Oculus Rift Launching – You Better Get a High Graphics PC in 2016

Oculus Rift Launching – You Better Get a High Graphics PC in 2016
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Have you heard about Oculus Rift launching? Maybe some of you hardcore gamer friends are aware of the latest developments in technology and know many things about virtual reality headsets. You better start searching about it, because seems like everything will be spinning around it in near future.

Here are some videos to make you understand what it is capable off:

Maybe some of you are Sci-Fi addicts and have seen stuff on films about virtual reality headsets or the similar concept? The first thing that comes to my mind is Matrix when i think about virtual reality.

Oculus rift was developed by Oculus VR and now it’s a subsidiary of Facebook. Virtual Reality headsets were around in small amounts, but Occulus VR is the fat of the land in this concept. Other VR headsets out on the market were Gear VR and Google Cardboard. But the system of Google Cardboard was a little different from Occulus VR. Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR put a smartphone into the headset, which makes it kind of a little smartphone cinema while working system of Occulus VR is a little different.

There are some great news about the release of Occulus VR headset! It is expected to be out in the first quarter of 2016 – which we now are in – and it’s expected to come with a price tag a little more than $350 which is pretty affordable for a product like this.

The only thing you must be aware of is that you must obtain a PC which is higher in quality in order to work effectively with Occulus VR. If you have a regular computer, i must sorrily say that you may not be able to use Occulus VR and you may have to upgrade your PC. A PC worth of at least $1,000 may be your saver because you will need a heavy-duty graphics card to achieve smooth operation.

Your PC must be producing frames at a higher rate than Occulus Rift refresh rate. If your PC won’t be able to fulfill this requirement you will end up with glitches and dropped frames. If it was a computer monitor, it may have not been such an issue, but Occulus Rift is tied directly to your head and all you see is what you see inside Occulus Rift. Having problems with your frames will end up making you feel uncomfortable, and i mean REALLY uncomfortable. You may even want to puke out.

 

The first people to buy out Occulus Rift seems to be gamers with high-end PC’s. People with low graphic card computers sorrily will have to upgrade their gear. Occulus Rift will need an AMD RAdeon 290 or at least NVIDIA GTX 970 in order to work fine, which cost around $250-$350.

 

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10 Responses to Oculus Rift Launching – You Better Get a High Graphics PC in 2016

  1. Eric says:

    This looks really cool! I’m not a huge gamer, but this does look like a lot of fun and it’s new so that makes it even more exciting. I bet in a few years VR is going to be the standard of video gaming, everyone is going to have a system for it. The Virtualizer looks like a lot of fun, do you know when this will be available to the public? and how much it will cost? thanks for the great info!

    • admin says:

      Yeah, Oculus Rift is the future of gaming. And i bet there are many more to come.

      About the virtualizer i don’t know the price but Oculus Rift is expectede to be sold at a little above $350.
      I thank you for your feedback and interest!))

  2. Dave Sweney says:

    Thanks for the heads up on this new (for me) product. I had not heard of the Oculus Rift nor that it was launching…Reading through your post, I like it though!

    I work with several companies here in Dubai that are doing 360 degree videos for clients and their product is fascinating as well…

    Once a product like Oculus Rift gets into the hands of the multitudes (which it will I believe) videos are going to make a big leap (forward) in the way we experience them…

    That in turn, I think will lead to further uses not only in the entertainment or gaming industry, but also in other fields such as CAD….Exciting times indeed…Thanks for the update on this piece of the puzzle!

    • admin says:

      Hey Dave!

      Oculus Rift is definetely going to make a major change in all 3D and virtual reality industry. It may become a great element in education. I think it may be great to use in schools to educate children in a more appealing way to show them that science is fun!

      I thank you for your interest and feedback)) Keep in touch

  3. Marika says:

    Wow, this is huge news. I’ve been seeing videos here and there about the Oculus Rift and I am seriously hyped for it. I’ve been looking into building a computer. Thanks to you, I can build it to run the Oculus Rift. Do you know where I can get AMD RAdeon 290 or NVIDIA GTX 970 for a decent price? I’d greatly appreciated it. Thank you.

    • admin says:

      This is just the beginning! Imagine yourself fully integrated to the game, and controlling your character with your whole body! This is actual reality which is gonna happen really soon. Actually there are full body virtual reality sets for hardcore ones.

      I will give you links where you can buy those graphic cards. It is actually so simple to use them. And even if you couldn’t mount them, almost any pc hardware store can deal with it.

  4. ariefw says:

    Excellent! Now we are entering a fully virtual reality frontier.

    I must say that a decade ago I will be very excited to receive this news. I have no time to play a game now. Life has its club smacked at me. Bringing me to a real reality of paying bills. LOL.

    But I am working out a way so I can play again. What is your computer setup recommendation for this VR? What kind of processor? How big is the RAM? Moderate graphic card? Do I need a radiator for my PC?
    $1,000 computer is too much for me. So what is your best setup but still economical?

    • admin says:

      Computer setup can be a very wide theme to discuss, you can set up hundreds of different combinations, but i think at least a $1500 gaming pc would work out well for anything. Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 is my favourite graphics card for good gaming graphics, but if you want some extreme stuff there are Titan series graphics card.

      Usually these days many of my friends use 4000 or 8k RAM at least for comfort. But this discussion can extend way too long)) If you would like to get more answers, mail at santa@santagotgeek.com ))

  5. Nahim says:

    The requirements for the Oculus Rift are high, and well for such a headset I believe that is what one should expect. The way this will change gaming really surprises me, video game technology just keeps improving so much. I can`t imagine what playing a video game will be like in the 20 years from now.

    • admin says:

      In 20 years I’m afraid of humanity that we will be under control of VR Mega-Companies and living a life attached to our headsets. Just read the book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and you will understand what I mean))

      Well, dunno about our future, but definetely gaming technology will be much more advanced while there are millons of people out there who are needed to be entertained.)

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