Which Is The Best VR Headset? Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Or PlayStation VR?

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Virtual Reality handsets will invade the market in 2015 and most of the big names in the technology industry are preparing to blow their customer’s minds. Soon, three awesome devices will be launched and it will not be very each to choose the right one to buy. So, below we’ll compare the Oculus Rift with the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR in terms of specs, compatibility and software and you’ll decide which device is perfect for you.

Hardware Specs

The Consumer Edition of the Oculus Rift will use an OLED panel for each eye and the supported resolution for each one will be 10801200 pixels and will have a refresh rate of 90Hz and a 110-degree field of view.

The HTC Vive will use the same screen technology with an identical resolution and refresh rate, while the PlayStation VR has an OLED screen with a resolution of 960×1080 pixels for each eye and has a higher refresh rate of 120Hz, but the field of view is narrower, of 100 degrees.

Compatibility

The Oculus Rift VR and HTC Vive headsets will be paired with a computer that will have a processor equivalent to an Intel i5-4590, a GPU equivalent to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 and 8GB of RAM. This will mean that the ideal computer with these specifications will cost around $1000, so you’d better replace your old junk if you want to enjoy the latest VR experience. The PlayStation VR was created to work with Sony’s PS 4 console, but it will have an external processor which will help the headset handle demanding virtual reality graphics.

Software

The Oculus Rift will run on Microsoft Windows 10, but it’s planned to support OS X and Linux as well. It comes with two free games: Eve: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale, but there are plenty other games that are available for purchase. The HTC Vive runs on Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux and OS X and because it was made in collaboration with Valve, the famous American video game developer, it will probably come with some awesome exclusive game.

In order to operate the PlayStation VR, you will need to pair your PS 4 console with a secondary box, via USB and HDMI.

Sources: T3 & Wikipedia

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January 30, 2016