These days video card, game controller, monitor are not enough for PC Gaming. Here is an article on gaming computer peripherals for virtual reality. In the past, we have published many small and big articles on computer gaming hardwares as well as articles on gaming consoles. As virtual reality and augmented reality becoming more common in any type of computer or console based gaming to other things, possibly many readers would love to read around some useful article on gaming computer peripherals for virtual reality and their approximate pricing. In the latest test builds of Windows, Microsoft including “Windows Holographic First Run” application which tests a machine to ensure that is compatible. That is good to know for anyone interested around virtual reality. Microsoft has interest for the sake of manufacturing selling their own hardware. It is not only PC, the new MacBook Pro do support external GPU making it a gaming option with enough good normal display but Mac is not really a practical option for cost at least on September 2017. Cost of Mac based setup is well guessed to be double or triple and more importantly with least software support. Unfortunately, it is about Microsoft Windows as Operating System, at least for now.
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Hardware Requirement For Gaming Computer Peripherals For Virtual Reality
There is an agreeable practical minimum requirement for supporting devices like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, which is as specification is quite higher :
- Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350
- Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480
- RAM: 8GB
- Video output: HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2
- USB: Three USB 2.0
- OS: As per need. Windows 7 or newer
As we can see, the need of RAM in gaming actually coming towards a stable value in this decade unlike previous decade. In 2000 to 2010, the the need of RAM frequently used to change faster. 16GB is actually good amount of RAM now. If we compare with the servers, common server models these days have a minimum of 32GB RAM. Please note that the support for rendering virtual reality games with multiple graphical processing units is currently mostly under development. Obviously, using multiple GPUs will be the best way to achieve high frame rates and high graphical quality in virtual reality games.
Of course the motherboard, cooling, keyboard to PSU should be for gaming.
It is obvious that a game seat like we talked about before will complete a setup like that of Need For Speed like racing games on computers.
Hardwares For Gaming Computer Peripherals For Virtual Reality
In this article, we are really talking about the displays as other controllers are included by the manufacturers. At this moment, more hardware is lesser. You are likely to face information around Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets on various websites as these are common hardware for the most of the PC gamers. It is obvious to be curious to know about the pricing and packaging. To understand the basic technological matter, you can look at website of Geforce :
If you are confused, in the above paragraph, we are talked about the head mounted display unit what Geforce has shown on the above URL as component. If you are wondering why these headsets cost so higher – these are for room-scale virtual reality with integrated displays, sensors. Virtual reality headsets for smartphones which are cheap (cheap can mean $200) has no integrated displays, but those units are essentially enclosures in which a smartphone can be inserted. Funny way to make many human fool. rom point of pricing, these are not really hugely costly if you take those odd price of “virtual reality headsets for smartphones” enclosures as $200. $600 to $800 would obvious price for so many real hardwares. Virtual reality headsets for smartphones are solid rip off in most cases.
HTC Vive is one virtual reality headset with integrated display featuring an OLED display with a 2160 x 1200 resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. It has tracking with 32 headset sensors, a 360-degree motion tracking, a 110-degree field of view. These headsets are more like external displays; they’re powered and driven by a desktop PC.. HTC VIVE virtual reality system has own controllers.
Virtual Reality is already mature industry which has not many hardwares. How that possible? Peoples are buying Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets only for playing virtual reality games? Nope. Few are developers. We are actually not counting casino and cyber sex as games! We are deliberately not providing information around those casino on virtual reality and cyber sex on virtual reality as that is not our target. We are talking about the hardwares.
Virtual reality is expensive because the displays are quite precise and not really just easy technology. You can expect hardly $100 price drop in future of similar devices. Only at the same price, specifications will increase. The virtual reality headsets cost anything between $599 to $799. As discussed above, PC required to run them starts at $1000 and sharply go up from there. Adding a game seat with simulator and hardware control devices will make it just higher. Total budget of such hardware will simply becomes over $3000 as minimum cost. As like anything on this earth, adding the peripherals and a good monitor for other use easily adds $3000 more to make the total cost of a high end setup towards $5000 or more. If you are unused with these pricing, it is obviously normal to feel a virtual electrocution like feel and think how many peoples can easily buy these hardwares and post photographs on social networks. That higher pricing and lack of wider operating system support are the reasons behind buying the PlayStation 4 combined with PlayStation VR. PlayStation is ONLY for gaming. Again, PlayStation is only for kid like gaming. Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are for all types of “gamings”. A good number is selling for those “gaming”.
We are a technology website. We possibly should avoid talking about online practices which society of these days becoming easy with. We pointed towards that adult part on previous paragraph. Need of money for entertainment is increasing. Once betting on horse was legal in the countries like New Zealand but betting on horse was illegal. These days, it is common to see websites like online casinos (we provided link to show you their offerings to get a practical idea). That is not read for virtual reality but the devices can give such browsing feel. Obviously the immersive world is attracting more. Online casino is far sober than many cyber activities which yields money or demands investing money or are just free “friendly matter”. These days, paid cyber adult indecent chats has various names and worldwide a class is ready to pay money for such services. Of course, we are not pushing the readers to play online casino or paid cyber adult indecent chats to manage money or get more fun. We are said about what society is doing and some practical matters. If you try to know about the sell of the gaming computer peripherals for virtual reality, that will be no lesser. The total system is becoming vicious cycle – make money and also get fun. Of course, you probably need to run surveillance on the activities of your spouse and specially a child.
Gaming Computer Peripherals For Virtual RealityBy Abhishek Ghosh From The Customize Windows1