This is the Year of Virtual reality

Virtual reality

2016 is the widely expected to be the year of VR comes to life. Virtual reality is going to be the most immersive experience in the graphics or virtual world. VR Headsets and VR-capable Hardware will be likely available to the public through multiple avenues.

PCs are also capable for Virtual reality, but there is an initial requirement for technical specification of Computer.

Requirement for Virtual reality in PCs

 Nvidia

Desktop Requirements:

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or greater
  • CPU: Intel Core i5- 4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory/RAM: 8GB+ RAM
  • Video Output: 1x HDMI 1.3
  • Ports: 3x USB 3.0
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64bit) or higher
  • Driver: GeForce 359 or newer
 Notebook Requirements:
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980*
  • CPU: Intel Core i7- 6700HQ or greater
  • Memory/RAM: 8GB+ RAM
  • Video Output: 1x HDMI 1.3
  • Ports: 3x USB 3.0
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64bit) or higher
  • Driver: GeForce 359 or newer

 AMD

Desktop Requirements :

Virtual reality

Nvidia and AMD-based PCs are ready for the best VR Experience. Now considering the VR Experience for mainstream users, VR can be experienced in VR ready smartphones like Lenovo K4 Note. HTC vive is one of the VR headsets which providing Virtual Reality to the users for gaming, medical Imaging, etc.

After seeing the configuration, you have been in a Question that “Why VR requires such a high end system ?”. For better and smooth VR Experience, there is a minimum 75-90 fps Requirements. Mainstream Graphic cards or High end system can generate such a high frame rates, so capable hardware for generating higher frame rates is the basic requirement.

Now, VR headsets are connected to PC through USB. As USB 2.0 is slower than USB 3.0 in data transfer speed. Gameplay requires 90 FPS bandwidth to be transfer through VR headset without any stutter. So, USB 3.0 requirement is necessary.

Most of the users don’t keep their graphics driver updated. New drivers are optimized for new games and features supported by graphics cards.

Mobile users can go with Samsung Gear VR headset, ANT VR and Google Cardboard which also delivers VR experience which is better for beginners.

people are also viewing 360 degree videos. This encourages the Virtual reality Experience. True Experience of 360 rotational videos can be taken by VR-Headset.

Every user, whether he belongs to mainstream, budget or enthusiast can take VR Experience. Hence, VR can be experience by all the people in this year.

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