AMD’s VR-ready CyberPowerPC gaming PC comes with Oculus Rift for $499
Virtual reality gaming rigs are increasing in numbers. The technology is reasonably expensive at the moment with desktops costing upwards of $1,000. AMD is slated to change that cost phenomenon, and for this has introduced CyberPowerPC – an Oculus Rift headset ready Gamer Ultra VR desktop that is priced at $499.99. There’s a catch here – the desktop will sell for sub $500 tag in a bundle with an Oculus Rift headset, which alone costs at $599.99. The total cost of the system would therefore be $1099.98.
Despite the $1,100 tag, the bundle would still be more economical for you in comparison to an Oculus Rift plus a compatible desktop otherwise. If you choose to buy the standalone desktop i.e. without the Oculus Rift, the CyberPowerPC will then cost $649.99.
For the innards, the vibrantly colored AMD Gamer Ultra VR desktop features an AMD quad-core FX-4350 CPU and an RX 470 graphics processor from Radeon. The desktop packs in 8 gigabytes of RAM and has a terabyte hard drive. There are three USB ports on the system, which include a pair of 2.0 USB ports and an HDMI slot.
PCs for other VR headset such as the HTC Vive still remain pretty expensive because of higher hardware specifications required for compatibility. A Vive-certified PC for instance requires a minimum of include AMD’s FX-8350 processor and Radeon RX 480 graphics processor. Oculus Rift on the other hand has managed to tweak their key technologies to work with lesser CPU and GPU requirements, thus keeping the cost of compatible PCs comparatively lower.
AMD CyberPowerPC Gamer Ultra VR desktop is available for purchase over Best Buy and Amazon.