The CyberPower Gaming PC has cooperated with the chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). The gaming PC now has an all-AMD feature which is responsible for the Oculus-ready specification of the PC. This gaming PC is called the Gamer Ultra Virtual Reality (VR). This is the first desktop PC by Oculus Rift that is ready for VR.
This gaming PC is worth only $499.99 if bought alongside the Oculus Rift headset. Otherwise, it is worth $649.99. The headset is worth $599.99, $100 more than the PC itself. If you get the bundle, you will spend $1,099.98 in total which is considered to be a good deal because of the $150 dollar discount. The CyberPower Gaming PC Gamer Ultra VR bundle is also available on Best Buy. The gaming PC alone is available on Amazon but for the higher price.
The CyberPower Gaming PC Gamer Ultra VR has decently lowered its minimum spec requirement. AMD components were used instead of the expensive Intel and Nvidia components. The gaming PC goes in a combination of red and black colors. It includes AMD’s quad-core 4.2GHz FX-4350 CPU and Radeon RX 470 GPU. It comes with a 8GB memory, a 1TB hard drive, three USB 3.0 ports, seven USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI slot.
Oculus’ developer Asynchronous SpaceWarp (ASW) makes the FX CPU and RX 470 GPU in the Gamer Ultra VR so that it can give a high-end VR experience even with cheaper materials. ASW creates “synthetic frames” that increase the frame rate for VR through analysis of previous frames, head movement and motion. It can even double the frame rate. They also predict linear motion than non-linear motion. In general, the “motion is smoothed and applications can run on lower performance hardware,” as per Oculus. ASW requires an Oculus Runtime 1.9 or later, Windows 8 or later and for this AMD specific PC, a driver 16.40.2311 or later.
The gaming PC is not yet ready for the HTC Vive VR headset because the latter requires more demanding minimum hardware specifications. These include AMD’s FX-8350 CPU. It must also be paired up with Radeon RX 480 GPU.