AMD has announced a collaboration with Oculus VR and Dell to equip Oculus Ready PCs with AMD Radeon GPUs, starting at $999 USD. The PCs will be designed to deliver high-end gaming performance and enable virtual reality (VR) experiences for consumers straight out the box.
The collaboration will allow customers to delve into the world of VR gaming knowing that the PC will fully support the Oculus Rift. The starting price of $999 USD, means that if the Oculus Rift retails for the expected price of around $300 USD, then previous estimates of $1500 for the full experience will be correct. The only price still to be confirmed is for the head-mounted display (HMD)
“It’s an exciting time to be at the heart of all things Virtual Reality,” said Roy Taylor, corporate vice president, Alliances and Content, AMD in a statement. “I’m confident that with Dell and Alienware, we can enable a wide audience of PC users with extraordinary VR capabilities powered by AMD Radeon GPUs.”
Frank Azor, Co-founder and General Manager, Alienware also said: “For nearly 20 years Alienware has been a leader in performance and innovation for PC gaming; virtual reality is the next frontier and we plan to innovate and lead in the same way, with the same passion. Partnering with the performance of AMD graphics and the innovation of Oculus provides an incredible opportunity for Alienware to deliver something awesome for our users.”