Valve has released a SteamVR performance test

If the recent announcement of the $799 HTC Vita price tag got you thinking about what sort of monstrosity you would need to even run VR games Valve has you covered with their fancy new VR compatibility test.

The portal themed SteamVR Performance Test will attempt to measure your system's power by rendering a demanding two-minute long sequence from the Aperture Robot Repair VR demo.

After the test collects enough data it will give you a brief analysis on the performance of your hardware and which, if any, parts you would need to update for the smoothest VR experience.

The demands, as you might imagine, are relatively high given that your system needs to be capable of running any VR-enabled game at a constant 90 FPS or you will start experiencing either headaches or just general tiredness.

But don't worry, you don't need two Titans linked together. My GTX 970 alongside an i5 and Windows 7 passed the test with flying colors and outside of one small part of the demo I didn't see my PC struggle noticeably.

Here's the link for the Performance Test though bear in mind it doesn't properly recognize multi-GPU systems so if that's what you're running with you might get a scolding from Valve and an urge to upgrade your "ancient" rig.

And in case you were wondering, here are the recommended system specs:

OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10

Processor: Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater 

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