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Background and Identification ¶ 

On March 1, 2015 at the Mobile World Congress, electronics manufacturer HTC unveiled the Vive, a VR headset co-developed with Valve, a video game developer/digital distribution company. The Vive features two 1080p AMOLED displays that support a 110º horizontal field-of-view. Motion tracking is powered by two Lighthouse base stations, which emit a field of IR beams to track the headset in full 360º motion.

The Vive ships with two handheld controllers, as well as two Lighthouse base stations.

Technical Specifications ¶ 

Display Type: AMOLED

Resolution: 2160 × 1200 spread over two displays (1080p per eye)

Refresh Rate: 90 Hz

Field of View: 110°


  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Laser position sensor
  • 360-degree positional tracking

System Requirements

  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • 4 GB+ RAM
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • 1x USB 2.0 port or greater
  • 1x HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, or better

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