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Oculus unveils AMD-powered VR-capable $500 PCs, debuts ‘asynchronous spacewarp’ tech

Question asked by kingfish on Oct 22, 2016

At its Oculus Connect event today, Oculus announced a new set of $500 systems designed for fast, smooth VR at a much lower price point. When the Oculus Rift launched this year, Oculus’ official minimum recommendation was an 900 system running a GTX 970. Today, the company described a new technology it’s invented, asynchronous spacewarp, that allowed it to bring VR to much more affordable computers without compromising the user experience. This is also the first time we’ve seen Oculus partner up with AMD and CyberPower to launch a new VR system configuration; the first round of recommended systems for VR used Nvidia GPUs

Sources we’ve spoken to confirmed the GPU inside the new CyberPower PC is an RX 470. That GPU is somewhat less powerful than the GTX 970 Oculus formerly recommended as a minimum standard for VR, but that’s where asynchronous spacewarp comes in. Details on the new technology are a bit scarce, but here’s what we know so far.

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