Virtual Reality

Nvidia virtual reality

Nvidia virtual reality

Get VR Ready with GeForce GTX.
GeForce GTX graphics cards provide a powerful next-generation platform for the ultimate immersive virtual reality experience. PC's and cards marked with "GeForce GTX VR Ready" ensure that your VR games will be optimised with a best-in-class GPU.

Immersive VR requires seven times the graphics processing power of traditional 3D apps and games. NVIDIA's unique set of features - such as multi-res shading - mean you get the right level of performance, image quality and latency to ensure your VR experience is nothing short of amazing.

Virtual Reality (VR) is poised to change the way we play and experience games by placing us in the games, directly in the action, with a full 3D world all around us. As your head moves your view changes, and as you use special VR controllers in compatible games your avatar reaches out and naturally uses their hands to interact with objects. It sounds like a gimmick, but once you've experienced the unprecedented immersion and realism that VR delivers you'll get it, and you'll instantly want your very own VR headset.

For VR to deliver that immersive experience a considerable amount of GPU processing power is required. As an example, the Oculus Rift will run at 2160x1200 resolution in each of the two 'screens', at 90 frames per second, which is a little over three times as demanding as a 1920x1080 monitor running at 30 frames per second. If a consistent 90 frames per second isn't achieved the game will stutter and input lag will occur, ruining the experience, straining eyes, and potentially causing headaches.

To this end, NVIDIA has been working to increase performance and improve the VR experience.

vr system requirements

Desktop / What you need:

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or higher, or GTX 1060 or higher
CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 equivalent or greater
Memory / RAM: 8GB
Video Output: 1 x HDMI 1.3
Ports: 3 x USB 3.0
OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit) or higher
Driver: GeForce 359 or newer

Notebook / What you need:

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980* or GTX 1060 or higher
CPU: Intel Core i7 6700HQ or greater
Memory / RAM: 8GB
Video Output: 1x HDMI 1.3
Ports: 3 x USB 3.0
OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit) or higher
Driver: GeForce 359 or newer

* GeForce 970M and 980M do not meet the minimum system requirements.

VR Ready Programme

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX VR Ready program designates virtual reality ready PCs, Notebooks and Graphics Cards from leading add-in-card and PC systems that are configured to deliver an optimal VR experience. Look out for the NVIDIA VR Ready logo to ensure that your VR games will be optimised to run smoothly and give you an amazing VR experience.

VR Ready Graphics Cards

GeForce GTX GPU's that meet the performance requirements of VR Ready include GeForce GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 980 Ti, TITAN X, GTX 1060, GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. NVIDIA partners that meet these standards display a "GeForce GTX VR Ready" badge on their graphics cards.

The combination of GeForce GTX GPUs and NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers, along with NVIDIA GameWorks VR and DesignWorks VR technologies, deliver the fast performance and low latency required for an amazing virtual reality experience.

VR Ready DESKTOPS

VR Ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX-powered PC's are what they say they are - VR Ready. In most cases they not only meet the minimum specifications but exceed them to deliver an amazing virtual reality experience. PC desktop systems that meet these standards display a "GeForce GTX VR Ready" badge.

VR Ready Notebooks

VR Ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX-powered notebooks are portable VR systems. In most cases they not only meet the minimum specifications but exceed them to deliver an amazing virtual reality experience. Connect up a VR head mounted display to your notebook and experience VR immersion with great portability.

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