

SteamVR minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 operating system. Your processor should be Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 4 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent.

And video card — NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon RX 480 equivalent.

Game Details

Grab SteamVR to access and play VR games using your HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality headset, or any other supported VR headset and controllers.

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Supported languages
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese - Brazil, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish - Latin America, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Valve
Publishers
Official website
steamcommunity.com
Support website
steamvr.steampowered.com
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run SteamVR?

You would be able to run SteamVR on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

Can I play SteamVR with 3 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play SteamVR. The minimum RAM is 4 GB.

Can I play SteamVR with 4 GB of RAM?

Yes, SteamVR can run with 4 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does SteamVR need?

You need at least 4 GB of RAM to run SteamVR on PC.

What processor do I need for SteamVR?

Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run SteamVR.

What graphics card do I need for SteamVR?

You need NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play SteamVR?

Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or newer.

Can I run SteamVR on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

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