NVIDIA VR Ready Program Points Pros to a Great VR Experience

Virtual reality isn’t just at the heart of a new era of entertainment. It’s also for serious business.

That’s why we’re helping developers, businesses, OEMs and independent software vendors with our NVIDIA VR Ready program, which ensures they have the tools and technologies to create and enjoy the best possible professional VR experience.  

“Enterprise adoption will outpace consumer adoption for some time,” said Bill Briggs, chief technology officer for Deloitte Consulting, in a recent Tech Trends 2016 report spotlighting VR and augmented reality.

We’re working with top OEMs such as Dell, HP and Lenovo to offer NVIDIA VR Ready professional workstations. That means models like the HP Z240, Z640, and Z840, Dell Precision T5810,  T7810, and T7910, and the Lenovo P500, P710, and P900 all come with NVIDIA-recommended configurations that meet the minimum requirements for the highest performing VR experience.

Quadro professional GPUs power NVIDIA professional VR Ready systems. These systems put our VRWorks software development kit at the fingertips of VR headset and application developers. VRWorks offers exclusive tools and technologies — including Context Priority, Multi-Res Shading, Warp & Blend, Synchronization, GPU Affinity and GPU Direct — so pro developers can create great VR experiences.

McCarthy Building Companies’ operating room
McCarthy Building Companies’ operating room

An Industry First for Mobile VR

We’re also enabling the industry’s first professional-class mobile workstation, which lets users take a great VR experience wherever they go.

The MSI WT72 is the first NVIDIA VR Ready professional laptop. It lets designers, engineers and others run VR-powered design reviews anywhere, improving product quality and speeding workflows. With it, companies can use immersive technology to train remote employees. And architects like those at McCarthy Building Companies Inc. can let customers visualize concepts and designs. They can even walk through complete virtual buildings.

“Providing customers with a high-fidelity VR experience during design review allows them to realistically visualize and make informed decisions, which can prevent costly design changes after construction has started,” said Alex Cunningham, VDC engineer at McCarthy Building Companies. “With NVIDIA Quadro driving VR at high frame rates, the VR Ready MSI laptop lets us bring virtual reality to our clients’ locations and communicate designs more effectively.”

NVIDIA GPUs are the keystone of VR because graphics requirements are so high. Head-mounted displays, for example, require 90 frames per second, with a display for each eye.

The MSI WT72 VR Ready laptop is the first to use our new Maxwell architecture-based Quadro M5500 GPU. With 2,048 CUDA cores, the Quadro M5500 is the world’s fastest mobile GPU. It’s also our first mobile GPU for NVIDIA VR Ready professional mobile workstations, optimized for VR performance with ultra-low latency.

MSI WT72 VR Ready laptop
MSI WT72 VR Ready laptop

“Wow…seriously impressive for such a compact package. I now have the freedom to setup shop to design VR experiences on the go,” says Drew Hunt, 3D Artist at HTC. “The NVIDIA Quadro M5500 coupled with the MSI WT72 notebook is the perfect combo to use HTC Vive at work and at home.”

With features like these, scientists, product designers, educators and filmmakers can use the MSI WT72 to tackle the most challenging visual computing tasks. Plus, it comes certified for Autodesk VRED to create amazing, immersive 3D design environments.

“We’ve certified the MSI professional ‘VR Ready’ laptop with the NVIDIA Quadro M5500 mobile GPU because it delivers an amazing Autodesk VRED VR experience wherever our customers need it,” said Lukas Faeth, product manager, Autodesk VRED.

Come see the latest VR technologies from our partners and professional applications developers — along with NVIDIA VR Ready Workstations and the MSI WT72 professional VR Ready laptop —at NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference, April 4-7, at the San Jose Convention Center in Silicon Valley.


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  • Gary_Rainville

    Good eye! McCarthy Building loaded the operating room model into their own VR framework in Unity.