As part of CES 2016, NVIDIA has announced a new initiative surrounding VR, meant to help gamers find and enjoy virtual reality gaming. A parternship between NVIDIA and PC manufacturers, the GeForce GTX VR Ready program will see the launch of a number of PCs and video cards optimized for virtual reality.

With this program, NVIDIA and PC makers hope to simplify the buying process for those interested in this time of gaming. Each PC and video card capable of powering a VR experience will be given a GeForce GTX VR Ready badge. PCs and notebooks that qualify for the program will meet the following requirements:

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or greater
  • CPU: Intel Core i5- 4590 equivalent or greater
  • Notebook: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
  • Memory/RAM: 8GB+ RAM
  • Outputs: 2x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 1.3
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer

In additiona to the GTX 970, other NVIDIA cards that meet the VR Ready requires include the GTX 980, GTX 980 Ti, and the Titan X. Several hardware partners have already signed on for the program, including Acer, ASUS, HP, and Origin. Additionally, online stores like Amazon and Newegg will display the badges on compatible graphics cards.

Source: NVIDIA (1), (2)