The computer hardware requirements were posted alongside a technical explanation on the website of Facebook’s virtual reality company Oculus. An Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD 290 graphics card, an Intel i5-4590 CPU chip or equivalent, and 8GB of RAM are the recommended components required inside any computer aiming to support an Oculus Rift headset. PC building website logicalincrements.com estimates the cost of an appropriately self-built gaming computer with a GTX 970 / AMD 290 and i5-4590 to be between $979 and $1119, two example builds labelled as “Outstanding” and “Excellent.” But with Google, LG, Zeiss and even Oculus partner Samsung offering lower cost, lower spec alternatives to smartphone owners, Oculus wants its Rift attainable by non-enthusiasts in due course. “The recommended spec will stay constant over the lifetime of the Rift,”reasoned Oculus’ Chief Architect, Atman Binstock. “As the equivalent-performance hardware becomes less expensive, more users will have systems capable of the full Rift experience.” The Rift was subject to a successful $2.4m Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in late 2012. In the time since, two Developer Kit models have been made available for purchase through Oculus’ website, and another two intermediary set-ups produced for internal and public testing by the company itself. The device has been used not only as a video game peripheral for those seeking fuller immersion, but also as an engineering and visualization tool in other industry sectors, architecture and automobile manufacture notable among them. Consumer-grade models are expected to ship in early 2016. Oculus Rift What to read next
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After working to secure the rights for Orson Welles final, unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind, it looks like things are moving ahead in post-production towards completion.The film, which began production 15 years before Welles death in 1985, but was never completed, concerns Jake Hannaford (John Huston), a director whose final days we follow on account of materials accrued from many sources. Thanks crowdfunding toWelles protegePeter Bogdanovich, producerFrank Marshall, and others, they are overseeing post-production based on the late directors extremely detailed notes and annotated screenplays, afterhe finished 40 minutes of the film. Theyve now launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help the process of finishing what needs to bescanned, processed, and completed, including licensing music and producing the score. Said to be the bare minimum of what is needed to see the project through, the $2 million goal has been set to acquire over the next 40 days. We cant imagine a better way to be part of film history, so with a release planned for 2015 if crowdfunding goes according to plan, check out a video below and head on over to the campaign , which has the support of Wes Anderson, Steven Soderbergh, Clint Eastwood, J.J. Abrams, Noah Baumbach, Edgar Wright, Brad Bird, and more.Weve also included the trailer for This is Orson Welles, a new documentary on the director by Clara and Julia Kuperberg, premiering at Cannes.
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