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What laptop do I need to play VR games?

If you want to play virtual reality games on your laptop, a good video card is crucial. Below, you can read about what video cards are suitable for VR, and what you need to look at when looking for a suitable laptop.

Choose laptop for VR games

Not every laptop is suitable for playing VR games. When a laptop meets at least the following requirements, you can be sure that it is suitable for VR.* The laptop has at least a GTX 1060 video card* The laptop has at least an Intel Core i7 processor* An HDMI or display port input is available on the laptop

Why is a good video card in a laptop important?

When playing VR games, the magic number is 90 frames per second (fps). This high refresh rate is needed to make the image look smooth. A rate under 90 fps makes VR a very unpleasant experience. The image becomes jerky and narrow, because the video card does not 'deliver' images on time when you move your head. The result: nausea, now known as VR disease.

What video card do I need?

What video card do I need?

To get started with VR, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 video card is the lower limit. The GTX 1060 or an RTX video card, or better. These gpu's feature Simultaneous Multi-Projection, a technique that gives the VR performance of the video card a move. A 1060 is required to get the required 90 fps, but a GTX 1070 already displays images at higher settings. The same applies to the GTX 1080 and RTX cards.

What else should you keep in mind?

Suitable video card

In addition to a video card, your laptop also needs enough ports to connect VR glasses. To connect the Oculus Rift, for example, you need 3 USB 3.0 ports and a USB 2.0 port. For the HTC Vive, you only need an HDMI and a USB 3.0 port. An Intel Core i7 video card and sufficient RAM for an optimal VR experience on your laptop are also important.

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