The wait for a new way of gaming is nearly over. With the release of the Oculus Rift in March, virtual reality gaming is set to transform the way gamers interact with games. Oculus-Ready PCs from Dell, Alienware and ASUS are now available for pre-order from Best Buy, Amazon and Microsoft Stores.
Starting from US$949 when purchased with Rift, the plug-and-play PCs all feature NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs. The GeForce-based PCs feature NVIDIA’s Game Ready Drivers that provide support for the latest games and applications. They also support GameWorks VR technologies, which help reduce latency and improve performance for VR headsets, games and apps.
One of the GameWorks VR features, called Multi-Res Shading, takes advantage of NVIDIA’s multi-projection hardware architecture to deliver substantial performance improvements for VR games and apps — up to 50 percent in Unreal Engine 4.