Virtual reality’s going to be one of the major tech trends in 2016, so Nvidia's decided to make things a little easier for consumers looking to invest in new, future-proof gaming machines or graphics card. The company's GeForce GTX VR Ready program sounds really fancy, but essentially involves slapping a special badge on virtual reality-capable products to make them easier to spot.
Nvidia says this will allow consumers to instantly identify VR-capable PCs, laptops and add-in cards. As VR games are a lot more demanding than their traditional 3D counterparts, Nvidia has also drawn up a list of minimum system requirements for VR gaming. Assuming you've already ticked off a GeForce GTX 970 GPU or above, or a GTX 980 GPU, here's what else you need to look out for:
- A head-mounted display
- A PC with USB 3.0 support
- An Intel Core i5- 4590 equivalent or greater CPU
- 8GB+ of RAM
- 2x USB 3.0 ports and HDMI 1.3
- Windows 7 or newer