Common FAQ

Download the MSI VR Ready app from product page and install, the app will auto-detect the HMD plug-in and pop-up the window.
MSI Lab is based on different notebooks and VR HMDs to find the best system setting parameters while consumers hook the VR HMD on MSI VR Ready notebooks, the app will auto-detect the HMD plug-in and pop-up the window to activate the best VR-ready preset for consumers.
As you know, VR needs high-performance to work properly. MSI VR Ready is the perfect combination between hardware/software. The most importantly , it very easy to use to get best performance for VR experience. In addition, we offer the recommend VR game list for your system. MSI VR website provides you the complete VR experience and information.
MSI VR Website provides any kind of VR information and includes various of MSI product support list. You can follow the demand to query on MSI VR Products page.
Please refer to the recommendation list of hTC Vive and Oculus VR. Or you can run the benchmark with SteamVR Performance Test utility or Rift Compatibility to check if your PC system could meet the basic requirement of VR devices.

hTC Vive basic requirement :
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4590/AMD FX™ 8350 equivalent or better
RAM:4 GB or more
Video output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newers
USB port: 1x USB 2.0 or better port
Operating system: Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8.1 or later, Windows® 10

http://www.htcvive.com/us/support/faqs/333759.htm
Oculus Rift basic requirement
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Memory:8GB+ RAM
Video output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
USB port: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

SteamVR Performance Test:
http://www.htcvive.com/us/support/faqs/333759.htm

Rift Compatibility Check:
https://www.oculus.com/en-us/rift
It's highly recommended to have at least over 90FPS when running VR content or game title for better performance experience and quality.

Notebooks / Laptops

For whom bought MSI GT72 and GT80, able to use MSI MXM upgrade kit to meet MSI VR Ready.
Download the MSI VR Ready app from product page and install, the app will auto-detect the HMD plug-in and pop-up the window.
Please refer where to buy.
Please refer MSI Lab performance report.
1. GT72S 6QF: i7-6820HK, Windows 10, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Nvidia GTX980
2. GT80S 6QF: i7-6820HK, Windows 10, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Nvidia GTX980 SLI
3. GT72S 6QE: i7-6820HK, Windows 10, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Nvidia GTX980M
4. GT80S 6QE: i7-6820HK, Windows 10, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Nvidia GTX980M SLI
The MSI VR Ready program is meant to act as an "easy button" for VR hardware, designed to give consumers an easy way to know which platforms and configs are ideal for the best VR experience using the several VR HMDs.
MSI Lab is based on different notebooks and VR HMDs to find the best system setting parameters while consumers hook the VR HMD on MSI VR Ready notebooks, the app will auto-detect the HMD plug-in and pop-up the window to activate the best VR-ready preset for consumers.

Desktops

As you know, VR needs high-performance to work properly. MSI VR Ready is the perfect combination between hardware/software. The most importantly , it very easy to use to get best performance for VR experience. In addition, we offer the recommend VR game list for your system. MSI VR website provides you the complete VR experience and information.
MSI VR Website provides any kind of VR information and includes various of MSI product support list. You can follow the demand to query on MSI VR Products page.
Currently, MSI VR ready app support HTC VIVE and Oculus. For the best VR experience , MSI still plan to support more VR device in future.
Valve has a pretty extensive library of games for the VR and while not all of games are totally complete. Some you can try in demo mode but most games still need to purchase. MSI VR website share the most information for VR , include the real game experience , recommend config for your reference.
Yes, you can experience the HTC Vive in a seated position, standing position or scale it up to roomscale with a minimum 1.5 x 2 meters. However , roomscale is the best way for enjoy VR.
Please use the video converter support Active Display Port function for connection between Linkbox and monitor. If you are using AMD VGA card, it better to choose the converter support ATi Eyefinity for the better performance.
Steam provide a program to examine Deaktop PC performance which able to experience VR smoothly or not. Please visit the hyperlink as below to download SteamVR Performance Test and follow the instruction to test. Steam VR Performance Tool: http://store.steampowered.com/app/323910
VR Link is a convenient port for VR devices, user can plug into your devices in front of PC. In general, you have to connect HDMI or DP cable between VGA card and VR devices. Most of VGA port in the back of PC which mean you will sacrifice a part of cable for movement during experience VR. VR Link can save it and make VR experiences better.
Currently, Aegis X, Aegis Ti, and Codex support VR Link.
The PC support VR Link should attach a specific HDMI cable in the package box. To connect VGA card and VR Link port in the back of PC. Then the VR port in front of PC can connect VR devices directly.
Steam VR based on Steam programs to function. Users setup all of VR devices already then install Steam and register account. Download Steam VR and install. Execute Steam VR, there is a VR devices status windows in the screen middle of bottom. After that, follow the instruction to setup VR Zone and configuration. You will able to see the window to confirm your VR devices setup correct (Green) or not (Red or grey out). When you active Steam VR, you can start to download and install game. Then enjoy it !

