AMD’s Wireless Sulon Q VR Headset Feels Like A Short-term Investment
Sulon Technologies Inc., has just unveiled a new AMD-powered virtual reality head mounted display (HMD), called the Sulon Q, to take on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR.
What makes AMD Sulon Q different from rival VR headsets is the fact that it’s potentially the first cordless device with an onboard gaming rig. The headset features an AMD FX-8800P processor, Radeon R7 graphics, coupled with 8GB of memory and a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) – all bundled up into a portable hard drive-sized box attached to the rear of the device.
Further, the Sulon Q comes with a 2560×1440 resolution (larger than the Rift and the Vive), a 90Hz refresh rate for both screens, and an FOV of 110 degrees. Most of that sounds pretty impressive, but on-board PC is also something that is a bit concerning.
With the Rift and Vive offloading the processing to your computer, the quality of your VR experience directly depends on the power of your PC, which can be increased whenever you want. But that is not the case with AMD-powered Sulon Q which relies on its own hardware.
That means you’ll be left with no other option but just to buy a new headset when the current gen Sulon Q won’t be able to handle modern games in the next two years or so. Which makes this newly announced headset feel like a very short-term investment compared to other HMDs.
Sulon hasn’t revealed pricing or availability for the Sulon Q other than a mid-year release target.
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