According to Valve, 2016 will be a glorious year for very high performance PCs, which we refer as the “PC Master Race“, and all this will be due to the advent of virtual reality to the PC. As a result of this new technology, high-end PCs resurface their ashes stronger than ever, which is necessary to drive high frame rates that virtual reality required by the nature of its technology coupled with high resolution panels that demand more “muscle” to run demanding textures.
The PC Master Race Will Emerge Greater This Year, Hints Valve
Virtual reality promises to be the perfect excuse to buy both high performance equipment to invest in a new graphics card, both AMD and NVIDIA aim to launch new graphics cards with supported graphics drivers which are specially designed for the virtual reality, and for that both companies have relied on HBM2 memory to achieve bandwidth unprecedented in the industry will help further raise the bar for PC graphics compared to gaming consoles.
Right now, we can expect the Valve-backed HTC Vive to launch in April, with a huge breakthrough set to be announced at CES next week. The Oculus Rift on the other hand will have pre-orders launching soon, with a release date set for some time in Q1 2016.