HP and NVIDIA Launch VR Backpack Powered by NVIDIA Quadro P5200 GPU

by Sandeep Gupte
NVIDIA Quadro P5200 GPU Debuts at SIGGRAPH 2017.

Whether it’s in architecture, telemedicine, or even the travel industry, virtual reality is changing the way we interact, learn, design and create. Mobile VR goes further to bring new life to the immersive experience by letting professionals move, walk and interact as they go.

Today HP announced the HP Z VR Backpack, the first to be powered by the new NVIDIA Quadro P5200 GPU. The HP Z VR Backpack is a lightweight, 10 pound, wearable PC that allows professionals to move around unencumbered in any VR environment. Combined with NVIDIA Quadro P5200, designers, engineers and renderers now have a high-end workstation on their back.

“With the NVIDIA Quadro P5200 powering the HP ZVR Backpack, the wearable VR workstation is realized,” said Josh Peterson, vice president of product management for workstations, HP Inc. “Now our customers can smoothly interact with high-end workloads and complex simulations with optimal performance and the ultimate user experience.”

The new NVIDIA Quadro P5200 GPU, powered by our NVIDIA Pascal GPU technology, has a 16GB memory capacity, making it the most powerful mobile workstation GPU on the market today. The P5200 lets pros work with complex designs in life-like immersive VR or across expansive 4K desktop displays wherever they may be.

To see the Quadro P5200 and the HP Z VR Backpack in action stop by the NVIDIA booth #403 at SIGGRAPH.

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  • Andy Horne

    Well, I’m going to assume this will be incredibly expensive… Though I’m curious as to how they are getting around the limitations of VR when it comes to being rooted to sensor bars/stands.

  • Tax Victim 130,026

    I agree the unit is probably extremely expensive. Though it is a good effort to obtain wireless freedom, high resolution, and processing power beyond generic cell phone rigs. Maybe the inclusion of spatial sensor on the unit added a design obstacle? The system still needs to set up parameters, and monitor movement withing the space.

  • Danny McNabb

    Buy a vr ready laptop put it in a backpack wala back pack vr!
    now they need to make wireless usb connections for the sensors and you could do vr in the back yard.

  • http://www.ideabankmarketing.com Mat Jones

    Can’t wait until technology processes and we’re like, “remember that ten pound back pack at we had to wear? We were so dumb.”

  • Robert Dawson

    VR isn’t rooted to base stations at this point. This is made by HP, which also has a VR Headset for Windows 10 using Microsoft’s inside-out tracking tech. I don’t see it documented anywhere, but my guess is that this backpack PC is designed to run this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/d/hp-windows-mixed-reality-headset-developer-edition/91thzqtvgspf