HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift

Product Summary

HTC Vive

Release date: Apr, 2016.

Delve into the world of virtual reality through Steam Vr’s HTC Vive: one of the main competitors to the Oculus Rift. It is equipped with graphics and refresh rates the same as its rival but offers an exclusive way to play. Specialising in immersing yourself in the 3D space around you, the HTC Vive allows you t...Read more >

Oculus Rift

Release date: Mar, 2016.

One of the most popular VR headsets, the Oculus rift grew popularity quickly thanks to many youtube stars. With highly defined optics and refresh rates, virtual reality has never felt so real. Oculus have introduced unique hand-tracking controllers to revitalize your experience as well IR LEDs to place in the room s...Read more >

Compare HTC Vive & Oculus Rift Specs

General Specifications

HTC

HTC Vive

Oculus

Oculus Rift

Display Virtual Reality Specification Display
OLED
3.5in, OLED
Resolution Virtual Reality Specification Resolution
3.6in, OLED
2160x1200
Refresh Rate Virtual Reality Specification Refresh Rate
90hz
90hz
Platform Virtual Reality Specification Platform
SteamVR
Oculus Home, Windows
Field of View Virtual Reality Specification Field of View
110°
100°
Lens Type Virtual Reality Specification Lens Type
Fresnel
Hybrid Fresnel
Focal Length Virtual Reality Specification Focal Length
60.8-74.6mm
58-72mm
IPD Virtual Reality Specification IPD
Unknown
Lens Diameter Virtual Reality Specification Lens Diameter
Not Applicable
~50mm
Controller Virtual Reality Specification Controller
HTC Vive Controllers
Oculus Touch, Xbox One Controller
Sensors Virtual Reality Specification Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
Tracking Area Virtual Reality Specification Tracking Area
15x15ft
5x11ft
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
HDMI, USB 2.0
HDMI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Built In Mic Virtual Reality Specification Built In Mic
Yes
Yes
Built In Audio Virtual Reality Specification Built In Audio
555g
Yes (Removable)
Glasses Compatible Virtual Reality Specification Glasses Compatible
555g
Weight Virtual Reality Specification Weight
555g
380-470g
Material Virtual Reality Specification Material
Plastic, Foam
Plastic, Foam
Colour Virtual Reality Specification Colour
Black
Black

Minimum Requirements

 

 

Graphics Card Virtual Reality Specification Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480, equivalent or better.
NVIDIA GTX 960/AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
CPU Virtual Reality Specification CPU
INTEL® I5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
Intel i3-6100/AMD FX4350 or greater
Memory Virtual Reality Specification Memory
4GB+ RAM
8GB+ RAM
Video Output Virtual Reality Specification Video Output
HDMI 1.4 OR DISPLAY PORT 1.2
HDMI 1.3
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
x1 USB 2.0 or newer
x1 USB 3.0, x2 USB 2.0
OS Virtual Reality Specification OS
Windows 7 SP1 Or Newer
Windows 8.1 or newer
Phone Compatibility Virtual Reality Specification Phone Compatibility
None
None
Min. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Min. Screen Size
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Max. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Max. Screen Size
Not Applicable
Not Applicable

Where To Buy

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HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
Buy the HTC Vive on Amazon
$519.99
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$399.00
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Buy the HTC Vive on Best Buy
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$499.00
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Buy the HTC Vive on Newegg
$799.00
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$593.99
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Buy the HTC Vive on Walmart
$807.49
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$593.99
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