Check whether your system is VR Ready, and if not, whether its capabilities are bound by Graphics Card, CPU, or both.
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Mixed (137 reviews) - 56% of the 137 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (2,222 reviews) - 70% of the 2,222 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Feb 22, 2016

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About This Software

The SteamVR Performance Test measures your system's rendering power using a 2-minute sequence from Valves Aperture Robot Repair VR demo. After collecting the data it determines whether your system is capable of running VR content at 90fps and whether VR content can tune the visual fidelity up to the recommended level. For machines that are not VR Ready the tool can help determine whether capabilities are bound by Graphics Card, CPU, or both.

System Requirements

    Recommended:
    • 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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Recent:
Mixed (137 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (2,222 reviews)
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joshua.pritchard
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Windows 10, Intel Core i7-6700K and 2x GTX 980's in SLI... Apparently I need an upgrade! Shame I've already bought it...
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zombieking_FTW
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
WTF No sli support dafuq!
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cheiften98
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
not sure how accurate this is as ive heard of a few people running it with a gtx 960. I have a gtx 960 4gb and a xeon 1231 v3 and 8gb ram. im getting a score in the low end of capable.
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Thundercrash
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
makes people cry because they cant handle 2160 x 1200 resolution with a bad gtx560 rig and they dont understand why.
10/10 would test again to make them more angry
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ZakTheEvil
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I'm in red. It says my video card is not capable of rendering even low quality VR image and I need to upgrade it.

It says I have GTX980Ti... Which I do, by the way.
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blacklabel8805
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Does what it's intended to do for the most part. If you know your GPU should be VR ready, but keep getting a "not capable" rating, make sure to update your GPU drivers. I have two 3Gb AMD Radeon R9 290 cards in my system that I bought a little more than a year ago and it was telling me that my system wasn't capable of running VR. Long story short, I updated my drivers, and BAM! Right away I was in the middle of the green! My HTC Vive has now shipped, and I can't wait to get it!
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Soldier212
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This product does what it say on the tin, It tells you if you are able to run games in VR if not then it will tell you what needs to be upgraded.

My System is Ready for Very high VR!! The Best!! 8.7 score
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
GPU: AMD Redeon R9 290 4GB
CPU: Core i7 4790k @ 4.7GHz
RAM: 8GB 2400mhz c9

But the headsets prices must come down,
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Ellis 51773
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
Only uses integrated graphics card, doesn't test high-end Nvidia card. :(
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Pepethecat
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I am serious and i dont know how i aint passing this ♥♥♥♥♥

this is my score:

---------------- ---------------------------- ----------------
Not Ready ........... Capable ........................ Ready

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 cores)

♥♥♥♥♥ ARE YOU SERIOUS! Its the test that doesnt have an efficient calculation system and other game dev wont make a quick game like that so ♥♥♥♥ it im still buying it ♥♥♥♥♥! They could suck my ♥♥♥♥ telling me my gaming rig isnt capable of running some goggles with 2 lens and a small screen with a gyroscope! IF I CAN RUN GAMES AT ULLTRA SETTING I WILL BE ABLE TO RUN THIS ♥♥♥♥! thank you for reading, have a great day.
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Pez
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
why no full screen tho lol
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Superior Bastard
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
This is so fake. I mean i have Sapphire R9 270x 2gb GDDR5, yeah it's not the best video card but when i run the test i have 100+ FPS and i have 14% frames under 90 and when i say under 90 i mean 80-85 fps. But when all finish it says I CAN'T USE THE F*CKING VR?!? This is totally b***sh*t
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=(e)=™BudK1ng
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Wont test my dedicated GPU.
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Fre Sha Vaca Do I Csgorumble.com
( 38.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
It told me "You are not the father" gg 10/10 test
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ParaPlays
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Brilliant. Here is my top 5 HCT VIVE games since launch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzEvjPcgla8
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Ma Man Dookie
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Unique gameplay and amazing plot twist at the final boss. 10/10

But now for real, It said my AMD Athlon II x4 640 is ready, and that my AMD Radeon R7 370 4GB is not ready.
You know, maybe it's right about my gpu, but my 7 years old antique cpu? this is a joke. Devs gotta fix this.
P.S: My cpu cache is 64kb x 4 . Yea. It's really that bad. But sure, it can run a damn vive, why the ♥♥♥♥ not?
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Raging Rectum
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Unfortunately it keeps detecting my integrated graphics card on my laptop instead of my nvidia geforce, even though my nvidia is running it. I pass with flying colors 2/3 categories but off course my intel POS graphics is not good enough. This didn't help me, Steam... Please patch it for laptop users.
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George Costanza
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Well, Apperently my Core 2 Quad is capable according to this. Time to upgrade from my gtx 750 to a 970 :)
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kenokerestyle
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Performance test:
======================================↓ (not max, but almost)
---------------- ---------------------------- ----------------
Not Ready -------------- Capable ------------------ Ready

