Monday, February 27, 2017

Virtual Reality Comes to Professional Workstations for In VR Game Development from Psychsoftpc with the NVidia Quadro P5000


With the rush to Virtual Reality Ready Computers in full swing for some time now there was one thing missing, VR Ready Professional Workstations for Engineers, CAD, 3D Artists, Architects, Designers, Marketers and VR Content Creators. The just released NVidia Quadro P5000 available in Psychsoftpc Workstations now takes care of that in a big way.

The new Quadro P5000 delivers an astounding 8.9 Tflops.  The previous model M5000 delivered 4.3 Tflops. This is more than double the processing power of the king of the hill M5000 from just one year ago. And with 2560 cuda cores the P5000 gives you a performance boost of 2.6x over last year's M5000, while throughput has increased 65%. The P5000 comes with 16 GB of GDDR5X memory twice that of the M5000 with a 36% increase in bandwidth.


But the big news is that VR finally comes to the Workstation Graphics market with the Quadro P5000 and Psychsoftpc's Psyborg Extreme Professional Workstation. Pros can now create VR content and experience Virtual Reality without having to settle for a Gaming VR Ready Graphics card. And with In VR Game development now supported by Unreal Engine, developers can now take advantage of an authentic official Workstation Graphics Card in Virtual Reality doing real time VR development in a virtual environment. That also means they can now take advantage of all the built in features of AutoCad and other professional programs in their content creation.


Naturally, we at Psychsoftpc are now building our Psyborg Extreme Master Workstations with these awesome cards. Of course, we are using the new Quadro P level cards throughout our entire Professional Workstation line. So even our entry level Workstations are now VR Ready and set for those with an artistic bent looking to get into Virtual Reality content.

We build all of our machines by hand and subscribe to a Just In Time philosophy. We are constantly evolving our machines with the very latest technology and are often the first to put out machines that take advantage of the latest tech because we don't stock parts or pre-build machines which have to moved before we can use the most advanced technology in our machines. So while the other guys can take months to put out machines with the latest, fastest tech, we @Psychsoftpc can take days. Thomas Friedman in his book Thank You For Being Late says we must constantly adapt to rapid shifts in technology because of accelerating technological change, specifically the impact of  Moore’s Law and market forces which are linking the world more powerfully than ever before. Unlike the other guys out there, Psychsoftpc embraces this. We are constantly adapting and improving our machines. We don't release new model names, we just improve the machines we build with the latest tech as it comes out. So if you want it first, look to us.

With Architects, engineers, marketing mavens, sales people and designers all getting into VR for use in their professions, now is the perfect time to upgrade your machine. When you do, think of Psychsoftpc first.


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Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Truth About Those $500 "Virtual Reality Ready" Gaming Computers


You may have read about the "Big News" out of this year's CES that a company (not us) will offer "sometime in the future" a "Virtual Reality Ready Gaming PC" capable of powering an Oculus Rift headset for under $500. You may have even noticed that this company is calling this machine the Gamer Xtreme, yet again plagiarizing from us and coming close to violating our Trademarks in the process (yes we hold the Extreme Gamer Trademark for our Psyborg Extreme Gamer PC). That Oculus is a party to this plagiarism and violation of us is disturbing but not all surprising. Google has ignored these incidents for years. So to clarify, this "Gamer Xtreme" is not our offering, we would never build such a cheap machine. We take pride in the quality of our machines and what we put in them.

Forgive the rant. The real reason for this post is to examine the truth behind the technology. While Oculus and other PC makers may cry "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain," just like Dorothy we are going to pull it back and expose the Wizard for what he is. The truth is that now ANY PC even low end ones can run Oculus Rift VR, well sort of. It doesn't really run it like it was originally designed to do. It doesn't run it on high specs smoothly powered solely by the hardware of the computer. The truth is that on a low end machine, it is all smoke and mirrors. And you could take that quite literally. Oculus Rift didn't come up with new hardware or even change their current device. The trick, and it is a trick, is in the software. The new software is designed to sense when a computer's hardware just can't keep up and is about to drop a fame. When it senses that, it substitutes a copy of the previous frame in to compensate. A neat software trick, mirroring the previous frame to appear as though the computer is doing its job. It is also designed to blur edges on the periphery on low end machines to save CPU and GPU cycles, that's the smoke part. So on a low end machine you get mirrored frames and blurry images, but you do get Virtual Reality.

So there you have it, the truth behind the curtain. Remember that the next time you see an article hyping these low end machines. Smoke and mirrors are great for magic tricks, but do you really want them in your technology?

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