Oculus will be compatible with lower levels, including upcoming $499 laptop said CEO Brendan Iribe of Oculus company on thursday during the Oculus Connect conference in San Jose.
Oculus has presented a new set of minimum functions required for its operation Rift headset, making it compatible with many cheaper computers than ever before.
Oculus Rift now needs lower PC specs…because of Timewarp! OKIES. pic.twitter.com/KoOjSb14sA
— Raymond Wong ??? (@raywongy) October 6, 2016
The first of these will cost $499 AMD-powered PC from CyberPowerPC. It is not clear when it will be released, but the company said it will in the near future. Previously, the minimum price of VR-ready computer closer to $800, with many of the cost is much more than that.
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Shift in the hardware requirements for the equipment made possible by something called Asynchronous Spacewarp, which helps reduce dropped frames so that the game can stay at 90 frames per second even on computers that are not very powerful.
Oculus's "asynchronous spacewarp" fills in missing frames to keep an app at 90fps, which will especially help with lower-end PCs. pic.twitter.com/7Dp3PfNjY2
— Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) October 6, 2016
In addition, Iribe said that there has a VR-ready notebooks from four different manufacturers: Asus, Lenovo, AORUS and Gigabyte. CEO predicts this list will grow to include “hundreds” of laptops in the next few years.