PC Technologies to improve our VR experience

Manufacturers do not cease to design and implement new technologies for virtual reality, and today we will review and describe some of them.

Intel Wireless Gigabit (WiGig)

This wireless technology is designed so that the annoying cables, between helmet and PC, do not hinder our VR experience. Although a bit of speed can be lost, it minimizes the impact on video quality and latency.

WiGig operates on its own 60Hz frequency to avoid interference, and reaching 4.6 Gbps over short distances. For installation We will insert the adapter into the PCIe slot of the PC.

A device compatible with WiGig is the Live Wireless adapter that works very well in the HTC Live and live Pro. With This solution we will play wirelessly and up to three people in one room.

Live Wireless Adapter

Intel Real Sense

These devices provide the ability to view, understand and interact with your environment, thanks to their depth sensors.

Real Sense cameras are very easy to install and Proporcianan depth data indoors and outdoors. They Are therefore ideal for capturing 3D objects and scenes.

Intel Realsense Cameras

AMD LiquidVR

With LiquidVR AMD exploits to the maximum the capacities of CPU and GPU for virtual reality. In this way, AMD offers high resolution in real time, great sound quality and high frequencies of updating.

Some of the specific features we find are the following:

  • TrueAudio Next: Allows for really immersive audio.
  • Asynchronous Shaders: Increases performance and decreases latency.
  • Affinity Multi-GPU: Sending calls to the Direct3D API 11 or some more.
  • Latest Data Latch: Asynchronous update from CPU, reducing input or sensor latency.
  • Direct-to-Display: direct sending of the graphics to the helmets, bypassing the operating system.
  • GPU-to-GPU Resource copies: Copy of resources between CPUs controlling synchronization.

This technology offers support for HTC Vive, Oculus and WMR. Although, it is necessary to ensure the compatibildad with each specific model. Let’s Not forget that, for example, AMD Ryzen presented problems with HTC Vive and Vive Plus.

Radeon VR Ready Creator and Premium

Radeon products are created to provide development tools for designers and content creators VR. They adjust and exceed the specifications of both Oculus or WMR and HTC Lives.

Among Other components we find the GPU Radeon Pro WX, SSG, FirePro or Pro Duo, with which we will be able to configure our equipment for a great VR experience.

GPUs Radeon VR

 

Qualcomm VR

Qualcomm Technologies is betting on mobile virtual reality, focusing on visual quality, sound and simple interactions. It uses powerful Snapdragon XR1 processors with different VR features.

Some of Qualcomm’s most important products are Oculus Go or Allosky XR helmets. The latter are created for use in airplane travel, with 3D content, series, documentaries and films.

As We see there is a wide variety of virtual reality technologies designed to improve the experience of both designers and developers and users. We will Continue to be attentive to the development of the same and the new ones that are emerging.

 

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Miguel A. M.

virtualpinpan

Passionate about virtual reality, augmented and mixed.

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