The biggest hurdle VR (Virtual Reality) technology faces in this generation is the price point for any entry level consumer, and that it costs about $1000 to get a VR-Ready setup and experience the next gen technology, but, consumer friendly folks at CyberPower PC, Oculus, AMD deliver VR-Ready Gaming PC at a price point of $499.
Both AMD and NVIDIA in year 2016 increased the performance of their cards with reciprocal effect on the cost. In a similar pattern, Oculus created Asynchronous Spacewarp to allow a lower spec PC to run VR. However, a recent collaboration of three hardware giants: CyberPower PC, Oculus and AMD deliver a VR-ready gaming PC. Plus, it comes at $499 only.
Regarding Oculus Rift and the collaboration with CyberPower PC and AMD, Co-founder Oculus Rift Nate Mitchell says:
Less than a year after launching the Oculus Ready program, we’re thrilled to see that the all-in price for jumping into the highest-quality VR experience continues to drop by hundreds of dollars. Thanks to the efforts of hardware companies like CyberPowerPC and AMD, more people will have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing games and experiences coming to Rift this year
The machine better known as CyberPower PC Game Ultra VR GUAVR3000B1 includes a quad-core AMD FX 4350 processor. It has AMD Radeon RX 470 graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 memory. It has 8GB DDR3 system memory with 1TB hard drive capacity. However, all-in-one bundle is available to buy that consists of PC and Oculus Rift. This drops the price from $1,249.98 to final cost at $1,099.98. You can save $150 and that is huge.
Furthermore, regarding the bundle, CEO Eric Cheung says:
This bundle will be the first complete AMD Oculus-ready gaming PC that provides the full experience of VR gaming at an affordable price
The VR-Ready Gaming PC is currently the only bundle out for VR experience. The Game Ultra VR bundle is available for purchase at BestBuy.com and will come to Amazon.com soon.