2016 is indeed the year for VR. Who hasn’t heard about Facebook’s Occulus, HTC Vibe or Google Cardboard? Companies who want to remain relevant are also trying to join the industry by producing apps or products that are related to VR. One of these companies is Dell, who is officially formalizing its commitment to virtual reality by revealing its set of new VR-ready solutions.
Like most of products that are coming out, the latest development from Dell show solutions which are optimized for professional VR consumption and creation. Users can expect the new workstations and hardware configurations to have CPU, memory and graphics requirements that support optimal VR viewing experience plus compatible graphics drivers, reports Vanguard.
Additionally, Digital Trends reports that the tech company has also announced that it has not only updated its Precision Tower 5810, 7810 and 7910 Workstations and its Rack 7910, but that it also outfitted these workstations with Intel Broadwell EP processors and the latest professional GPU from Nvidia and AMD.
Dell Precision has also added up to 1TB of DDR4 memory which is clocked at 2,400 MHz and also has the company’s ultra-speed PCle drives that apparently offers up to 40% faster performance than that of the traditional SATA-based SSD drives. The liquid cooling options are also expanded to make sure that the components cool and that it remains quiet.
Additionally, the tech firm also provides a recommended list of hardware that customers should consider. The tech manufacturer also offers several starter configurations that can be customized. For example Tower 5810 and 7810 comes with three options to choose from, while Tower 7910 has four options to choose from.
All of these VR-focused workstation upgrades and options come with Windows 7 Professional operating system. According to Dell, the upgraded Dell Precision Workstations will be available starting April 5, Tuesday.
Lastly, the company’s Executive Director Rahul Tikoo said that “Dell Precision has been delivering immersive computing experiences for a long time already. This includes 3D immersive caves, simulation and military apps; however, the new VR solution brings immersive visualisation to the masses by democratising the technology.”
“The implementations are endless and Precision aims to address the need for more rigor when professional creators demand the utmost in performance and reliability while building incredible VR content, Tikoo states.
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