NVIDIA Makes VR Affordable With GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Posted: Jun 1 2015, 12:55am CDT | by , in Technology News


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NVIDIA makes VR Affordable with GeForce GTX 980 Ti

NVIDIA introduce a new high-performance card with at an affordable price point with Virtual Reality rigs in mind like Oculus Rift.

NVIDIA embraces the Virtual Reality push into the consumer market. Today the company announced the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. The new GTX 980 Ti is up to 3X faster when compared to a GTX 680.

It features 6GB of memory and enough CUDA cores to drive games at 4K. That makes it great for 4K gaming, and great for future games, too. The GTX 980 Ti also features support for Microsoft’s next-generation DirectX 12 graphics application programming interface.

Along with the new GTX 980 Ti, NVIDIA introduces GameWorks VR, a new software development kit for virtual reality solutions makers like Oculus VR. GameWorks VR includes multi-res shading (MRS), a new rendering technique for VR. With NVIDIA MRS, each part of an image is rendered at a resolution that better matches the pixel density of the final displayed VR image. This technology uses the multi-projection architecture of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPU to render multiple viewports in a single pass. The result: substantial performance improvements for VR games.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti has a MSRP of $649.99 and will ship this month. This is not a bargain GPU, but its a lot cheaper than NVIDIA's flagship Titan X card selling for around $1,000.

Last month Oculus VR announced the recommended specifications for the Oculus Rift VR system. With the new GTX 980 Ti consumers are well prepared for Oculus Rift over the recommended GTX 970. NVIDIA said that it is easy feat to drive stereo gaming on a high-resolution 2160×1200 display at 90Hz, with near-zero tolerance for latency or stutter. That's where GameWorks VR comes in, but we assume early adopters of Ocolus Rift should consider to go for the new TGX 980 Ti to have some extra power.

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