Elite Dangerous for Steam VR requires 16GB RAM, GTX 980 as a minimum

Elite Dangerous has some serious minimum PC requirements if you want to use it on Steam VR.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Dec 7 2015 10:19 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

Just how much PC will you need for Elite Dangerous on the HTC Vive? Frontier Developments, the studio behind Elite Dangerous, have released the official Steam VR minimum requirements. This is what you'll need:

Elite Dangerous for Steam VR requires 16GB RAM, GTX 980 as a minimum | TweakTown.com
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 980 with 4GB or better
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space

As for the Elite Dangerous universe in VR, CEO of the company Jonny Watts said back in September: "We're thrilled to announce SteamVR support as part of the ongoing expansion of Elite Dangerous. Back in December 2013 we were among the first to support virtual reality with a triple-A game, and for me, exploring, trading and fighting throughout Elite Dangerous' 1:1 scale Milky Way remains an unequaled virtual reality experience. We have been working closely with Valve to bring Elite Dangerous to HTC Vive, and we are delighted with the quality we have been able to achieve".

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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