Financial test:

---------------- ---------------------------- ----------------
Not Ready -------------- Capable ------------------ Ready

I think that sums it up. Not going to pay 900 euros for a VR kit.
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Greenfields🐱
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
It said that my machine weren't ready, even though it is.
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ColonelCorgi
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
I can run VR. Neat.
Not really into the whole VR thing so if I do get one, I'll probably play around with it for like a day or two, then leave it, play some actual good games whilst the device will sit there gathering dust next to the Wii console.
I still find it "gimmicky" so I'll stick to proper video games.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
63 of 65 people (97%) found this review helpful
71 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
My wallet was not ready
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
10/10 Passed Performance Test, but too broke to afford a VR D:
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36 of 49 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
It does exatly what it should be. However, it stubbornly "tests" my integrated GPU, while my dedicated GPU is running it. So, if you have a laptop like I have, you probably won't get the results you want since it tests "wrong" GPU.

Do I recommend it:
- If you have a PC with only one GPU? Yes. It does what it says.
-If you have a laptop etc. with integrated and dedicated GPU? No. I couldn't get it to test my other, dedicated GPU. This should be looked into by devs.
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28 of 37 people (76%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Great game. 10/10 experience. Was pretty boring at first, but after about an hour or playing it gets really deep.
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26 of 36 people (72%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Recommended GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
My GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

Results: GPU is not good enough
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Product received for free
GPU: AMD R9 390 8GB PCS+
CPU: i5 4460
RAM: 8GB DDR3
OS: Win10

Im VR-READY :-)

But those VR-Googles are expensive as **** ....
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Good bench, but oughta be somewhat tougher on the GPU and should be placed under software in library.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
why is there even a review for this? It works or it doesn't, you pass or fail.
However I will say it is much better than the Oculus test. At least you can see the frame rate and get a better understanding of how your system will handle it or not.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
"You need to upgrade your wallet" it said
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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
i'm not sure if this program is to be trusted as it says that need to desperatley upgrade my graphics card (R9 270x) but i just recieved my VIVE yesterday and I was able to run programs (have only tried job simulator and vive home) with no issues really at all so i'm not sure it is 100 percent accurate but who knows.

UPDATE: Have now tried elite dangerous, Hover Junkers, and the lab all with no issues again.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Product received for free
Its wrong! When I use it, it says that I need to upgrade my Intel Core GPU when it should be using my Nvida GPU! And I can't change it.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
My rig is VR Ready to the max. Goodness. I can't wait till i actually buy a VR.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Product received for free
11/10

Pros
-Great Graphics
-Crisp Audio
-Great Single Player Mode/Story

Cons
-No Multiplayer/co-op
-My Wallet Isnt Ready
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Somehow it only detects the integrated Intel GPU and not Nvidia, even when Nvidia Control Panel already set vr.exe to use Nvidia GPU. Well, no luck for laptops I guess...

For PC users however, it might help.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
It is a useful and quick way to see if your pc is ready for steam vr
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
This product does what it say on the tin, It tells you if you are able to run games in VR if not then it will tell you what needs to be upgraded.

My System is VR Ready
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
GPU: AMD Redeon R9 390x 8GB
CPU: Core i7 4790k @ 4.6GHz
RAM 32GB

But the headsets are so expensive, so I`m going to wait for the prices to come down.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
Only uses integrated graphics card, doesn't test high-end Nvidia card. :(
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
good test to let you know whats up with your card and if you need extra drivers. However if your downlaod gets corrupted like mine did no matter the card or your drivers it will tell you you are not vr ready. This happened to me several times and i got frustrated and started looking for new cards. It was only after i noticed that my test was not matching the screenshots (was missing textures in the test) that i decided to uninstall and then reinstall the test. sure enough it was the test and i ran it again and gave me a perfect rating for vr. You can also tell its corrupted when your graphics card is the only thing red at the end o the test (unless of course your card is older than what is recommended). Cheers and happy vr!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Said my once top-of-the-line 780 wasn't good enough. The passing of time only served as a reminder of my own mortality.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
Easy to use test with clear and detailed indicators. Recommended! Good work Steam :)
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