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March 18, 2016

Specs comparison: Playstation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Gear VR

by John_A


All the major VR units, and all of the specs for them.

It seems like forever ago when Google released their VR unit Cardboard and got the ball rolling on bringing VR to anyone, and everyone. Since then we’ve seen announcements and models of several different VR units. Trying to decide which one is the right system for you can boggle the mind, especially when you consider the hardware you may need to purchase in order to be “VR Ready” on these sytems. And now with the official announcement of the Playstation VR, Sony has jumped into the ring to compete with the likes of the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.

So take a look and figured out which VR platform is in your future!

Display 2560×14401280 x 1440 per eyeSuper AMOLED 2560×14401080 x 1200 per eyeOLED 2160 x 1200 1080 x 1200 per eyeOLED 1920 x 1080960×1080 per eye OLED
Refresh rate 60 Hz 90 Hz 90 Hz 120 Hz, 90 Hz
Sensors Accelerator, gyrometer, geomagnetic, proximity Accelerometer, gyroscope, laser position sensor, front-facing camera Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, 360-degree positional tracking 360 degree tracking, 9 LEDs
Field of View 96 degrees 110 degrees 110 degrees 100 degrees
Controller Bluetooth controller Vive Controllers, SteamVR controller, any PC-compatible gamepad Oculus Touch, Xbox One controller Sony DUALSHOCK 4 controller or PlayStation Move
Tracking area Fixed position 15 x 15 feet 5 x 11 feet 10 x 10 feet
Minimum hardware requirements Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 series, or Galaxy S7 series NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 GPU, Intel Core i5-4590 CPU,4GB RAM, HDMI 1.3, USB 2.0 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 GPU, Intel Core i5-4590 CPU, 8GB RAM, HDMI 1.3, 2x USB 3.0, Windows 7 SP1 Sony Playstation 4
Price $99 $799 $599 $399
Consumer release date November 27, 2015 April 15, 2016 March 28, 2016 October 2016


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