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Troubleshooting ¶ 

Having issues with your HTC Vive? Check out the HTC Vive Troubleshooting Guide.

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.

The Vive can be distinguished from other VR headsets by the numerous depressions on the front of the device. HTC's name is printed on the top of the device, and the strap hinges have the word Vive written on them.

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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