What are good specs for a PC for VRC ? Its an age old question, and asked almost daily as we are in the midst of the Pandemic.
Firstly, make sure you have a GOOD internet connection, and preferably ‘hard-wired’ Ethernet connection to your router. Use SpeedTest to test your speed.
You can use Wi-fi but you should have decent speed and be aware the signal can attenuate when other things interfere, like Microwave Ovens, Cordless Phones etc.
As far as the PC itself goes, its not a simple answer as PC’s are always evolving and there are many different ways to achieve the same result.
VRC is very hardware intensive, meaning it won’t just run on any old PC. It also reads a ton of data from your hard disk (HD), and requires a decent amount of RAM and a Good graphics Card. So for best game play focus should be :
- Modern processor with decent amount of RAM
- A good Graphics Card
- Solid State Disk (SSD)
The specs listed here are outdated: VRC World Minimum Specs as PC’s have evolved since VRC was originally published.
There are various ‘game play’ elements to VRC. You want a PC that allows you:
- To Turn up most of the graphics options (from the OPTIONS menu in VRC Pro), and maintain a good Frames-per-second (FPS)
- Allows you to run MultiPlayer without Lag
A budget laptop in the $500-600 range will be ‘decent’ but for improved game play i’d recommend being in the $800-$900 range.
Minimum specs should be:
- Intel Core i5 processor
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD (A Solid state drive will really help a ton with game loads)
I have a Desktop system, that I built myself 3/4 years ago but is still solid as VRC hasn’t really evolved. It consists of:
- Intel Core i5-4460 LGA 1150 CPU (Quad Core)
- 16GB RAM
- 500GB SSD
- MSI Intel H81 LGA 1150 DDR3 USB 3.1 Micro ATX Motherboard
- GeForce GTX 960, 2GB PCI Express
The above is probably minimum Processing spec. Prices have come down since then and you could get more for your money.
PCI-Express x16 Graphics Cards: MSI Computer Video Graphic Cards GeForce GTX 1050 TI Gaming X 4G, 4GB
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