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AMD and Dell partners on Oculus Rift ready PCs

Posted on Tuesday, October 06 2015 @ 14:58:20 CEST by


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AMD announced it's teaming up with Dell to supply Oculus Ready PCs with AMD GPUs. Pricing of these VR-ready systems will start at $999 but no specifics were shared.
?AMD today announced a collaboration with Oculus and Dell to equip Oculus Ready PCs with AMD Radeon™ GPUs, starting at $999USD. The powerful PCs are designed to deliver stunning gaming performance and enable spectacular VR experiences for consumers around the world by leveraging AMD VR leadership with LiquidVR™ and Graphics Core Next architecture.

“It’s an exciting time to be at the heart of all things Virtual Reality,” said Roy Taylor, corporate vice president, Alliances and Content, AMD. “I’m confident that with Dell and Alienware, we can enable a wide audience of PC users with extraordinary VR capabilities powered by AMD Radeon GPUs.”

In March, AMD announced an initiative to deliver the ultimate VR experience for developers and users enabled through AMD LiquidVR™ technology. AMD LiquidVR™ enables low-latency VR performance that maintains reliable comfort during your VR experience, and plug-and-play compatibility with VR headsets. AMD GPU software and hardware subsystems are a major component in making AMD LiquidVR™ a reality and in turn allowing for developers and content creators to enable a life-like presence in VR environments.

“For nearly 20 years Alienware has been a leader in performance and innovation for PC gaming; virtual reality is the next frontier and we plan to innovate and lead in the same way, with the same passion,” said Frank Azor, Co-founder and General Manager, Alienware. “Partnering with the performance of AMD graphics and the innovation of Oculus provides an incredible opportunity for Alienware to deliver something awesome for our users.”
Besides Oculus Ready PCs from Dell and its Alienware division, there will also be models from ASUS, with prices starting at $949. For a good VR experience, Oculus recommends a PC with Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater, NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater and 8GB RAM or greater.

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