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AMD behind yet another VR headset

by on16 March 2016

Unannounced headset to bring 4K per-eye display

During the announcement of the Radeon Pro Duo at the Capsaicin event at GDC 2016, Roy Taylor from AMD actually teased yet another VR headset which will offer 4K-per-eye screen.

While we certainly missed it, Mark Walton from Ars Technica UK did not, and according to Roy Taylor, AMD Corporate Vice President of Alliances, saying that the company is working with a headset manufacturer on yet to be announced VR headset with 4K-per-eye resolution.

The headset apparently exists and its "quite, quite beautiful", according to Roy Taylor. He also added that the roadmap to go into higher resolutions will happen more quickly than it is probably expected.

During the Capsaicin event at GDC 2016, AMD unveiled the Sulon Q headset, a tether-free VR/AR headset based on AMD's quad-core FX-8800P CPU and Radeon R7 GPU. The Sulon Q headset is based on a 2560x1440p OLED screen which means it will provide 720p per-eye, so obviously that is not the headset that Roy has been talking about.

Currently, both the Oculus Rift and the HTV Vive have the same OLED screen with 2160x1200 resolution.

Unfortunately, both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have pretty high system requirements so pushing 3,840x2,160 resolution per-eye will require a very powerful hardware, and we are not sure that even Radeon Pro Duo would be enough,

Hopefully we will hear more soon as it certainly piqued our interest.

Last modified on 16 March 2016
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