DO Base Stations Come With Valve Index?

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By Valerie Becker

Are you planning to buy a Valve Index VR headset and wondering if it comes with DO base stations? Well, you’re in the right place!

What are DO Base Stations?
DO Base Stations are infrared emitters that track the position of the Valve Index headset and controllers. These base stations emit invisible infrared light, which is detected by sensors on the headset and controllers. The sensors calculate their position in 3D space based on the timing of the light pulses.

Do Valve Index Headsets Come with DO Base Stations?
Yes, Valve Index headsets come with two DO base stations. These base stations have a 160-degree field of view and can track up to 16 feet by 16 feet play area. They also support up to four Valve Index controllers or two controllers and two SteamVR™️ Tracking 2.0-compatible controllers.

What’s Inside the Box?
When you purchase a Valve Index VR headset, you’ll receive a package that contains several items, including:

  • The Valve Index Headset
  • Two DO Base Stations
  • The Left and Right Controllers
  • A Power Adapter for Each Base Station
  • A Power Adapter for the Headset
  • A DisplayPort Cable
  • A USB cable for connecting the headset to your computer.

What Else Do You Need?
In addition to what comes in the box, you’ll need a gaming PC that meets certain performance requirements to use your Valve Index VR headset. Specifically, your PC should have:

  • An NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or better graphics card OR an AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or better graphics card
  • An Intel Core i5-4590 or better CPU OR an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or better CPU.
  • At least 8 GB of RAM
  • A DisplayPort 1.2 or better port
  • A USB 3.0 port or better.

In summary, DO base stations come with Valve Index VR headsets. The package includes two base stations, the headset, controllers, power adapters for each base station and headset, a display port cable, and a USB cable.

However, you’ll need a compatible gaming PC to use your headset. With all this information in mind, you can now make an informed decision when purchasing your Valve Index VR headset.