Mixed reality portal minimum and recommended hardware requirements

Mixed reality portal is not a part of Windows 10 version 1709 and works out of the box with premium VR headsets. To run the portal on your computer or laptop you need recommended hardware configuration and ports for Windows Mixed Reality immersive headset that you are using. To check compatibility match the specification of your computer with the table below.

For best results, Windows checks for hardware compatibility when you start the portal for the first time but you can force the portal to run without the hardware check.

Windows Mixed reality portal recommended hardware

HardwareWindows Mixed Reality Ultra PCs Windows Mixed Reality PCs
Operating SystemWindows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) – Home, Pro, Business, Education
ProcessorIntel Core i5 4590 (4th generation), quad core (or better) AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.4Ghz (desktop), quad-core (or better)
Intel Core i5 7200U (7th generation mobile), dual core with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology enabled (or better)
RAM8GB DDR3 (or better)8GB DDR3 dual channel (or better)
Free disk spaceAt least 10 GB
Graphics CardNVIDIA GTX 960/1050 (or greater) DX12-capable discrete GPU AMD RX 460/560 (or greater) DX12-capable discrete GPU GPU must be hosted in a PCIe 3.0 x4+ Link slot
Graphics DriverWindows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2
Graphics display portHDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2
DisplayConnected external or integrated VGA (800×600) display (or better)
USB connectivityUSB 3.0 Type-A or Type-C
Bluetooth connectivity (for motion controllers)Bluetooth 4.0
Expected headset framerate90 Hz60 Hz

Extra notes.

1. Mixed reality portal works best on larger screen (15.3 inches or larger)

2. Hybrid graphics configurations are compatible only with a Windows Mixed Reality Ultra setup. The hybrid system’s discrete card must meet the same specifications listed for Windows Mixed Reality Ultra above.

3. If you are using a headset that requires hardware ports, so you need to ensure you have the right ports or the port adapters required to connect the headset to your computer.

4. Discrete and integrated graphics hardware compatibility isn’t tested, confirmed or optimized.

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