What Specs Do You Need for Valve Index?

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By Monica Bates

Are you planning to buy a Valve Index? If so, you might be wondering what kind of specs you need to fully enjoy its features. In this article, we will discuss the minimum and recommended specs for Valve Index.

Minimum Requirements

If you want to use Valve Index, your computer must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10, SteamOS, or Linux
  • CPU: Dual Core with Hyper-Threading
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD RX480
  • HDD: At least 30 GB of free space

Note: These requirements are just the minimum. You might experience some issues if your computer barely meets these specs.

Recommended Requirements

If you want to have a smooth and enjoyable experience with Valve Index, it is highly recommended that your computer meets the following specs:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit), SteamOS (Linux), or Linux (64-bit)
  • CPU: Quad Core CPU or better with Hyper-Threading
  • RAM: At least 16 GB DDR4
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or better OR AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or better
  • HDD: At least30GB of free space on your hard drive.

Note:The recommended specs will make sure that you can enjoy all the features that Valve Index has to offer without experiencing any lag or issues.


Valve Index is an advanced VR headset, and it requires a powerful computer to run smoothly. If you are planning to buy Valve Index, make sure that your computer meets the recommended specs to avoid any issues. If you are not sure whether your PC can handle the headset, you can use the SteamVR Performance Test to check if your system is ready for VR.