CNET Recommends ORIGIN PC for VR Gaming
March 29, 2016 | By brian
Have you tried the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset yet? The much anticipated device was released yesterday to a slew of reviews praising its innovative and immersive technology. Most reviews you read will also make it a note of mentioning its steep system requirements. To properly run the Oculus Rift software—or other headsets like the HTC Vive for that matter—you’re going to need a PC with at least a recent Intel i5 or i7 processor and at least an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290 desktop graphics card.
American media website CNET published a guide last week discussing VR-ready gaming PCs, and among its list were the CHRONOS and the EON17-SLX Extreme Gaming Laptop. In the case of the CHRONOS, CNET mentions the small size compared to “big tower models” and the overclocked performance boost. As for the EON17-SLX, CNET singles out its status as “one of the only laptops that can run VR hardware”.
The CHRONOS and EON17-SLX can be customized with up to 32GB and 64GB of RAM, respectively. The CHRONOS supports a single 12GB NVIDIA GTX Titan X GPU while the EON17-SLX supports a VR ready 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 desktop GPU with G-SYNC.
To read CNET’s complete guide to VR-ready gaming PCs, visit the following link: http://www.cnet.com/news/vr-ready-gaming-pcs-a-complete-guide/.
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