These are the monsters that will help you leap into VR.
With new AR and VR technologies, companies have unique opportunities to expand and enhance their skills. One advantage is that they allow your customers to experience your products and services. In certain areas, such as industry, healthcare, defense, and utilities, virtual reality can be used advantageously for in-house training in a virtual 3D environment to minimize training costs and reduce possible risks and liability.
The benefits of virtual reality on the PC
Better graphics and a high processing speed compared to standalone VR systems. The pictures and CPUs allow creators to realize a truly immersive, high-definition virtual reality experience.
Newcomers to the field might like a cheaper route: standalone VR headsets. Because they have their processor, memory, and graphics processor, as well as their batteries, they don't need a computer for the VR experience. At the same time, they have immutable parameters and cannot be upgraded. There's still some debate about whether it's better to use a PC or standalone VR. Still, so far, many users confirm that space tracking on a VR headset with a PC is much more accurate compared to a standalone device, and that's without considering the issue of upgradability.
When using a PC for VR, you can upgrade as needed by adding RAM or improving the GPU. With the rapidly evolving industry, it's easy to get on the wrong train when working with portable VR and end up with old hardware or outdated technology.
So, let's look at a few PC options for VR.
1. HP Omen 30L.
This PC from HP has speedy components in a slim and sleek package with good design elements that enhance its aesthetic.
It has 16GB of RAM, a fast PCIe SSD, and a powerful 1TB hard drive, providing plenty of room for VR development and application creation. But there are other configurations available at retail. Its translucent tempered glass side panel lets you see these features while giving you easy access to the components without the need for tools.
2. Alienware Aurora R12 and R11.
From a design point of view, this series is noticeably different in that the company did not use the standard square box but chose a style reminiscent of a spaceship design. Alienware settled on an AMD Ryzen 11700F processor with liquid cooling and a heavy-duty Nvidia RTX3080 graphics card with 10GB of VRAM while increasing storage capacity (1TB SSD plus 2TB HDD) and RAM (64GB).
A USB-C port on the front and three USB-A ports make it easy to connect VR headsets without having to reach into the back like other computers.
3. Lenovo ThinkStation P620
This is a compact workstation with a flexible design that will keep you productive for years to come. Two USB-C connectors are on the front panel, to which you can connect a VR headset, and six USB-A connectors are located on its back. This marvel of technology has a hexadecimal AMD Ryzen PRO 3955WX processor, with 3.90 GHz, 512 GB of built-in system memory. Lenovo's online store offers four different bundles.
Many PCs, both those designed for gamers and those intended for graphics workstations, are quite capable of meeting VR requirements. All you need is a fast, latest-generation processor and the best graphics card on offer. In addition, you need to have enough ports to connect your VR headset and all motion sensors. Ultimately, the level of system requirements depends on your headset.