In what seems to be a mistake of setting a web page live a little too early, new details on Valve’s own gaming VR headset, called the Index, have emerged. This includes the minimum and recommended PC hardware requirements, what comes in the packaging, and (apparently) a definitive release date.
The initial Valve Index announcement was made last week with an official Steam page that indicates a May 2019 release window. However, the seemingly leaked store page (which is no longer live) listed a release date of June 15. Note that this could either be a placeholder date or a mistake; or this could be the actual launch for the VR headset.
Update (April 1, 2019): GameSpot’s sister site CNET reports that preorders will begin on May 1 and that Valve Index will launch with the company’s new SteamVR Knuckles controllers.
Additionally, the minimum and recommended PC specs were shown and appear to be in line with the other PC-based VR headsets. You’ll need at least a dual-core CPU with hyper-threading, 8GB of RAM, and a GTX 970 or RX 480 video card-Valve recommends a quad-core CPU and a GTX 1070 video card or better. You will also need DisplayPort 1.2 and USB ports (of course), though the recommended specs say that a USB 3.0 port is required for the headset pass-through camera.