Windows Mixed Reality makes its debut in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, providing a new wide range of epic experiences to Windows users. Whether it’s an immersive and casual game, a 360º video, or a live sports or concert event, you can always find yourself at the center of everything.
To experience this awesomeness, you will need a headset, starting as low as $399, and a compatible Windows PC that not only runs Windows 10 Fall Creators Update but meets the hardware minimum requirements needed to run Windows Mixed Reality, such as:
- Processor – Intel® Core™ i5 7200U (7th generation mobile), dual core with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology enabled or better.
- RAM – 8GB DDR3 dual channel
- Compatible GPUs, like:
- Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 or greater DX12-capable integrated GPU
- Nvidia MX150 discrete GPU
- Nvidia 965M discrete GPU
- Graphics Display Port – HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2
- Bluetooth: 4.0
Not sure if your PC is capable of running Windows Mixed Reality? Microsoft has a Windows app called Windows Mixed Reality PC Check for you.
Install the app from Store app and launch it to find out if your current PC needs an upgrade.
Unfortunately, even though my PC is completely capable of doing all my work, it’s not powerful enough to let me enjoy the new reality experience. I would need a better GPU, a more recent generation of processor, and a Bluetooth 4.0 adapter if I wanted my PC to be compatible with the Mixed Reality.
If you are set to buy a new PC, look out to those Windows Mixed Reality-ready PCs. How to tell? Look for the badge like below.