Intel has been a little roughed up lately, but that obviously hasn't dampened the founder's enthusiasm. He has just announced a VR Ready PC capable of being held in the palm of the hand.
Very compact, this new computer indeed offers dimensions comparable to those of our TV decoders without sacrificing the technical part.
Intel did not do things by halves, and this tiny machine is entitled to the very best of the day.
Intel: virtual reality in the palm of your hand
In all, two models were thus presented, models designated by the references NUC8i7HVK and NUC8i7HNK.
The first is powered by an Intel Core I7 paired with an AMD RX Vega M and it is supposed to offer performance close to that of the GeForce GTX 1060 from Nvidia. The computer will therefore be quite capable of running the experiences in virtual reality and it will also be able to do the same with the least greedy titles.
The second configuration is a little less powerful and it will integrate an Intel Core i5 or an Intel Core i7 coupled to an AMD RX Vega GL, a chip whose performance is close to that of the GTX 1050.
Despite the difference in power, this machine should also be able to run the applications of the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.
Two configurations for the price of one
The two machines are of course equipped with the same chassis and the same connections. Intel has done it right here again and we find Thunderbolt 3 ports, USB Type-C ports, HDMI outputs, DisplayPort outputs and several USB 3.1 ports with a Gigabit Ethernet connector just to get it right.
For the moment, the founder has not given any information on the sale price or on the availability date of these new machines.
On the other hand, it is important to specify that these two machines will be delivered without RAM and without storage medium. They are therefore not aimed at the general public.