Oculus Might Come to Mac, if Apple “Releases A Good Computer”
Virtual Realty ( VR ) products will be in our lives this year, and some of them are already in there. The problem with the VR, except the Gear VR, is that it requires so much power. That is why Oculus Rift requires minimum graphic card of Nvidia GTX 970, or that is why you can only play PS4 games with PS2 graphics using Playstation VR.
When Oculus’ founder, Palmer Luckey, was in Windows 10 Showcase in San Fransisco, he was asked if the Oculus Rift will support Mac or not. He said that “That is up to Apple. If they ever release a good computer, we will do it.” In this case, probably the “good computer” means a computer with high end graphic card since as I mentioned earlier graphic power is so important for the VR products. Palmer Luckey also said that “It boils down to the fact that Apple doesn’t prioritize high-end GPUs. You can a buy $6,000 Mac Pro with the top of the line AMD FirePro D700 and it still doesn’t meet our recommended spec. If they prioritize higher-end GPUs like they used to for awhile back in the day, I think we’d love to support Mac.”
Personally speaking, I am using 2015 MacBook Pro, and it is powerful for video editing , but still it is not a machine that you can game on it. Gaming is not Mac’s main purpose. Even though I do not like him saying “better computer” rather than “the computer with more graphic power”, I agree that you can spend thousands of dollars on iMac or Mac Pro, and AMD FirePro D700 will be the most powerful graphic card you will get. Even though AMD cards are not really bad, they could have put something like GTX980 Ti or Titan X in Mac Pro.