To be clear, the Raven Ridge processors fall far short of the necessary performance threshold for the Oculus Rift and the HTC Five platforms. By contrast, Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality “Ultra” specification calls for GPUs from a tier lower, such as Nvidia’s GTX 1050 or AMD’s RX 460 cards.
The low spec option doesn’t support many games, but it does offer an immersive productivity environment, and that’s the experience we’re after--at least for starters. Microsoft doesn’t yet officially support AMD’s Ry zen processors with Vega graphics for mixed reality.
So the Windows MR headsets operate at a lower 60Hz refresh rate when powered by Intel's integrated graphics. In this guide we’ll help you to check whether your computer is powerful enough to run applications on any high-end headsets, or whether you need an upgrade to any of its components.
There are three main components that determine whether a computer is VR -ready: processor (CPU), graphic video card (GPU), and random access memory (RAM). The demands on GPU are particularly high because it has to render two displays to create VR experience, one for each of your eyes.
Add to that a much higher render resolution for VR apps, and you’ll get the idea why an average graphic processor may not be enough. Cheaper GPU might handle VR apps, but the lower FPS may cause nausea.
HTC Five & Oculus Rift S minimum GPU requirement: Nvidia GTX 970 or greater. Valve Index headset minimum GPU requirement: GTX 1070 or greater.
Instead of relying on writing performance statistic, use a software test to determine whether your system is powerful enough. The tool will automatically measure your system’s rendering powers using a 2-minute VR demo.
With this tool you can easily determine whether your PC is capable of running VR smoothly at 90 FPS or whether any upgrades are necessary to your GPU, CPU, or both. Steamer Performance Test will identify your hardware and return a score based graph.
Recommended computer specs for Valve Index: Processor: Quad Core+ Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or better USB Ports: Available USB 3.0 or never Port required for Headset Pass-Through Camera Recommended computer specs for HTC Five Pro and HTC Five Pro Eye: Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/Squadron P5000 or above, or AMD Radon Vega 56 or above.
Recommended computer specs for WIMAX 8K & 8K Plus: Processor: Intel i5-9400 or better Graphics Card: NVIDIA RTX 2060+ (Upscale mode) and NVIDIA RTX 2080+ (Native mode) Operating System: Windows 10 Memory: 8 GB RAM or more USB Ports: USB 3.0 Video Output: DisplayPort 1.2 or newer Even 2017 macro models with their powerful GPU setup can easily run apps.
Pay special attention to Asus Ry zen chips since they are efficient and affordable. When you have two monitors, you can significantly increase your speed of development and reduce the number of useless routine operations.
Instead of switching between different tabs in your browser or applications you can have the important information for your work on one monitor and your IDE / code / project on the other. Examples: follow the class instructions and work at the same time, open a library of examples on one monitor and test it on the other, edit Unity assets in one monitor and test or work on your project in another.
You can participate in our XR development course with only a PC or a laptop, and test your applications using Unity visual editor. Read our setup guides to prepare your Unity project for VR development.
At the end of each test, you'll see whether your PC is VR ready, and if not, how far it falls short. All this talk about video cards is overlooking how important CPUs are to achieving high fps.
Considering the price of the 3600x CPU is low and intel was charging premium price for equivalent performance I think the average consumer has sub par CPUs for a greater proportion of potential VR buyers. Conclusion: the video card industry bandwagon is gun ho to get a high end video card in everyone's hands but this goes limp from a weak CPU and ram IMHO.
Even though this laptop has the Oculus Ready sticker on it saying that it's plug, calibrate, and play, it all depends on the graphic card installed. After unsuccessfully trying for 24 hours to hook up the Rift and this Acer laptop, I am waiting for Geek Squad to take a look at it and tell me that they messed up.
This was supposed to be my wife's birthday present, and she has waited patiently for Best Buy to get their act together. After launching the high-end Ry zen 7 line of PC CPUs in March to somewhat mixed reviews, Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) is now taking a crack at the mainstream portion of the market.
Priced between $169 and $249, Ryzen5 offers more cores and threads than Intel's comparable chips. The 1600X is essentially the Ry zen 1800X with two cores and $150 lopped off, making it a good budget option for those who use applications that can take advantage of that many threads.
The 1600 also has six cores and 12 threads, but it comes with a lower clock speed and a $219 price tag. The 1500X and 1400 both come with four cores and eight threads priced at $189 and $169, respectively, with the 1400 having a lower clock speed and half as much L3 cache as the rest of the Ryzen5 lineup.
All the Ryzen5 chips have a major advantage when it comes to multi threaded performance due to this discrepancy -- the same story that played out with Ry zen 7. The i5-7600 is 16.7% faster at opening a PDF document than the 1600X, according to Anand tech's review, a difference that will be noticeable to users.
Anand tech's test of Rise of the Tomb Raider has the 1600X with a 28% lower frame rate at a 1080p resolution. Applications like compressing files, encoding video, and 3D rendering all benefit greatly from a higher core count.
The cheaper Intel chips outperform the 1600X in quite a few games, although they get beat in some CPU-intensive titles. AMD's pricing isn't very disruptive, especially considering that Ryzen5 is at a disadvantage when it comes to everyday tasks that benefit from better single-threaded performance.
The 1600X is certainly a viable alternative to Intel's chips, but it comes with a lot of trade-offs and a higher price. If AMD's goal is to win back considerable market share from Intel, it will likely need to do better than this.
Ry zen is here, and it is giving Intel's Core series a run for its money, except in 1080p gaming in some instances (for now). AMD has said on multiple occasions that gaming performance will improve in time as developers start leveraging Ryzen's architecture and features.
Some following information comes straight from the good folks at AMD, while other tidbits are based on our experience with the Ry zen platform thus far. With AMD working with developers and hardware partners to make sure Ry zen shines, it stands to reason that there will be important UEFI ROM and microcode updates on a regular basis.
Even if you're running the latest firmware, check back every so often to make sure you're not missing out on an important update. If you're shooting for a higher overclock, AMD suggests users should aim for 3200 or 3500 MT/s.
If an overclock is unstable, some motherboards will dial memory settings back as it chases a stable boot. We have seen memory speeds as high as 3400MHz on Ry zen, but this is an area that’s still actively being optimized, so maximum memory speeds and compatibility from board to board will be in flux for a while until the kinks are worked out.
Not only is this power plan geared towards performance over power savings, but there are two specific reasons AMD recommends this for Ry zen : Core Parking OFF: Idle CPU cores are instantaneously available for thread scheduling. In contrast, the Balanced plan aggressively places idle CPU cores into low power states.
AMD says it will provide an update for Ry zen processors by the first week of April that optimizes the power policies of the Balanced plan. The neat thing about overclocking, when it works, is that it gives you a free performance boost.
That means it will take some time for the industry to catch up with and the technology to mature. These tips aren't going to drastically change things, but they will make sure you're on solid footing as Ry zen becomes more potent.