Hp Reverb G2 with Valve and Microsoft
(credit: HP)

With any new piece of hardware, consumers will undoubtedly want to know what it will require in order to get the most use out of it. For the HP Reverb G2 virtual reality headset, the requirements aren’t as high as one would assume a high-resolution headset would need. Instead, it’s a headset that HP hopes more consumers will be able to enjoy while being a great experience for everyone.

The device is a collaboration effort between HP, Microsoft, and Valve after the original Reverb G1 saw gamers swoop in to pick up a headset that wasn’t necessarily geared for them. Now, with players in mind, HP has made a headset that it hopes will bring VR gaming to the next level for users.

HP Reverb G2 and your PC

For the most part, the PC specifications remain similar to the G1 that launched in 2019. While it may not require you to have the most powerful PC possible, you likely won’t get by on a cheap budget machine. To make things more clear, HP has released all of the minimum recommendations in order to utilize the HP Reverb G2, which you can find below.

Processor: Intel Core i5, i7, Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5, equivalent or better. AMD Ryzen 5 equivalent or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM or more
Video out: DisplayPort 1.3
USB ports: 1x USB 3.0 Type C
Power: USB Type C with power delivery or included power adapter
Operating system: Windows 10 May 2019 update or later
Graphics: DX12 capable graphics

Cards that run Reverb at full resolution:

    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, NVIDIA GeForce 2080 Ti
    • AMD Radeon RX 5700, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, AMD Radeon 7

Cards that run Reverb at half resolution:

    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660ti, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
    • AMD Radeon RX 580, AMD Radeon RX 5500XT, AMD Radeon RX 590, AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT, AMD Radeon RX Vega56, AMD Radeon RX Vega64

The HP Reverb G2 launches this fall, and will retail for $599.99. Those interested in pre-ordering the VR headset can do so via HP’s website.

*Note: All pricing is in USD*
Mike Straw
Michael Straw is a gamer who just happens to be an experienced journalist. In his near decade-long career, Mike has covered some of the biggest events in the world from E3 to the NFL Draft. He was once the second-ranked player in the world in NHL 09 on Xbox Live, and is a trained professional wrestler. In addition to being the Hardware Editor of PCI, Mike is also the Managing Editor of Sports Gamers Online.

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