The answer is absolutely yes you can use a mid-range PC! Will it be as good as a top end PC? – no, but don’t let that put you off as its still worth doing!
What do we mean by a mid-range VR PC?
Further to this, some people might think that a Mid-range pc is not capable of running a great VR experience on the HP reverb G2 and its certainly the case that this is something you need to investigate before investing in this VR headset.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and above
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and above
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and above
AMD Radeon RX 5700 and above
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 equivalent and above. Intel Core i5, i7 or better.
Memory: 8 GB RAM or more
Ports: DisplayPort 1.3, 1x USB 3.0 Type C
Operating system: Windows 10 May 2019 update or later
What will you be missing out on?
Firstly, the answer is not that much, since you will not be able to run the games with all the graphics settings turned right up you might lose some of the sharpness of the images. Secondly, if you can’t have all the anti-aliasing on you may see some extra jagged edges.
Some good news though, if your graphic card doesn’t meet the minimum specifications is that the HP Reverb can run in “half resolution” mode. Moreover, this does exactly what it says on the tin.
Watch this video from MRTV so see what we mean;
Which extra features does using a better PC bring to the table?
Put simply a better PC will mean a better experience and allow you to get the maximum benefit from the impressive 4320 x 2160 (2160 x 2160 per eye) resolution and 90Hz refresh rate.
In conclusion, you will be able to crank up the settings and not worry about being able to deliver a smooth 90 frames per second to the headset. However, we think that a mid-range specification PC is still capable of delivering an amazing VR experience.