Specs needed to Develop for Vive?

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Graceni
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Specs needed to Develop for Vive?

Hi all,

I am planning on developing VR games for the vive but I heard that it takes better computer specs to support developing than it does to just run the VR games.

 

I understand that a GTX 1080 graphics card is enough to run VR games, but is it also enough to develop them?

 

Ultimately, what are the optimal computer specs to develop VR games?

 

Thanks! Smiley Happy

Vive Staff
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Re: Specs needed to Develop for Vive?

Hi @Graceni,

You're set to go on the GPU side. Editors such as Unity and Unreal will also require a bit more CPU power and RAM than playback; any i7 should satisfy your needs and 32gb of RAM will be enough for most use cases. You'll probably want a dedicated SSD to use as a swap drive and also plan for extra HDDs to back up your projects on. 


- David R

Technical Specialist; San Francisco, CA

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Graceni
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Re: Specs needed to Develop for Vive?

Thanks David!

Graceni
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Re: Specs needed to Develop for Vive?

In case I am unable to get the GTX 1080 ti, s the GTX 1080 also sufficient?