Varjo system requirements

The Varjo headset runs exclusively with a Windows 10 desktop computer or laptop. Please ensure that your system meets the listed requirements below.

Computer hardware requirements


Component Recommended Minimum
Processor Intel Core i7-8700

AMD Ryzen 7 2700

Intel Core i7-6700

AMD FX™ 9590

GPU * NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2080

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000

NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080

NVIDIA Quadro P6000

RAM 32 GB 16 GB
Storage space 2 GB
Video output 2 x DisplayPort 1.2
USB port 1 x USB-A 3.0 port or newer
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)

*Please note that AMD GPUs are not currently supported by the Varjo headset.

If you are considering to use a laptop, we’ve determined the following products are compatible with our headset:


Software requirements


Software Required Get the software
Varjo Base v. 1.4 Download Varjo Base
Windows 10 OS version v. 1809 Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update on your local Windows 10 computer.
NVIDIA GPU driver v. 430.39 or higher Download from NVIDIA
SteamVR * v. 1.3.20
  1. Download the Steam desktop application
  2. Create a Steam account
  3. Download SteamVR



Information about the SteamVR™ compatibility


The Varjo headset uses the SteamVR™ Tracking technology for the headset and controllers. The headset can be used with both SteamVR™ 2.0 and 1.0 base stations. However, please be aware that the base stations and accessories need to be compatible with each other.


Base station version number Compatible accessories Remarks
2.0 VIVE controllers (2018)
VIVE Trackers (2018)
Up to 4 base stations can be connected simultaneously.
1.0 VIVE controllers
VIVE controllers (2018)
VIVE Trackers (2018)
2 base stations can be connected simultaneously.


Please note we will soon extend SteamVR™ downloadable content and SteamVR™ store compatibility to existing headsets. Sign up for software updates here.