AMD to cut wires from VR headsets with Nitero acquisition

In AMD’s world, a virtual reality headset that wires you to a PC isn’t fun.

So the chip company has acquired Nitero, which provides technology for VR headsets to be wirelessly connected to PCs or mobile devices.

Nitero’s technology will help device makers build VR headsets that wirelessly connect to devices in the multi-gigabit throughput range, according to AMD.

With the technology, users will be able to take advantage of powerful graphics processors on PCs. At the same time, users will be able to move freely.

Wireless headsets are widely considered to be the future of VR. Wired headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive provide great graphics but limit movement.

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Source: http://www.cio.com

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