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AMD-Powered CyberPowerPC VR-Ready PC Now Out for $499

By | Jan 11, 2017 10:14 AM EST
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Rumors started to surface claiming that AMD has started shipping revised versions of its graphics cards based on the Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 architecture.(Photo : YouTube Screenshot)

CyberPowerPC, as part of its partnership with chipmaker AMD, recently unveiled a couple of entry-level pre-built computers that are VR-ready. The base model costs $499, and bundling it with an Oculus Rift will cost $1,100.

In a statement posted on its official blog, AMD wrote, "Today AMD, Oculus, and CyberPowerPC are delivering on the promise made at Oculus Connect 3 with the immediate availability of the Gamer Ultra VR Desktop PC."

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While some in the gaming community are expecting that the new rig from CyberPowerPC and AMD will feature the latter's next-generation processors, it did not. Dubbed as the Gamer Ultra VR, the rig packs an AMD FX 4350 quad-core processor clocked at 4.2GHz partnered with a Radeon RX 470 graphics card. It also includes an 8GB DDR3 memory, DVD burner, 1TB hard drive at 7200 RPM, and gaming peripherals like a mouse and keyboard, according to Tech Crunch.

The CPU case looks like it is made from plastic. According to PC Gamer, it is currently available at Best Buy, and based on the listing, it includes three USB 3.0 ports and seven USB 2.0 ports. Since the rig is marketed as VR-ready, it is widely assumed that it has an HDMI port.

The system is not exactly a high-end rig, but it does meet the minimum specs required to render virtual reality contents from an Oculus Rift. Oculus lowered the hardware requirement for the Rift on account of the new technology called Asynchronous Spacewarp.

It is important to note that the $499 price tag requires customers to purchase the Oculus Rift at the same time. The rig and Oculus Rift will together cost $1,100.

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