AMD Working on Another VR Headset with 4K per Eye Display
During their Capsaicin event at GDC 2016, AMD unveiled the Sulon Q, a wireless VR/AR head mounted display (HMD) with an onboard gaming rig. The headset features an AMD FX-8800P processor coupled with Radeon R7 GPU and 8GB of memory. Well, it seems that Sulon Q won’t be the only HMD powered by AMD.
Apparently, AMD is working on another yet to be announced VR headset which would offer 4K per eye display. Ars Technica UK’s Mark Walton quoted Roy Taylor, AMD Corporate Vice President of Alliances, saying:
We are already working with a headset manufacturer, unannounced, with a 4K per eye headset. It exists. It’s quite, quite beautiful, and we believe that the roadmap to go into higher resolutions will happen more quickly than is probably expected. Once you’ve seen a high resolution VR experience, you can see that it’s really quite beautiful.
The Sulon Q headset features a 2560x1440p OLED screen meaning it will provide 720p per eye, so obviously it is not the headset Taylor has been talking about.
Still and all, it will be interesting to see what type of AMD GPU could push 4K resolution per eye, because we are not sure even the company’s recently announced fastest Radeon yet, the Radeon Pro Duo, would be powerful enough to do what AMD is claiming right now.
We’re keeping our eyes peeled for it, and will update you with the latest as it happens.