For those who want to get into virtual reality but lack the hardware, HTC is offering a nice deal on the Vive VR system and a graphics card. Right now for $800 at Vive.com, you can get the HTC Vive base system, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card, and a pre-order of Fallout 4 VR.
Overall this is a great deal. The Vive is normally $600; at today’s prices, the 1070 goes for about $400; and Fallout 4 VR is currently $60. All told, HTC’s deal gives you a discount around $260. Not bad for a beginner’s dip into the world of virtual reality.
The GTX 1070 graphics card features 1920 CUDA cores, 120 texture units, 8GB GDDR5 RAM, and a 1,506Mhz core clock. The Vive, meanwhile, comes with the headset, two wireless controllers, and two base stations. Fallout 4 VR rolls out in December. HTC announced earlier in October that Vive buyers would get a free copy of the VR-ified version of Fallout 4.
There’s no specific end date on this deal. Instead, HTC says it will be available “while supplies last.”
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