Dell Inc., the American computer technology company that develops, supports, repairs, and sells computers and related services and products, will be creating their new Precision desktops with added power in order to provide their users with PC configurations that allow for a wide range of virtual reality content. Dell’s Precision desktops will feature a high-end graphics card as well as Intel’s latest Xeon E5-2600 v4 chips, which have up to 22 cores.
These computers will be capable of running and operating even the most demanding applications and games. It would be difficult to fit any more cutting-edge technology or horsepower into a desktop. Dell’s Precision Tower 5810, 7810, as well as the 7910 desktops will all support up to 1 TB of DDR4 memory and 4 TB of SSD storage. The new Precision family will also feature a new Rack 7910 desktop, which resembles a rack server. With so much computing power, the desktops are prone to generating a good amount of heat, which can be resolved with liquid cooling.
Virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift, have already shipped to their customers despite the fact that there currently seems to be a lack of content. There appears to be a demand for more powerful desktop computers with the capabilities of creating stereoscopic films for the virtual reality headsets. Although the virtual reality headsets will not ship with the computers, content for the Oculus Rift as well as HTCs Vive can be created on Dell’s Precision desktops.
“The desktops are certified as "VR ready," meaning they meet the hardware criteria to create and edit VR content,” states the Computer World website. “As part of the certification, desktops need a minimum of a quad-core chip running at 2.5GHz to create content for Oculus Rift, and a quad-core chip running at 1.6GHz for HTC Vive.”