AMD Reveals Which CPUs They Recommend For Use With Oculus Rift

Owners of AMD hardware have been kept in the dark in terms of detailed specs for the upcoming Oculus Rift headset. Officially Oculus recommends that potential owners have a “Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater” but that does very little except give the reader the exact processor that they might need if they were gaming on an intel based rig.

Thankfully AMD has stepped in with their own list of recommended processors for a smooth virtual reality experience. In general AMD is recommending that VR pioneers have at least a quad-core CPU running at 3.9GHZ minimum that is based upon the 2012 Piledriver architecture which continues to power the company’s existing high end desktop offerings.

Here’s the full list of recommended VR Ready processors according to Advanced Micro Devices:

  • FX-9590 (8 Core @ 4.7GHZ)
  • FX-9370 (8 Core @ 4.4 GHZ)
  • FX-8370 (8 Core @ 4.0 GHZ)
  • FX-8350 (8 Core @ 4.0GHZ)
  • FX-6350 (6 Core @ 3.9GHZ)
  • A10-7890 APU (4 Core @ 4.1 GHZ)
  • A10-7870 APU (4 Core @ 3.9 GHZ)
  • Athlon X4 880 (4 Core @ 4.0 GHZ)
  • Athlon X4 870 (4 Core @ 3.9GHZ)

Does your CPU meet the minimum recommended specs for VR as outlined by AMD? Thankfully Oculus’ official minimum specs do recommend an AMD graphics card – a Radeon 290 or greater.

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