The line between authentic and fictional suddenly started to blur.
There I was, standing just inches away from an alien in space in one moment and, in the next, hearing the deafening roars of a Tyrannosaurus rex as it charged toward me. The experience felt so real that it was easy to forget that my portal to this alternate universe was a headset.
In that moment, virtual reality gaming became my actuality.
Of course, it takes more than a pair of VR goggles to create a truly immersive gaming environment.It also takes powerful computing technology, such as what’s found in the new OMEN by HP lineup of gaming PCs. On the heels of an initial release in May, last week HP announced OMEN X, a platform for the gamer who wants even more aggressive performance with enthusisast-level customization options.
The newly announced OMEN X Desktop’s specs aren’t shy. As a gaming desktop, it’s configured with high performance components to make the experience true-to-life. For high-end rigs, it can be configured with up to dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080s or up to dual AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X graphics cards, a 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor and 32 GB of memory.
In addition, using unique thermal management designed for cooling makes sure the parts operate at their maximum performance, reducing the temperature of the hardware and eliminating the lag time for immersive high-frame-rate video games.
In addition to the stellar OMEN family, an innovative new form factor — the OMEN X VR PC Pack– could bring the experience to the next level, according to John Ludwig, product mangager for Consumer PCs at HP.