Step Closer to VR with the Radeon™ RX 480 Powered HP/HTC VIVE Bundle

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It’s no secret that we believe in VR for everyone, which is why we’re thrilled to show you a new HP PC + HTC VIVE bundle that’s landing exclusively at Vive.com this month. It’s not only designed for a Radeon™ VR Ready Premium1 experience, it’s also designed to save you money and get your virtual reality world up and running in a flash.

Enter the HP Envy 750 into the ecosystem of affordable systems powered by the Radeon™ RX 480 GPU. It features a sleek brushed aluminum Envy chassis, our Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card, 8GB of DDR4 memory, an Intel Core i5 CPU, a 1TB hard drive for deep storage, and even a 128GB SSD for a lightning fast Windows® 10 operating system. The Envy 750 also boasts 8 total USB ports (four of them USB 3.0) for any extra peripherals in your arsenal, as well as a free keyboard and mouse.

 

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This new bundle includes the HTC Vive system, which offers up hundreds of magical room-scale VR experiences and even allows you to play your existing Steam games on massive virtual screens. It’s also perfect for your living room; if you don’t have a PC monitor, simply hook it up to your existing TV!

“The Vive Ready HP Computer bundle provides a simple and affordable way for people to get their hands on Vive, without compromising on a truly immersive VR experience. We’re committed to making advanced room-scale technology accessible to as many people as possible, and our new bundle together with HP makes it easier than ever before to get started in VR,” said Dan O’Brien, VP of Virtual Reality at HTC.

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The complete package is priced at only $1499. You’ll even get 5 VR experiences at no additional charge: Valve’s The Lab, theBlu: Encounter by Wevr, Zombie Training Simulator, Google’s Tilt Brush, and The Gallery — Episode 1: Call of the Starseed.. HTC and HP even toss in a USB drive with hardware setup instructions, the Vive software, and the latest required drivers to make it easy to jump in2.

You can’t get your hands on the bundle just yet, but you can sign up on the Vive website for the alert when it becomes available. We’d like to personally thank HTC and HP for pricing such attractive hardware so aggressively, and reinforcing our philosophy of VR for everyone.

Need more news on Radeon™ products? Follow @AMDRadeon on Twitter for upcoming news. If you want to find out more about HP Envy, read more on Vive’s website for further specs and details on the PC.

Jason Evangelho is Sr. Technical Marketing Specialist for the Radeon Technology Group at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites, and references to third party trademarks, are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.

  1. Radeon VR Ready Premium Products are select Radeon GPUs that meet or exceed the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive recommended specifications for video cards/GPUs. Other hardware (including CPU) and system requirements recommended by Oculus Rift or HTC Vive should also be met in order to operate the applicable HMDs as intended. As VR technology, HMDs and other VR hardware and software evolve and/or become available, these criteria may change without notice.
  2. See HTC website for price.

2 thoughts on “Step Closer to VR with the Radeon™ RX 480 Powered HP/HTC VIVE Bundle

  1. while it’s nice that AMD brings down the price barrier for VR systems it is irritating to say the least that AMDs LiquidVR features are somewhat nonexistent in currently available VR games. There is almost 0 talk about TrueAudio, AsyncShaders, AffinityMultiGPU and LatestDataLatch. Following HardOCP.com VR reviews the situation is rather that even a RX480 isn’t pulling the cake and you need two of those for SeriousSamVR at the moment. Asynchronous Space Warp doesn’t work on AMDs as of yet and the support for architectures prePolaris is up in the skies. How somebody can advertize an RX470 for VR capable then is really odd. As long as AMD doesn’t have the game developers support across the board for optimizing for GCN architectures and LiquidVR customers of such midrange cards will be disappointed….So where is the software making an RX470 an ok VR experience… do we have to wait for postCrimson drivers end of the year?

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