Now that we’ve entered 2016, we find ourselves standing at the dawn of virtual reality as nearly every piece of entertainment, including gaming, news, art, and even real estate, will soon use VR in a much wider scale. What some consumers may not be aware of is the fact that virtual reality is seven times more demanding than PC gaming. VR requires users to own machines that will need to churn out a total of 450 MP/S and will require ultra-low latency.Thankfully, the NVIDIA VR platform will enable the best VR experience possible.
NVIDIA does this with a combination of its GPUS & SOCS, software, and SDK. In fact, NVIDIA’s Gameworks VR has delivered up to 50% speedups in Unreal Engine 4, which is becoming a very popular engine. NVIDIA also has launched a VR Ready program for gamers to know where they can expect a great virtual reality experience among some of the top worldwide PC, Notebook, and graphics card partners. When gamers see the VR Ready logo, they can expect the following minimum specs:
- GeForce GTX 970 (Notebook: GeForce GTX 980)
- Intel Core i5-4590 equivalent
- 8GB RAM
- Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- Windows 7 SP1
When consumer versions of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are released this year, keep an eye out for the VR Ready logo if you’re making a PC purchase. At least you know you’ll be ready to take on anything and everything the virtual reality space has for you.