Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive

Product Summary

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 >

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 >

Compare Oculus Rift & HTC Vive Specs

General Specifications

Oculus

Oculus Rift

HTC

HTC Vive

Display Virtual Reality Specification Display
3.5in, OLED
OLED
Resolution Virtual Reality Specification Resolution
2160x1200
3.6in, OLED
Refresh Rate Virtual Reality Specification Refresh Rate
90hz
90hz
Platform Virtual Reality Specification Platform
Oculus Home, Windows
SteamVR
Field of View Virtual Reality Specification Field of View
100°
110°
Lens Type Virtual Reality Specification Lens Type
Hybrid Fresnel
Fresnel
Focal Length Virtual Reality Specification Focal Length
58-72mm
60.8-74.6mm
Lens Diameter Virtual Reality Specification Lens Diameter
~50mm
Not Applicable
Controller Virtual Reality Specification Controller
Oculus Touch, Xbox One Controller
HTC Vive Controllers
Sensors Virtual Reality Specification Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Tracking Area Virtual Reality Specification Tracking Area
5x11ft
15x15ft
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
HDMI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
HDMI, USB 2.0
Built In Mic Virtual Reality Specification Built In Mic
Yes
Yes
Built In Audio Virtual Reality Specification Built In Audio
Yes (Removable)
Yes
Glasses Compatible Virtual Reality Specification Glasses Compatible
Weight Virtual Reality Specification Weight
380-470g
555g
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 GTX 970 / AMD R9 290
NVIDIA GEFORCE® GTX 970 / AMD RADEON™ R9 290
CPU Virtual Reality Specification CPU
Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
INTEL® I5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
Memory Virtual Reality Specification Memory
8GB+ RAM
4GB+ RAM
Video Output Virtual Reality Specification Video Output
HDMI
HDMI 1.4 OR DISPLAY PORT 1.2
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
x3 USB 3.0, x1 USB 2.0
x1 USB 2.0
OS Virtual Reality Specification OS
Windows 7 SP1 Or Newer
Windows 7 SP1 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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Oculus Rift
HTC Vive
Buy the Oculus Rift on Amazon
$599.99
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$84.77
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Buy the Oculus Rift on Best Buy
$499.00
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Buy the Oculus Rift on Newegg
$593.99
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$799.00
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Buy the Oculus Rift on Walmart
$593.99
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$807.49
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