VRChat System Requirements: Can My Gaming PC Run It?

VRChat is a virtual reality game simulating society. Players can explore the virtual world using a customized avatar. They can interact with other people, chatting or watching movies. The game is free on SteamVR, Oculus Store, Vive Port platforms and requires virtual reality headsets to play.

To play VRChat, your hardware system needs to meet some requirements. Let’s check it to see whether you have to upgrade or buy some components.

Minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 8.1/10

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 or equivalent

  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 290

  • RAM: 4GB

  • Storage: 22GB

  • Direct X: Version 11

  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Recommended system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or latter

  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon RX 580 or better

  • RAM: 8GB

  • Storage: 22GB

  • Direct X: Version 11

  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

What gaming PC should I choose to play VRChat?

We expect a gaming PC at the price range of $800 - $1000 for the requirements of VRChat. With that amount of money, you can get processors of Intel gen 9th or 10th / AMD Ryzen 3000 series, graphics cards of NVIDIA GTX 1060 - 2060 / AMD RX 500 series (or higher), and RAMs of 16GB.

Last but not least, you need a virtual reality headset to play VRChat. As long as the headset works with steamVR, it will work with VRChat. Here’s the recommended list from the manufacturer:

  • HTC Vive / Vive Pro

  • Oculus Rift CV1 / S

  • Oculus Quest / Oculus Quest 2 / Oculus Quest Link

  • Valve Index

  • WMR Headsets

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