AMD revealed the "Radeon VR Ready" GPU certification program designed to make selecting a VR ready PC easier. AMD has classifications that it said will help consumers and creators easily make informed decisions.
AMD said its “Radeon VR Ready” GPU certification program is an easy way for OEM PC manufacturers, boutique system builders and AMD add-in board partners to show that their products meet the necessary requirements for VR gaming and development.
The “Radeon VR Ready Premium” designation certifies that the product in question is capable of handling VR. AMD said that all systems with this seal will have an R9 290-class GPU or better and will generally be ready to deliver a good experience on the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. HP revealed that it is embracing the Radeon VR Ready program and is planning to sell VR-ready Envy gaming systems.(This answers the question we had a few weeks ago.)
"HP is working with AMD to deliver the VR-ready HP ENVY Phoenix tower for a seamless out-of-the-box experience. With the Radeon VR Ready Premium program, it will help customers to take the guess work out of selecting the right VR capable graphics,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, consumer personal systems, HP Inc.
AMD also revealed the “Radeon VR Ready Creator” designation, which is aimed at content creation professionals. AMD said the creator seal “signifies unprecedented performance and industry-leading innovation” for VR content creation. The company said that systems and GPUs with this seal include the AMD Liquid VR SDK.
The first board with this certification is the newly-announced Radeon Pro Duo.