The Best App To Check Your PC's Compatibility With Windows Mixed Reality

By Kachi Ojieh Thursday, October 26, 2017
samsung windows mixed reality headset
If you have been following up on tech news lately, you should have seen Windows Mixed Reality pop up your news feed. It’s a platform developed by Microsoft, although it was formerly known as Windows Holographic. Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality tends to be confusing when comparing it with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) because people don’t see the difference but just a mixed up of terms.

Mixed Reality (MR) isn’t so much different from Virtual Reality (VR) in terms of experience. You get to wear a headset, watch the objects displayed on the screen and have your movements tracked when moving around the VR world.

Anyways, Windows Mixed Reality officially comes with the Windows 10 Fall Creators update (if you are interested in the update, you can download and install it). This update will make Mixed Reality a part of Windows 10 henceforth. The best part is that Microsoft launched an app to help check if your PC supports Windows Mixed Reality. Microsoft calls the app Windows Mixed Reality PC Check and it’s available in Windows store.

Once you download and install the Windows Mixed Reality PC check app, you can go ahead and run it. Click the ‘I Agree’ button and viola! A screen will be shown to you listing PC hardware components which are supported by Windows Mixed Reality. It is worth knowing that Windows Mixed Reality is divided into two platforms. The first is "Windows Mixed Reality" and the other "Windows Mixed Reality Ultra." They differ by the kind of hardware which is supported.

Windows Mixed Reality supports nothing less than an Intel Core i5-7200U, HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2, and Intel HD Graphics 620 or greater or Nvidia MX150 discrete GPU or Nvidia 965M discrete GPU. Windows Mixed Reality Ultra requires Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 or better; HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2; NVidia GTX 960/1050 or AMD RX 460/560 or greater.

Windows Mixed Reality & Windows Mixed Reality Ultra also has similar hardware configuration requirements. They are 8GB of DDR3 memory (RAM), 10GB internal storage, USB 3.0 Type-A or Type-C, and Bluetooth 4.0.


Below is the full list of the requirements for Windows Mixed Reality and Windows Mixed Reality Ultra as specified by Microsoft.

Windows Mixed Reality PC Requirements

Operating System

  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Processor

  • Intel Core i5 7200U (7th generation mobile), dual core with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology enabled or better

RAM

  • 8GB DDR3 dual channel

Disk Space

  • 10GB

Graphics Card

  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 or greater DX12-capable integrated GPU
  • Nvidia MX150 discrete GPU
  • Nvidia 965M discrete GPU

Graphics Driver

  • Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2

Graphics Display Port

  • HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2

Monitor

  • External or integrated VGA (800x600) monitor

USB Type

  • USB 3.0 Type-A or Type-C

Bluetooth Type (for controllers)

  • Bluetooth 4.0


Windows Mixed Reality Ultra PC Requirements

Operating System

  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Processor

  • Intel Core i5 4590 (4th generation desktop), quad core or better
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.4Ghz (desktop), quad core or better

RAM

  • 8GB DDR3 or better

Disk Space

  • 10GB

Graphics Card

  • NVidia GTX 960/1050 or greater DX12-capable discrete GPU
  • AMD RX 460/560 or greater DX12-capable discrete GPU

Graphics Driver

  • Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2

Graphics Display Port

  • HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2

Monitor

  • External or integrated VGA (800x600) monitor

USB Type

  • USB 3.0 Type-A or Type-C

Bluetooth Type (for controllers)

  • Bluetooth 4.0


What do you think about Windows Mixed Reality? Have you used the app on your PC? over to you.
samsung windows mixed reality headset
If you have been following up on tech news lately, you should have seen Windows Mixed Reality pop up your news feed. It’s a platform developed by Microsoft, although it was formerly known as Windows Holographic. Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality tends to be confusing when comparing it with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) because people don’t see the difference but just a mixed up of terms.

Mixed Reality (MR) isn’t so much different from Virtual Reality (VR) in terms of experience. You get to wear a headset, watch the objects displayed on the screen and have your movements tracked when moving around the VR world.

Anyways, Windows Mixed Reality officially comes with the Windows 10 Fall Creators update (if you are interested in the update, you can download and install it). This update will make Mixed Reality a part of Windows 10 henceforth. The best part is that Microsoft launched an app to help check if your PC supports Windows Mixed Reality. Microsoft calls the app Windows Mixed Reality PC Check and it’s available in Windows store.

Once you download and install the Windows Mixed Reality PC check app, you can go ahead and run it. Click the ‘I Agree’ button and viola! A screen will be shown to you listing PC hardware components which are supported by Windows Mixed Reality. It is worth knowing that Windows Mixed Reality is divided into two platforms. The first is "Windows Mixed Reality" and the other "Windows Mixed Reality Ultra." They differ by the kind of hardware which is supported.

Windows Mixed Reality supports nothing less than an Intel Core i5-7200U, HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2, and Intel HD Graphics 620 or greater or Nvidia MX150 discrete GPU or Nvidia 965M discrete GPU. Windows Mixed Reality Ultra requires Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 or better; HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2; NVidia GTX 960/1050 or AMD RX 460/560 or greater.

Windows Mixed Reality & Windows Mixed Reality Ultra also has similar hardware configuration requirements. They are 8GB of DDR3 memory (RAM), 10GB internal storage, USB 3.0 Type-A or Type-C, and Bluetooth 4.0.


Below is the full list of the requirements for Windows Mixed Reality and Windows Mixed Reality Ultra as specified by Microsoft.

Windows Mixed Reality PC Requirements

Operating System

  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Processor

  • Intel Core i5 7200U (7th generation mobile), dual core with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology enabled or better

RAM

  • 8GB DDR3 dual channel

Disk Space

  • 10GB

Graphics Card

  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 or greater DX12-capable integrated GPU
  • Nvidia MX150 discrete GPU
  • Nvidia 965M discrete GPU

Graphics Driver

  • Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2

Graphics Display Port

  • HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2

Monitor

  • External or integrated VGA (800x600) monitor

USB Type

  • USB 3.0 Type-A or Type-C

Bluetooth Type (for controllers)

  • Bluetooth 4.0


Windows Mixed Reality Ultra PC Requirements

Operating System

  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Processor

  • Intel Core i5 4590 (4th generation desktop), quad core or better
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.4Ghz (desktop), quad core or better

RAM

  • 8GB DDR3 or better

Disk Space

  • 10GB

Graphics Card

  • NVidia GTX 960/1050 or greater DX12-capable discrete GPU
  • AMD RX 460/560 or greater DX12-capable discrete GPU

Graphics Driver

  • Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2

Graphics Display Port

  • HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2

Monitor

  • External or integrated VGA (800x600) monitor

USB Type

  • USB 3.0 Type-A or Type-C

Bluetooth Type (for controllers)

  • Bluetooth 4.0


What do you think about Windows Mixed Reality? Have you used the app on your PC? over to you.
Kachi Ojieh
Kachi Ojieh

"Tech Is Before Anything Else since 2017". Kachi Ojieh is the CEO and Founder of Tech Is Bae. An enthusiastic blogger with the heart to unify all tech lovers across the globe. Currently working to make sure readers keep coming back for more.

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