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System Requirements for powering the Varjo XR-3 VR Head Set

Varjo XR3 enterprise VR

The Varjo XR-3 is a enterprise level HMD (head mounted display) System that provides high end, high fidelity AR and VR experiences. The XR-3 is one of the most advanced headsets on the market with a extensive specification allowing for up to 2880 x 2720 pixels per eye and refresh rates of up to 90Hz.

Varjo XR-3 Specification

Pixels Per Eye – As mentioned before the Varjo XR-3 allows for 2880 x 2720 pixels (Peripheral vision) and 1920 x 1920 pixels (Focused vision) per eye, to put these resolutions into context the HTC Vive Pro has 1440 x 1600 pixels per eye. This increase in resolution provides users with a clearer image throughout and therefore also creating a greater immersion.

Field of View – The XR-3 provides users with a maxium field of view of 115° (Horizontal). Allowing for a full human eye coverage at our field of view being 95°.

Mixed reality – The XR-3 supports mixed reality applications through its ultra-low latency, dual 12-megapixel video pass-through system. This system takes in a optical feed and places the augmented graphics over before processing and rendering within the HMD. This process is done in the lowest possible latency and displayed back at a refreshrate of 90Hz, stopping any disorienting delay or jitter.

XR Depth – Lidar is harnessed within the XR-3 to provide accurate XR depth. The intergrated lidar system has a impressive operating distance between 40cm and 5m.

Hand Tracking – Hand tracking is provided through Ultraleap Gemini (v5) within the headset. The system can track hand movements from within 40cm and 2m.

Eye Tracking – The XR-3 provides real-time eye tracking at 200Hz with sub-degree accuracy.

Positional Tracking – The Varjo XR-3 by default provides the Steam VR™ 2.0 tracking system for general positioning but has the potential and ability to provide point cloud based inside-out tracking through utilization of its integrated RGB video pass-through cameras.

All these technologies don’t come cheap, as the XR-3 retails at €5 495,00. But this isn’t a headset for the family this headset is designed for commercial use through all industry’s from Marketing with eye tracking data to Live experience events and collaborative design with crystal clear resolutions. There is a lower specification model (VR-2) that retails for €3 195,00 still firmly on the enterprise price bracket. From a commercial perspective €5 495,00 is fair price when considering all of the inherent technologies within the XR-3.

Varjo XR-3 - The industry's highest resolution XR headset | Varjo

Powering the Varjo XR-3

The Varjo XR-3 is without a doubt an incredible piece of equipment with masses of power, but as many VR enthusiasts know the headset isn’t the only component of the system. The system naturally relies on off-board processing, this processing is carried out on a external server. It’s important the designated server is able to process the masses of data being collected through the eye tracking or Lidar depth censoring. Varjo have specified several key specifications for the servers. See the suggested specification below:

System Requirements


Component Recommended
Processor Premium 8-core CPU
Memory 32 GB
Storage space 2 GB
Connectivity 2 x DisplayPort 1.4
2 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1
Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)

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Processor AMD Threadripper 3.7GHz 32C/64T CPU
Memory 64GB DDR4 RAM
Storage space 1TB SSD Hard Drive

8TB Enterprise Level SAATA HDD


4 x DisplayPort 1.4

2 x 1GbE Network Ports

6 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1

2 x 1GbE Network Port

1 x 10GbE Network Port

Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit)
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