What You Need to Enter the Metaverse
The term “metaverse” has been buzzing around the technology world for years, but for others, it seems out of the blue. The truth is, the metaverse is the present and the future of virtual environments. However, the question for many is, is their computer capable of entering it? Let’s dive into the requirements to answer that question.
AR/VR Glasses: An Essential
In order to start interacting with the metaverse, you’ll require a computer and AR/VR glasses to view the virtual environment. There are many AR/VR glasses available on the market and we will review some of them later on.
But first, let’s talk computer requirements to enter the metaverse. A specific configuration is necessary, and three important components are required to move all the graphics in real-time: the processor, RAM, and graphics card.
Processor and RAM: Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5
To start with, you will need an Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor, which in their latest versions are more powerful and energy-efficient. These must be supported by a RAM that has a minimum of 8 GB since the computer will have problems with less. Opting for better DDR5 memories is preferable, but a minimum of DDR4 type is acceptable.
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
The topic that many fear is the graphics card. However, nothing is further from the truth as an Nvidia GTX 1060 of at least 6 GB or an AMD Radeon RX 580 could be sufficient. It’s essential to have a graphics card that can generate all the graphics required for the metaverse. Surprisingly, the price of this type of card ranges between 100 and 200 euros.
Meeting the requirements to enter the metaverse is not difficult; however, the graphics card may pose a challenge to some users. Ensure that your computer has the required processor, RAM, and graphics card to enter the metaverse. In the next section, we will dive into the different AR/VR glasses available on the market to view the virtual environment.