If you’ve got the cash to spend and want to know whether your can run a virtual reality headset, you’ll be able to test it with a new -themed app.
Valve released the free app today, allowing users to test their PC and see how well it’ll handle virtual reality games (via ). The test isn’t specifically tuned for the Vive, instead testing your system to see the level of fidelity your computer can run VR at.
The demo features a two-minute excerpt from Valve’s Aperture Robot Repair VR demo, in which you sit in a room and watch a number of things happen. You’re given your results once the demo is over.
The results get into specifics, letting you know the average fidelity, the number of frames tested, and if the demo ever ran below 90 frames per second. It also recommends which piece of hardware needs upgrading if your PC is not VR-ready. However, it’s worth noting that it does not test for the number of USB ports–.
Oculus released a simpler test that just tells you if your computer’s hardware .
The Vive will be , while the .