Making VR a Reality, Falcon Northwest Unveils Oculus Ready Tiki and Talon PCs

Each enabling high-end Oculus Rift experiences, Tiki's compact package and Talon's future-proof design make for two compelling options, Falcon Northwest reports

With the long-awaited Oculus Rift now available to all, Falcon Northwest unveiled two PC systems tailor-made to provide the most satisfying virtual reality experiences on the market. PCs from Falcon Northwest have been used for years by Oculus VR to demonstrate early versions of the Rift, and the two newly unveiled models stand out as the most capable and exciting ways to enjoy the VR system.

With a case only four inches wide, the Oculus Ready Tiki is powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and an overclockable, liquid-cooled Intel Core i7-6700k CPU. For those who demand the utmost in power the Oculus Ready Talon takes things to the next level with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, along with a more spacious tower and a power supply ready to support the addition of a second GPU in SLI configuration. Both Oculus Ready PCs are available now online at Falcon Northwest and ready for custom configuration and shipping.

"It has been a real pleasure working with the amazing people at Oculus VR over the years and supplying them with PCs capable of showing off the incredible things the Oculus Rift can do," Falcon Northwest representative Dan Birch said, "Throughout the course of our partnership and as the Rift has evolved into the product that consumers can buy today, we have tuned and tweaked our configurations to make the most of the VR experience. The results of all that hard work are now available in the form of our Oculus Ready Tiki and Talon. Between these two incredibly capable PCs, we think anyone interested in what the Oculus Rift can do has some great options."

Although there have been intermittent attempts for decades to create compelling, computer-driven "virtual reality" experiences that would immerse participants in three-dimensional, imaginary worlds, progress was for a long time slow. Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey shook things up in 2012 with a Kickstarter campaign to fund a wholly new approach to the goal that aimed at leveraging commodity parts like high-resolution smartphone screens in innovative ways.

The progress evident in the various Oculus VR prototypes and development kits was striking enough that social media giant Facebook was enticed to pay $2 billion for the company in 2014, well before the first retail product launched. In March of this year, the first generation of the Oculus Rift was released to great fanfare and an eager reception from consumers.

While the Oculus Rift is itself an advanced piece of equipment, it requires a powerful computer to generate the virtual worlds that it displays. With a nearly twenty-five-year history of turning out carefully designed, uncompromising PCs that embody the state of the art, Falcon Northwest was a natural choice to provide the computers that allowed Oculus VR to show off pre-production versions of its technology to the greatest possible effect.

Thanks to the availability of the Oculus Ready Falcon Northwest Tiki and Talon, consumers can now be assured of enjoying the same level of VR experiences in their own homes. Designed to provide all that is needed to enable everything the Oculus Rift is capable of, the PCs are available now for custom configuration at the Falcon Northwest website.

About Falcon Northwest:
Since 1992, Falcon Northwest has been the top source for high-end, enthusiast-oriented personal computers that combine uncompromising power with industry-leading quality and reliability.

Contact Info:
Name: Dan Birch
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Organization: Falcon Northwest
Phone: 888-800-7440
Website: http://www.falcon-nw.com

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