The push for VR continues to make its way around the enthusiast market, and for the first time in a long time an OEM has come out with VR-ready gaming PCs made specifically to take advantage of the virtual reality advent.
The line of computers built and designed to run the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive come from a company called PsychSoftPC.
According to the press release, PsychSoftPC wants gamers to be ready to game in ultra HD along with being able to do so with VR capabilities. They state…
“Psychsoftpc is serious about supporting Virtual Reality Gaming. That is why they are making Virtual Reality Ready Gaming PCs based on the NVidia Pascal GPU technology.”
“NVidia GTX GPUs powered by Pascal give next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets through NVIDIA VRWorks technologies. Virtual Reality audio, physics, and haptics let folks hear and feel every moment.”
Nvidia’s Pascal line of GPUs are designed specifically as solutions for the heavy demands required to play virtual reality smoothly and in high fidelity. The Pascal GPUs are also designed for ultra HD capabilities and running games at a standard of 60fps.
What’s more is that despite all the power contained within these GPUs, Nvidia has kept the new line – ushered in with the flagship GTX 1080 – both affordable and energy efficient. The GTX 1080 consumes about half as much energy as the GTX 980. A lot muscle at the expense of very little energy.
The press release goes on to wax poetics about the Pascal GPUs being DirectX 12 compliant and working well in conjunction with the rapist OS known as Windows 10.
Of course, you’re probably wondering how much these rigs costs and what you get with them.
For the price of a cheaply made car or a year’s worth of rent living in the basement of a Bronx apartment building for illegal immigrants, you can get your hands on a gaming rig that is powered by an i7 5960X Extreme CPU, featuring two Nvidia GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI, an SLI-ready motherboard with thermal technology, on-board audio, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, a 2TB SATA hard drive, two DVDRW drives, a 1450 watt power supply, a Logitech G510 and a Logitech G500 laser gaming mouse.
You’ll be internet-ready as well with a gigabit Ethernet adapter, and a full tower case. You can also choose if you want the rapist Windows 10 Pro or a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit operating system. Surprisingly, they even offer options for a Linux OS, including the one that the SteamOS uses.
If you’re on a budget you can go with the Psyborg Initiate Gamer PC, it comes with an i5 6500, a 3.6ghz CPU, an Nvidia GTX 960 GPU, and 8GB of DDR4 RAM. The budget-priced gaming rig will run you $1,750.
Technically, the Steam Machines with Windows 10 are a heck of a lot cheaper and give you quite a bit of bang for your buck, but to each his (or her) own.
You can learn more about the VR-ready gaming PCs from PsychSoftPC by hitting up their official website, which looks like it comes right out of 1994.
(Main image courtesy of WCCF Tech)
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