Graphics Cards

VGA card support DVI, HDMI and DP port. Here are several ways you can connect from Linkbox to VGA card for Display. 1. Linkbox (miniDP) → VGA card (DP), Monitor (HDMI) → VGA card (HDMI). Need converter 2. Linkbox (HDMI) → VGA card (HDMI), Monitor (DP) → VGA card (DP). 3. Linkbox (HDMI) → VGA card (DVI), Monitor (HDMI) → VGA card (HDMI). Need converter 4. Linkbox (HDMI) → VGA card (DP), Monitor (VGA) → VGA card (DVI). Need converter
The audio sound of HTC VR HMD is from PC’s HDMI port directly. Please kindly move mouse to Sounds icon, , which is in the bottom-right corner of Windows. Click the right button of mouse to choose "Playback devices". Then, set HTC-VIVE-C as Default.
Please download MSI exclusive software, "Afterburner", to adjust the GPU and memory frequency of VGA card. It could improve VGA card performance in gaming and VR fields.
MSI VGA card could be compatible for Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE HMDs. Furthermore, end-user could gain the best VR and gaming experience via MSI VGA card.
MSI GXT970 series and above VGA products fully support current VR HMD, including Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE. User could optimize MSI VGA card via MSI exclusive over-clocking software, "Afterburner", to get more detail adjustments. If your VGA card is below than GXT970, user could try to adjust the GPU and memory frequency of VGA card to get more performance. But MSI GXT970 and above VGA products would be your first choice and provide the best VR user-experience for you.

Motherboards

Please refer to the recommendation list of hTC Vive and Oculus VR. Or you can run the benchmark with SteamVR Performance Test utility or Rift Compatibility to check if your PC system could meet the basic requirement of VR devices.

hTC Vive basic requirement :
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4590/AMD FX™ 8350 equivalent or better
RAM:4 GB or more
Video output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newers
USB port: 1x USB 2.0 or better port
Operating system: Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8.1 or later, Windows® 10

http://www.htcvive.com/us/support/faqs/333759.htm
Oculus Rift basic requirement
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Memory:8GB+ RAM
Video output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
USB port: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

SteamVR Performance Test:
http://www.htcvive.com/us/support/faqs/333759.htm

Rift Compatibility Check:
https://www.oculus.com/en-us/rift
It's highly recommended to have at least over 90FPS when running VR content or game title for better performance experience and quality.It's highly recommended to have at least over 90FPS when running VR content or game title for better performance experience and quality.
Apply a Steam ID and go to Steam website to download/purchase VR game title. Please make sure that the selected game title could support Vive before downloading/purchasing new game title.Apply a Steam ID and go to Steam website to download/purchase VR game title. Please make sure that the selected game title could support Vive before downloading/purchasing new game title.
This issue might occur if you change to a different VGA card.
1. Plug out the HDMI cable from the VGA card while the USB cable is still connected during this time.
2. Select Reboot Vive under Steam VR to reboot the Vive.
2. Reconnect HDMI cable to the VGA card.
4. If Vive still cannot be detected after restart Steam VR, try to press the system button on Vive controllers and make sure Steam VR has detected the device first and then reboot Vive once again.
We recommend using Intel 100-series, X99-series or AMD AM3+, FM2+ series GAMING MB. For VGA card, it is recommended to use Nvidia GTX970 or above VGA card.
MSI Motherboard have already passed the VR device compatibility test, you can use any USB port to connect Vive, Oculus Rift or other VR device.
Yes, but you need to use 2 VGA cards that could meet the VR requirements and should at least have one HDMI port for each VGA card. The system might lag when playing high loading games or video simultaneously.
This is because Steam VR will detect the Rift device first . To fix this issue, please remove first Rift device while Vive is still connected to the system, make sure that SteamVR can detect the Vive. If problem persists then reboot Vive through the Steam VR.