Zotac announced the VR GO 4.0, its fourth generation gaming backpack computer.The manufacturer is positioning the unusual device as a gaming system for virtual reality.Externally, VR GO 4.0 has not changed from the previous version, but its stuffing has become more powerful.Image source: ZotacIn the basis of VR GO 4.0 offers a mobile Intel Core i7-11800H generation Tiger Lake processor.For graphics processing here is responsible professional gas pedal NVIDIA RTX A4500 with 7168 CUDA cores and 20 GB of memory GDDR6.The previous version of the device was equipped with a Core i7-9750H chip and GeForce RTX 2070 graphics.On the one hand, it may seem a strange choice in favor of not quite a gaming graphics card.But the NVIDIA RTX A4500 is far more powerful than any entry-level gaming gas pedal.For example, it has 1024 more CUDA cores than the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti gaming model.At the same time, the NVIDIA RTX A4500 consumes 200 watts of power.For comparison, for the same GeForce RTX 3080 the claimed power consumption is 350W.For VR GO 4.0, the power consumption level is very important for autonomy, because the backpack computer runs on battery.The novelty offers 16 GB of DDR4 RAM.If desired, you can install up to 32 GB of memory.Moreover there is an opportunity to install an NVMe SSD in M.2 format and a 2.5\" SSD or a SATA III hard drive.The set of external connectors consists of four USB 3.1 Type-A, one USB 3.1 Type-C, two USB 3.0, two DisplayPort and one HDMI.There are also a pair of 3.5mm audio outputs and an SD card reader.In standalone mode, the Zotac VR GO 4.0 is powered by a dual 86.4Wh hot-swappable battery. The company did not provide information about the VR GO 4.0's release date or cost.The previous version of the hiking computer was offered closer to $2,000.Given the use of the professional NVIDIA RTX A4500 as part of the new generation of the device, its price could be even higher.
DARPA has ordered VR glasses for U.S.military medics
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