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Index Compatibility and System Requirements

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VALVE Index System Requirements

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 10, SteamOS, Linux
  • Processor: Dual Core with Hyper-Threading
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD RX480
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional Notes: Available DisplayPort (Version1.2) and USB (2.0+) Port required

Recommended

  • Processor: Quad Core+
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or better
  • Additional Notes: Available USB (3.0+) Port required for Headset Pass-Through Camera

Tracking

The Index Headset requires a minimum of 1 (2 recommended) Base Stations for tracking. Index is compatible with both the original Vive Base Stations and the 2.0 versions available on the Steam Store.

Controllers

The Index Headset is compatible with Vive and Vive Pro Wands in addition to Valve's Index Controllers.

Available Ports

The Index Headset requires that your system has the following ports available:

  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2+ for headset display
  • 1 x USB 3.0+ for headset cameras

Laptop Users

Some laptops do not feature DisplayPort 1.2. Valve provides a DisplayPort to USB-C adapter for sale - visit the store page for more information.

Laptops that use integrated graphics rather than a dedicated GPU that meets or exceeds our system requirements may not work with Index.

Please note: Index does not support HDMI, and will not work with DisplayPort to HDMI adapters.

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