Adding to the long list of Virtual Reality projects that AMD is working on this year, they just announced a unified project between themselves Dell and Oculus. They are aiming to bring consumers Oculus-Ready PCs that have AMD GPUs, and these PCs will start right at $999. This means that Dell and Alienware will join Asus on the Oculus Ready PC program. The recommended GPU for the “full Rift experience” is a R9 290 so it will be interesting to see what actually they are outfitted with when the PCs start to hit the market.
Roy Taylor, corporate vice president, Alliances and Content, of AMD said, “It’s an exciting time to be at the heart of all things Virtual Reality. 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.”
There is no doubt that Dell and Alienware will reach a huge audience that will adopt or try VR; it will be easily done just by their market share alone. I can only hope that it will lead to more enthusiasts building higher performance machines of their own after getting a taste of Virtual Reality with an OEM PC.
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