Question marks obviously surround its ability to create a decent VR experience when both framerate and pixel density increase to this particular enormous extent, the GTX 970 is so popular as long as it occupies an unique sweet spot for 1080p gamers.
We draw closer to a potentially seismic change in the personal computer gaming space -the arrival of Virtual Reality experiences, brought to life via the Oculus Rift and HTC’s Vive, as the days pass.
For many, one key question needs to be comprehensively addressed -whether their existing gaming PCs can handle the strenuous requirements of the VR experience. We asked him if the Oculus minimum spec can actually cut it. Iestyn Lloyd of Lloyd Digital has created a couple of VR demos and installations and wrote the VR Learn documentation for the enormously popular Unity engine. Elsewhere, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Remastered dropped to number two after three weeks in top spot.
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PopCap’s Plants against Zombies. Minecraft. We shouldn’t forget the importance of the CPU in forging a great VR experience, while quite a few the focus is on the graphics card. It all comes back to that 90fps target ‘framerate’. You see, consider the role of the CPU -it’s not simply about processing the game logic, it also prepares the draw calls for the graphics card. Basically, in our experience, there’s no linear scaling in regards to CPU speed or ‘ingame’ framerate. Nonetheless, assuming you usually game at 60fps, basic maths suggests that CPU utilisation will increase substantially to service a higher frame rate. Notice that will there be titles that move beyond this tier of hardware, Therefore if TX 970 and R9 290 are the base level.
Frontier’s announcement of a GTX 980 minimum spec is clearly a cause for concern. I would like to ask you something. Our question was pretty straightforward -to what extent is there ‘wiggle room’? Nothing will stop you trying out less capable hardware, frontier has defined minimum spec in consonance with the experience it wants to deliver. Indeed, there are an ideal place to start from Oculus, certainly bearing in mind the GPU spec, some say that less than one per cent of the gaming PCs out there can meet this specification. VR and the recommended spec of the computer to run it’s the fact that most gaming setups run on 1080p displays with variable ‘frame rates’.
Lloyd makes an interesting point -VR ‘ports’ can be limited to certain suitable titles and using existing nonVR games as a comparison point in regards to setting a recommended spec may not be a good method view the situation. When the time comes, at the moment, the lack of available software -and indeed hardware -means that any recommended setup is might be speculative at best, we’ll be putting together a comprehensive build list for Virtual Reality gaming. Chart Track’ data showed 47 per cent of sales of Ultimate Evil Edition were on PS32 per cent were on Xbox One. On top of that, whenever beating out the original Xbox 360 edition by 500 units, Xbox 360 and eight per cent were on PSThe PS4 version is the biggest Diablo 3 console launch, ChartTrack added.
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