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Stealth + Core + Nvidia 980Ti = Oculus Rift?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TheSponge, Jan 17, 2016.

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  1. TheSponge

    TheSponge New Member

    Hi,

    Does anyone know if the Stealth and Core paired with a high end graphics card (980Ti) is compatible with the Oculus Rift?
     
  2. jdbogaard

    jdbogaard Member

    The processor recommendation for Rift is an i5-4590 or higher, a dual core 15W i7, even a skylake i7 is likely to be underpowered for the rift. It's unclear from the rift recommended hardware if any mobile CPUs will be up to snuff as it were.
     
  3. WISHMASTER_BURBERRY

    WISHMASTER_BURBERRY Active Member

    Pretty sure, it makes sense... I'm like 99.9% sure.
     
  4. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    i doubt that this will work, even if it can run it, it will likely be overheating in a short time, so it might just damage your notebook
     
  5. WISHMASTER_BURBERRY

    WISHMASTER_BURBERRY Active Member

    What? I don't get it. I got an oculus and it's just like a monitor with motion sensor in it. Connecting it to a graphics card thats connected to a Blade Stealth, how'd that cause a overheating situation? I mean a graphics are by the graphics card in the Core so the graphics card has a fan, and the Blade just handles everything else right?
     
  6. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    well the graphics card might not be the problem however the oculus also needs 8gb of ram. So if you play a game , let´s say with another 3gb ram working, your notebook has to handle 11gb ram + a graphics card that is pushed to it´s limit.
    So yeah i do think ithe blade will overheat,
     
  7. TheSponge

    TheSponge New Member

    Are you sure that is how it works? I thought the Oculus requirement of 8gb of ram was for overall system usage - not specifically reserved solely for Oculus. By that calculation, any ram that windows needed would also be added to the total ram requirement...

    Anyone?
     
  8. Active13245

    Active13245 Active Member

    Of course it will not overheat, it will work most likely like with other games. Other thing is that i7u is too slow for oculus and may cause fps drops :) I saw ventilation holes in the bottom of Blade, if game pushes too much there will be throttling. in the worst case the laptop will just turn off, but I don't think that oculus may cause overheating, it's not how it works.
    Yes, if Windows needs additional ram it uses hard drive for that (virtual memory). However, even SSD is 40 times slower than ddr3 ram so dont expect miracle.
     
  9. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    Frankly speaking im not an expert on that topic, so i might be wrong with the overheating thing
     
  10. jdbogaard

    jdbogaard Member

    Yeah no overheating but the i7u's are underpowered for rift according to the specs And will cause issues
     
  11. TheSponge

    TheSponge New Member

    Well if the Stealth is too underpowered for Rift I hope the 2016 versions of the Blade will incorporate Thunderbolt 3 and Core, plus have the CPU horsepower to run Oculus Rift. That is a huge selling point to me. I currently do not own a Razer (I used to own the 2014 blade) but I pre-ordered the Rift and would much rather sink ~2.5K into a laptop/core combo than spend money on a desktop.
     
  12. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    I think you're probably going to be ok, I've got both Developers Kits and while most of the nicer demos/games that use the Rift right now are hungry for a good GPU, I haven't actually noticed any major CPU demands. I suppose time will tell, but I really don't think you're going to have any trouble with this setup.
     
  13. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    Can you use your occulus with mouse and keyboard also, or is it controllers only?
     
  14. njbmartin

    njbmartin Developer of Awesome

    I would imagine that would be close to impossible, but there's no reason why you can't.
     
  15. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    I haven't had any trouble using mouse/keyboard when using the rift, but it's definitely a different experience when you use a controller or flight stick/steering wheel. Games where you are a driver or pilot really let the Development Kits shine, extremely immersive.
     
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