Gamescom has only just started and some exciting news has already come of it. A few days ago it was reported that NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics cards are being used in virtual reality (VR) ready laptops. NVIDIA has been showcasing some of these laptops, and XMG took the opportunity to showcase its own VR ready backpack PC.
During NVIDIA’s showcasing of the previously announced laptops, XMG was also present and had news of its own to share. Franz Postulka, PR Manager of XMG, told VRFocus that the VR backpack PC “should launch over the next month or so”. What makes this backpack PC special is not only its portability and ability to run VR, but also the fact that its batteries are “hot swappable”, meaning one of the 5800mAh batteries can run the pack while the other is out and being charged. Both of the batteries give 1.5 hours of usage, totalling in 3 hours back-to-back life.
If there was any question as to whether or not these laptops would be able to run VR, then NVIDIA has set up living proof that it very well can. As pictured above, the laptops that had the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, the card with the lowest specs, are running Paranormal Activity; the laptop with the GeForce GTX 1070 was running NVIDIA VR Funhouse; and the ones with the GeForce GTX 1080 card was demoing Raw Data. All of these demos were playable with the HTC Vive, so there was no hiding their capability
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