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Experience the future of gaming with
an Oculus Ready PC

Oculus partnered with top manufacturers of PC systems and components to provide a range of systems that are ideally suited for the Rift . These Oculus Ready configurations have been tested with the Rift so you can be confident they’ll deliver a great VR experience.

Intel® Core™ i5-6400 (6MB Cache, up to 3.3GHz with Turbo Boost Technology) Intel® Core™ 6820HK (Quad-Core, 8MB Cache, Dynamically Overclocked up to 4.1GHz )
Windows 10 Home 64bit Windows 10 Home 64bit
Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 with 4GB GDDR5: VR-Ready NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5: VR-Ready
8GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2133MHz 8GB DDR4 at 2400MHz
Hard Drive
1TB (64MB Cache) 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 1TB (64MB Cache) 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s


Step into Rift


What are the specs for the Oculus Ready PC’s from Dell and Alienware?

Alienware Aurora: Intel Core i5 6400, Windows 10, 8 GB DDR4 Memory, 1 TB Hard Drive, NVIDIA® GTX 970
Alienware Aurora: Intel Core i7 6700, Windows 10, .8 GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, NVIDIA® GTX 970
Alienware Area 51: Intel i7-5820K, Windows 10, 16 GB DDR4 Memory, 128GB SSD + 2 TB 7200RPM , NVIDIA® GTX 980

What is the Oculus Ready program?

The Oculus Ready program is meant to act as an “easy button” for VR hardware, designed to give consumers an easy way to know which platforms and configs are ideal for the best VR experience using the Oculus Rift.

When will other systems/configs that are Oculus ready be for sale?

We’re focused on the initial solutions that are currently enrolled in the Oculus Ready program and will continue to facilitate innovation as the VR market evolves

Is the pre-sale coupon still available for discounts on Alienware systems that are Oculus Ready?

Unforutnately, the Oculus Ready coupon program was only available for a limited time, and expired on 6/14/2016.

Can you buy better components and still expect to be Oculus Ready?

The Oculus Ready certification applies only to the platforms designated as Oculus Ready and the configurations sold with those systems. There are various configurations of these platforms that will still be VR capable, meaning they have met the recommended spec and performance requirement for a stable and enjoyable VR experience. As long as added components stay above this threshold, the system should still be considered VR capable but not necessarily Oculus Ready certified.

Recommended configuration from Oculus >
Compatibility tool from Oculus >

Does adding your own components aftermarket “void” the Oculus Ready certification?

The Oculus Ready certification program will test specific configurations to establish eligible platforms. If users decide to upgrade components aftermarket it may affect the VR experience and official certification.

Will Dell or Alienware sell the Oculus Rift Headset?

The Oculus Rift is available from, pre orders began on January 6th, and now, beginning February 16th, select regions will feature Oculus Ready bundles from Best Buy, Amazon and Microsoft Store. As the VR ecosystem hits the market and matures, Dell and Alienware continue to work with Oculus to enable as many sales channels as possible and we look forward to a point in time in the future when a consumer can purchase an entire Oculus Ready solution from Dell or Alienware directly.

What content is there for VR?

There is a significant amount of VR content available today on the Oculus platform for Samsung Gear VR. Oculus and their software partners are in production today and are making their way to market – many possibly making their debut at CES. While we cannot comment on the release date of specific, the Oculus Rift will have similar content available for PC platforms at launch. They have already announced that Eve Valkyrie will be included with all Oculus Rift preorders. We see a pipeline full of compelling and unique experiences that will thrill and excite fans coming soon.