Windows Mixed Reality minimum PC hardware compatibility guidelines

NOTE: guidelines for development PCs are higher than those for consumers' PCs running mixed reality apps.

Performance may vary depending on your exact setup. You'll also need to make sure your PC has the right ports for the Windows Mixed Reality immersive headset that you are using.

Windows Mixed Reality PC Check

Screenshot of Windows Mixed Reality PC Check
Screenshot of Windows Mixed Reality PC Check

Windows Mixed Reality PC Check
Microsoft Corporation
Available for free in the Microsoft Store
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The Windows Mixed Reality PC Check app is the best way to make sure your PC is ready to run mixed reality. Upon running the app, you'll get one of the following messages:

  • You're good to go. Your PC has what it takes to run Windows Mixed Reality.
  • You’re nearly there. This PC may be able to run Windows Mixed Reality, but some features might be limited.
  • Can't run mixed reality. This PC doesn't meet the minimum requirements needed to run Windows Mixed Reality.

You will then get an analysis of your PC against the required hardware, drivers, and operating system.

What it means
Succeeded Your PC passes the required item.
Warning There may be issues with your PC for the given requirement. If you encounter issues, you may need to troubleshoot or upgrade your PC.
Error Your PC does not meet the requirements for the specified item.

Compatibility guidelines

We will be updating, making additions to and may be revising these Windows Mixed Reality PC Compatibility Guidelines. Please check back regularly for the latest guidelines and requirements.
Windows Mixed Reality Ultra PCs
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Windows Mixed Reality PCs
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Operating SystemWindows 10 Fall Creators Update (RS3) - Home, Pro, Business, Education
ProcessorIntel Core i5 4590 (4th generation), quad core (or better) AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.4Ghz (desktop), quad core (or better)Intel Core i5 7200U (7th generation mobile), dual core with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology enabled (or better)
RAM8GB DDR3 (or better)8GB DDR3 dual channel (or better)
Free disk spaceAt least 10 GB
Graphics CardNVIDIA GTX 960/1050 (or greater) DX12-capable discrete GPU AMD RX 460/560 (or greater) DX12-capable discrete GPU GPU must be hosted in a PCIe 3.0 x4+ Link slotIntegrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 (or greater) DX12-capable integrated GPU (Check if your model is greater) NVIDIA MX150/965M (or greater) DX12-capable discrete GPU
Graphics DriverWindows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2
Graphics display portHDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2
DisplayConnected external or integrated VGA (800x600) display (or better)
USB connectivityUSB 3.0 Type-A or Type-C
Bluetooth connectivity (for motion controllers)Bluetooth 4.0
Expected headset framerate90 Hz60 Hz

Notes:

  • Larger laptops (with screens of at least 15”) perform best.
  • Hybrid graphics configurations are compatible only with a Windows Mixed Reality Ultra setup. The hybrid system’s discrete card must meet the same specifications listed for Windows Mixed Reality Ultra above.
  • Different headsets may require different hardware ports, so make sure your PC has the correct ports or port adapters to connect to your headset.

Discrete and integrated graphics hardware that don't meet the minimum confirmed specifications have not been tested, confirmed, or optimized for Windows Mixed Reality and may not function properly or at all.

See also