Is My Computer Compatible with Windows Mixed Reality


Windows Mixed Reality makes its debut in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, providing a new wide range of epic experiences to Windows users. Whether it’s an immersive and casual game, a 360º video, or a live sports or concert event, you can always find yourself at the center of everything.

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To experience this awesomeness, you will need a headset, starting as low as $399, and a compatible Windows PC that not only runs Windows 10 Fall Creators Update but meets the hardware minimum requirements needed to run Windows Mixed Reality, such as:

  • Processor – Intel® Core™ i5 7200U (7th generation mobile), dual core with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology enabled or better.
  • RAM – 8GB DDR3 dual channel
  • Compatible GPUs, like:
    • Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 or greater DX12-capable integrated GPU
    • Nvidia MX150 discrete GPU
    • Nvidia 965M discrete GPU
  • Graphics Display Port – HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2
  • Bluetooth: 4.0

Not sure if your PC is capable of running Windows Mixed Reality? Microsoft has a Windows app called Windows Mixed Reality PC Check for you.

Install the app from Store app and launch it to find out if your current PC needs an upgrade.

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Unfortunately, even though my PC is completely capable of doing all my work, it’s not powerful enough to let me enjoy the new reality experience. I would need a better GPU, a more recent generation of processor, and a Bluetooth 4.0 adapter if I wanted my PC to be compatible with the Mixed Reality.

If you are set to buy a new PC, look out to those Windows Mixed Reality-ready PCs. How to tell? Look for the badge like below.

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  1. Thanks for the info and the link Kent.

    I thought one of the features of the MS VR was going to be lower hardware requirements than the Vive or Rift.
    Barely so if at all, so no way am I upgrading to new hardware anyway and then buying an inferior VR system.

      • On Black Friday the Rift package (Rift, 2 controllers, 2 sensors) was cheaper than all but one of the MS VR systems available at the Microsoft Store (Canada). That one was $50 less.

        So in the end the MS systems are both not cheaper and not more widely compatible than the Rift. Pretty disappointing really.


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