Shuttle’s solution partner, Beyond Geek, worked with the NUS students’ Computing Club to let its members experience VR gaming firsthand. In order to provide the students with a great first VR gaming experience, they chose Shuttle’s XPC cube: SZ170R8 and SH110R4 PCs with the HTC Oculus Rift VR headset. The game chosen for the event was Affected v1.6.2, a virtual reality horror experience game developed by Fallen Planet Studios.
The Shuttle XPC cube series PCs are around 1/3 the size of a traditional desktop PC, but it offers the same level of performance as regular desktops, with higher durability. Both the Shuttle SZ170R8 and the SH110R4 PCs pack a 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700 quad-core processor, 16GB of memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, and 250GB of solid state drive storage. The SZ170R8 and SH110R4 also come with two PCI-Express slots and two Mini PCIe slots that allow for multi-purpose expansion cards. Users can install Multi-display graphics, multi-LAN, TV tuner, RAID, mSATA SSDs, or WLAN. The series is equipped with an 80 PLUS certified power supply and Integrated Cooling Engine 2 (I.C.E. 2) Heat Pipe Technology for high energy efficiency and stable operation. Up to three displays are supported, with the HDMI and DisplayPort outputs on offer.
Thanks to a robust I/O interface, the XPC cube series is suitable for varied applications such as multi-display digital signage, video wall, mini server and gaming. If you’re interested in the Shuttle XPC cube series PCs, do go through the VR-Zone review of SZ170R8 V2 here.