AMD is the exclusive GPU provider for Crytek's VR First initiative

AMD is the exclusive GPU provider for Crytek's VR First initiative

Crytek announces VR First Initiative

AMD is the exclusive GPU provider for Crytek's VR First initiative


AMD has announced that they will be the exclusive GPU provider for Crytek's VR First Initiative, where Crytek and hardware partners will provide academic institutions with VR headsets, machines and CryEngine source code access to establish dedicated VR Labs which will nurture the talents of developers and create great VR experiences and technologies.

AMD will be providing their Radeon Pro Duo GPUs to these institutions, cementing its place as a VR ready GPU and placing their GPUs into the hands of future VR developers during their education.   


  The new labs will be equipped with AMD Radeon Pro Duo graphics cards with LiquidVR SDK, the world’s fastest VR content creator platform bridging content creation and consumption and offering an astonishing 16 teraflops of compute power.

Designed to be compatible with multiple head mounted displays, including the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, AMD Radeon Pro Duo cards will encourage grassroots VR development around the world. The initial VR First Lab at Bahçe?ehir University in Istanbul is already up and running in January of this year.


AMD is the exclusive GPU provider for Crytek's VR First initiative  


This initiative gives academic institutions the ability to conduct research into all the useful applications of VR in the gaming and entertainment industries to even medical uses. Hopefully this initiative will result in some very useful VR technologies.  


    VR First is a new initiative designed to provide state-of-the-art facilities to anyone interested in exploring the power and potential of virtual reality development. The program encourages academic institutions around the world to establish dedicated VR labs on their campuses.

Crytek is providing full source code access to CRYENGINE development software for free, while hardware partners will equip the labs with VR headsets and machines. VR First locations will become key centers for nurturing new talent in VR development and creating a global community equipped to embrace this exciting field of technology.


Crytek announces VR First Initiative   Crytek announces VR First Initiative   


The first VR lab from this initiative has already been built in the Bahçesehir University in Istanbul, which was built in collaboration with AMD, MSI, Logitech and Crytek themselves. This will be the first of many such VR labs worldwide. 


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15-03-2016, 14:49:51

It's nice to see AMD starting to be more aggressive with their marketing and partnerships. Good products aren't enough to claw back market share from Nvidia.Quote

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Always was a fan of Crytek.Quote

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