Following the Vive’s price cut from $800 to $600 earlier this year, HTC is now providing a bundle of Vive hardware and an Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition GPU to US clients for $800. The supply is out there on the official Vive website whereas shares final—and sure, it additionally features a free copy of Fallout 4 VR.
Update (12/12/17): HTC has introduced again the HTC Vive + GTX 1070 Founders Edition bundle in a ‘flash sale’ that’s good for somebody prepared to leap ft first into VR with a brand new headset and a VR Ready GPU. There’s no phrase on exactly how lengthy the deal shall be out there, although the high-quality print signifies “limited time only, while supplies last. Only valid in US.”
Update (10/29/17): HTC has dropped $200 from the 1070 Founders Edition bundle, bringing it down from $999 to $799 for the entire package deal. This additionally features a free pre-order of Bethesda’s upcoming Fallout 4 VR (usually $60), which quantities to a whopping $260 financial savings.
Most GTX 1070s nonetheless are likely to retail above $400, and the Founder’s Edition, with its fancy ‘tessellated’ cooler design, can typically be onerous to return by. Although Nvidia’s website is now flush with stock, a worth this low (simply $200 after accounting for the Vive’s $600 price ticket) is fairly rattling close to unbeatable.
The earlier era GTX 970 continues to be the minimal spec for the Vive, however the GTX 1070 GPU is a a lot better choice at present, with its Pascal structure bringing numerous VR optimisations, supplying you with larger headroom for operating demanding VR titles at larger high quality settings. We really helpful the 1070 as a fantastic ‘mid range’ GPU choice for VR in this article.
Prepping your self for the Wasteland? Check out our review of Fallout 4 VR, which comes included with the bundle.