Oculus is bringing VR to lower-end PCs today
The term “asynchronous spacewarp” might sound like a meaningless jumble of techno-jargon, but it’s a big deal if you’re into virtual reality. It’s the new technology from Oculus, which is officially launching today, that’ll let you run the Rift VR headset on much lower-specced hardware than before. Typically, you’d need a beefy rig to run games at 90 frames per second, which is necessary for ensuring a smooth VR experience. Using frame interpolation techniques, aysnchronous spacewarp is able to deliver similarly smooth gameplay when you’re running at just 45 frames per second.