what is vr

VR stands for ‘Virtual Reality’ - that is, the use of technology to create a simulation convincing enough that it seems like the real world, without necessarily being realistic.

Modern virtual reality is only possible because of the fantastic advances in computer and display technology. The graphics of modern computers mingles with high resolution, miniaturized screens and an array of weird bespoke technologies to produce something unique.

Seeing is believing.

You're IN

You’ve never experienced anything as immersive as VR. Each simulation is utterly convincing, because of the graphical tricks played by the custom headsets.

2x the game!

Virtual Reality headsets constantly render two different images, one for each eye. These images are both high definition, running at 1080 x 1200, and extremely rapid, projected at 60-90 frames per second. This requires huge computational power.

360º experience

It’s not just a headset. The true VR sets utilise multiple cameras and sensors to track your head and body movement, without the delays that cause motion sickness in old, inferior systems.

lose yourself

Experience all new worlds which feel as real as this one.



Elite Dangerous
Eve: Valkyrie
Project CARS
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

the vr ecosystem

1/ Powerful GPU & CPU

2/ VR Goggles

3/ Software

If you want to experience the futuristic level of immersion today, you need a powerful PC - a mobile phone or slow console just isn’t going to cut it. To avoid nausea, visible pixels and disorientation, and to run the most impressive applications and games VR has to offer, your only option is a PC-based system.

the vr challenge



1080x1200 per eye

constant 90 fps

required for optimal VR experience

20 ms or less

of input lag


most popular resolution

variable +/- 60 fps

sometimes more, sometimes less

+/- 50 ms

of usual input lag

a card for new reality

VR requires a lot of computational power. Crucially, you can’t skimp on the graphics card - many of today’s most powerful cards barely reach the minimum specifications of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. SAPPHIRE has a range of cards that are fully VR-ready, so you can embark on virtual adventures knowing that your experience will be smooth, wonderfully immersive and entirely stress free.

Sapphire VR-Ready graphics cards



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the best for virtual reality

AMD LiquidVR technology

AMD's pioneering virtual reality technology LiquidVR™ is breaking new ground with advanced new features designed to deliver stunning content, advanced comfort, and effortless compatibility with this next-generation of VR experiences. From simulations, gaming, entertainment, education, social media, travel and medicine to real estate, ecommerce and more, LiquidVR delivers a whole new level of presence.

“With LiquidVR, we’re collaborating with the ecosystem to unlock solutions to some of the toughest challenges in VR and giving the keys to developers of VR content so that they can bring exceptional new experiences to life. AMD will continue to collaborate closely with the VR ecosystem to deliver new LiquidVR technologies that aim to make the virtual world every bit as accurate as the real world.”

Raja Koduri,
Senior Vice President and Chief Architect,
Radeon Technologies Group

Latest data latch

Efficient GPU head tracking

Asynchronous shaders

Minimalizes latency and stuttering

Affinity multi-GPU

Reduces latency and increases content quality with multiple GPUs


Delivers a seamless plug & play VR experience

VR Showcase


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