HP has announced “Virtual Reality Certified” systems, partnering up with HTC instead of Oculus. HP offering two PCs, one with an AMD Radeon GPU, while the other one an NVIDIA GeForce GPU, with both models based on HP Envy Phoenix 860 desktop. The Envy Phoenix is HP’s top-of-the-range desktop, released in mid-2015 but has been upgraded to Intel’s new Skylake processors.
HP’s high-end 860 model VR-ready gaming PC comes with customizable LED lighting that runs down the middle of the front of the system, and it looks stunning. The 860 also sports liquid cooling for the CPU, and Bang & Olufsen-tuned audio.
Price wise, the R9 390X-powered HP Envy Phoenix 860 arrives at $1700, while the GTX 980 Ti-powered system is $300 more, at $2000.
|Model||HP ENVY Phoenix 860-170VR||HP ENVY Phoenix 860-170VX|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-6700K (Skylake) 4.0 GHz w/HP ENVY Liquid Cooling Solution||Intel Core i7-6700K (Skylake) 4.0 GHz w/HP ENVY Liquid Cooling Solution|
|GPU||AMD Radeon R9 390X (8 GB)||GeForce GTX 980Ti (6 GB)|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4 at 2133MHz||24 GB DDR4 at 2133MHz|
|Storage||2TB 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drive||2TB 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drive|
|Optical||SuperMulti DVD Burner SuperMulti DVD Burner||SuperMulti DVD Burner SuperMulti DVD Burner|
|Wireless Networking||HP Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 1×1 with Bluetooth||HP Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 1×1 with Bluetooth|
|Power Supply||600 W||500 W|
|OS||Windows 10 Home 64-bit||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|