Even with an AMD FX 9590 Black Edition installed, the system compatibility tool for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will respond with a callous "nope." That's because the official recommendations for the Oculus Rift headset only list Intel processors, and AMD CPU compatibility has been unknown up until now.

Oculus VR, the Facebook-owned company behind the Rift, recommends that PCs leverage the equivalent of an Intel i5-4590 or greater. So while it doesn't set a floor for AMD clocks, it indicates that processors from the Red Team will need to at least be on level with an i5 4590.

The Rift's downloadable compatibility tools don't benchmark CPUs to find out if they are at least as powerful as an i5 4590. The tool simply checks PCs against a list of officially recommended components, and AMD CPUs aren't included -- AMD's graphics cards are included in that list.

For those whose computers are red through and through, with an AMD CPU and an AMD GPU, it may be hard to be certain if their rigs are Rift ready. Thankfully, Forbes reached out to AMD for answers and the company responded with a list of CPUs it, through internal testing, has concluded with offer consumer nigh flawless experiences on high-end VR headsets like HTC's Vive and the Oculus Rift.

Here's that list of AMD CPUs the Red Team says is ready for full-fat VR experiences:
⁍FX-9590, octo core, AM3+ socket, 4.7 GHz with 5 GHz turbo
⁍FX-9370, octo core, AM3+ socket, 4.4 GHz with 4.7 GHz turbo
⁍FX-8370, octo core, AM3+ socket, 4 GHz with 4.3 GHz turbo
⁍FX-8350, octo core, AM3+ socket, 4 GHz with 4.2 GHz turbo
⁍FX-6350, hexa core, AM3+ socket, 3.9 GHz with 4.2 GHz turbo
⁍A10-7890K, quad core, FM2+ socket, 4.1 GHz with 4.3 GHz turbo
⁍A10-7870K, quad core, FM2+ socket, 3.9 GHz with 4.1 GHz turbo
⁍Athlon X4 880K, quad core, FM2+ socket, 4 GHz with 4.2 GHz turbo
⁍Athlon X4 870K, quad core, FM2+ socket, 3.9 GHz with 4.1 GHz turbo

For GPUs, Oculus VR has recommended at least the equivalent of an AMD R9 290 or an NVidia GTX 970.

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