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Experience the future of gaming with an Oculus Ready PC

Oculus partnered with top manufacturers of PC systems and components to provide a range of systems that are ideally suited for the Rift . These Oculus Ready configurations have been tested with the Rift so you can be confident they’ll deliver a great VR experience.

Intel® Core™ i5-6400 Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.3GHz with Turbo Boost Technology)
Intel® Core™ i5-6400 Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.3GHz with Turbo Boost Technology)
Windows 10 Home 64bit
Windows 10 Home 64bit
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 with 4GB GDDR5: VR-Ready
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 with 4GB GDDR5: VR-Ready
8GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2133MHz
16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2133MHz
1TB (64MB Cache) 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s


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What are the specs for the Oculus Ready PC’s from Dell and Alienware?

XPS 8900 SE: Intel® CoreTM i5-6400 Processor, Windows 10, 8 GB DDR4 Memory, 1 TB Hard Drive, NVIDIA® GTX 970
Alienware X51: Intel® CoreTM i5-6400 Processor, Windows 10, 8 GB DDR4 Memory, 1 TB Hard Drive, NVIDIA® GTX 970
Alienware X51: Intel® CoreTM i5-6400 Processor, Windows 10, 16 GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA® GTX 970
Alienware Area 51: Intel® CoreTM i7-5820K Processor, Windows 10, 16 GB DDR4 Memory, 128GB SSD + 2 TB 7200RPM , NVIDIA® GTX 980

What is the Oculus Ready program?

The Oculus Ready program is meant to act as an “easy button” for VR hardware, designed to give consumers an easy way to know which platforms and configs are ideal for the best VR experience using the Oculus Rift.

Not only are the Oculus Ready certified configurations uniquely developed and configured for impressive VR performance, we’ve also teamed up with Oculus to deliver these systems when bundled with an Oculus Rift, at a discount. By going through the Oculus Rift pre-order process, you’ll automatically receive a coupon code that entitles you to get £130 off one of our Oculus Ready Alienware configurations. The coupon will apply to any of the Oculus Ready desktop configurations. To redeem this, look for updates in your Oculus Rift Order History; down the page you’ll see the Special Offers section, which will include a link and promo code for your Oculus Ready PC.

Will the Oculus Coupon apply to other Dell or Alienware systems?

The coupon from Oculus will only be applicable to the Oculus Ready certified configurations from Alienware and Dell.

When will other systems/configs that are Oculus ready be for sale?

We’re focused on the initial solutions that are currently enrolled in the Oculus Ready program and will continue to facilitate innovation as the VR market evolves

Can you buy better components and still expect to be Oculus Ready?

The Oculus Ready certification applies only to the platforms designated as Oculus Ready and the configurations sold with those systems. There are various configurations of these platforms that will still be VR capable, meaning they have met the recommended spec and performance requirement for a stable and enjoyable VR experience. As long as added components stay above this threshold, the system should still be considered VR capable but not necessarily Oculus Ready certified.

Recommended configuration from Oculus >
Compatibility tool from Oculus >

Does adding your own components aftermarket “void” the Oculus Ready certification?

The Oculus Ready certification program will test specific configurations to establish eligible platforms. If users decide to upgrade components aftermarket it may affect the VR experience and official certification.

When will the systems be considered Oculus Ready (tested and certified)?

Initial Oculus Ready PCs from Alienware and Dell are available for order now, and will be included in select retail bundles beginning February 16th.

Will Dell or Alienware sell the Oculus Rift Headset?

The Oculus Rift is available from, pre orders began on January 6th, and now, beginning February 16th, select regions will feature Oculus Ready bundles from Best Buy, Amazon and Microsoft Store. As the VR ecosystem hits the market and matures, Dell and Alienware continue to work with Oculus to enable as many sales channels as possible and we look forward to a point in time in the future when a consumer can purchase an entire Oculus Ready solution from Dell or Alienware directly.

What content is there for VR?

There is a significant amount of VR content available today on the Oculus platform for Samsung Gear VR. Oculus and their software partners are in production today and are making their way to market – many possibly making their debut at CES. While we cannot comment on the release date of specific, the Oculus Rift will have similar content available for PC platforms at launch. They have already announced that Eve Valkyrie will be included with all Oculus Rift preorders. We see a pipeline full of compelling and unique experiences that will thrill and excite fans coming soon.