FOR WINDOWS PC
To run the HTC Vive smoothly you must meet the system requirements. If you have a higher system requirement then all the better. The HTC Vive System Requirements is needed to assure you of a great immersive experience with the headset. There is a minimum PC specs and a recommended PC specs.
We will start with the recommended specs. Again, if you have a higher system, then you don’t need this.
The Operating System should be at least Windows 7 or the latest, the RAM should be 4GB or higher, the processor should be Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 (equivalent or higher), the video output is an HDMI 1.4 or Display Port 1.2, one USB 2.0, the graphics card needs to be an NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 (equivalent or higher)
The minimum PC requirements? Just change the graphics card to NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 (equivalent or higher) all else stay as is.
The latest Macintosh computers support the Vive. You only need to buy the thunderbolt 3 adapter as the mac has a different port configuration.