The hardware that Ovation requires can be split into two major components: a computer and a VR headset.
Most virtual reality software pushes up against the limits of modern computer processing power. Ovation is no exception with its demanding Recording, Analytics, and Audience systems. As such, you will need a powerful computer with the following minimum specifications*:
Operating System: Windows 10
CPU: Intel i7 (7th Gen.) / AMD Ryzen 7 or greater
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or greater**
Graphics Card Memory (VRAM): 4GB or greater
Memory: 16GB+ RAM
Hard Drive Available Space: 5GB
USB Ports: 1x USB 3.0***
*Headsets with especially high resolution screens, such as the HP Reverb G2, require more powerful components.
**Most laptop graphics cards are significantly less powerful than their desktop equivalents. The graphics cards noted above refer to the desktop variants. We do not recommend using laptops with Ovation.
***The original Oculus Rift (non 'S') requires 2x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0.
Ovation is designed for — and has only been tested with — the Oculus Rift and Rift S, HTC Vive, Vive Pro, and Vive Pro Eye, Valve Index, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. We make no guarantees that it will run on any alternative virtual reality hardware.
If you need help installing and setting up the software for your virtual reality headset, please visit:
Oculus Rift - https://support.oculus.com/rift/
HTC Vive - https://www.vive.com/us/support/
Windows Mixed Reality - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4041156/windows-10-mixed-reality-help
Ovation is not compatible with standalone or mobile VR headsets because it requires a computer to power the realistic environments, life-like audience, and extensive processing of speech-performance analytics.
Exception: Oculus has announced the Link, which enables Quest and Quest 2 headsets to connect to a computer. When connected, the Quest acts as a Rift headset and can run various PC-VR applications, including Ovation.
Always-On Internet Connection: Ovation requires an active connection to authenticate the subscription status of the user, enable various voice features via third-party speech-to-text, and backup and sync data with the Ovation cloud.
Operating System: Ovation is only available for PCs running on the Microsoft Windows operating system; it is not available for Mac or Linux.
If you are unsure about your hardware's ability to run Ovation properly, or would like help purchasing hardware, please email us at [email protected]