With VR’s consumer launch imminent, PC makers are rushing to provide certifications that help users grasp that particular hardware will deliver a solid VR experience.
First up: Nvidia rolled out a “GeForce GTX VR Ready” certification badge that will adorn video cards and gaming PCs that pass muster for virtual reality gaming. That means the hardware inside will rock at least a GTX 970, which is the Oculus Rift’s minimum recommended graphics card for VR. MSI, Asus, HP, Falcon Northwest, Alienware, Zotac, EVGA, Maingear, and a slew of retailers have already pledged support for the certification.
AMD-powered hardware, of course, won’t be eligible for the GeForce GTX VR Ready program.