How to check if my PC is compatible with VR virtual reality

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The needs are different and with the evolution of technology, entertaining or doing anything is becoming easier and easier. There are artifacts that enable you to experience moments that you could never have imagined just by wearing special glasses.

You sure know what we mean, yes we are talking about of virtual reality and its wonderful opportunity to see the world from a different perspective. Keep in mind that there is a difference between augmented reality and virtual reality.


This has been used in education to give students an interesting form of practice and to keep them motivated.


Its application is also included in fields such as the medicine, psychotherapy, video games or entertainment in general, the software, among others.

The alternative that allows you to teleport anywhere simply by configuring it to your liking. It is important to verify that your PC is compatible, and this article will help you know how.

What is virtual reality?

La virtual reality or VR represents an environment with scenes of any kind and objects with a realistic appearance in the eyes of the user, it can be used with different means either via avatar or simulator, image projection, computer or using Cave technology.

This term became popular in 1980 thanks to the invention of the American computer scientist Jaron Lanier who opened the doors to the world of virtual simulation.

Everything is done through computer technology that surrounds the user in an imaginary environment to the extent that he thinks it is real.

The feeling of realism is amazing and you can enjoy such an experience with a helmet or goggles designed for virtual reality.


Of course, although they are the main pieces, you can include gloves or a jumpsuit in your gear which will make the experience that much more vivid. This is because the perception of what is seen added to the recreation of sensations and stimuli makes the interaction more intense.


Each of the displayed images comes from a computer or interactive device capable of generating the necessary information.

Both the environment that surrounds the user and the environment that is virtually generated are involved. Everything must work together for the perception to be the best possible.

Having an interaction rich in modes that can stimulate users is important, the sound, the aromas and the touch will be a good addiction. Currently the most recognized brands worldwide in the production of virtual reality artifacts are HTC e Oculus VR

How to check if my PC is compatible with virtual reality VR?

Surely all of this has caught your attention and you are very interested in having an experience using virtual reality VR from your PC. It may be that for hardware reasons your PC is not compatible for this, but how to check it? What should be done?

Check manually if yours hardware is compatible by checking if your PC meets the requirements set at the factory. On the other hand, there is the possibility of carrying out an automatic test on the PC to check compatibility, which application do you use?

There is an official application that you can use in Windows, since Valve company (https://www.valvesoftware.com/es/) saw it as a general need among users. Check your PC performance with SteamVR Performance Test this will be your friendly tool for the start of this adventure.


It employs a performance test that first measures the power of the PC. Collect your data and determine that the system is capable of executing virtual reality a 90 fps. It will be verified if virtual reality can be realized on your pc with the highest possible visual fidelity and at the recommended level.


And if your PC isn't VR ready, this app will help you see if the features are related to the CPU, graphics card, or both. Which will allow you to know what your pc is missing to make improvements that adapt and are able to use virtual reality within it.

Learn how to watch 360-degree virtual reality videos on YouTube with VR glasses.

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