VR Startup showcase VR Launchpad is now less than a day away and, in addition to a lively collection of hand-picked virtual reality pioneers and entrepreneurs in attendance, Nvidia will be showing off its latest, cutting-edge VR-ready laptop at the event.

nvidia_logo-featuredNvidia has left little doubt in the minds of VR enthusiasts that they’re dead serious about virtual reality. Their Gameworks VR initiative brings to its line of GPUs a host of features designed to enhance virtual reality content, from VR-SLI to Multi-resolution Shading, the company has worked hard to present itself as the company to beat in VR rendering.

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Their latest hardware move is a bid to meet the needs of developers and gamers requiring virtual reality on the move—VR-ready laptops. We reported recently that the company had somehow managed to squeeze a desktop-class GeForce GTX 980 graphics card inside a portable, notebook form-factor PC.

VR-LAUNCHPAD-500x350Nvidia is bringing one of the first VR-ready notebook prototypes to VR Launchpad, which kicks off tomorrow at the Computer Science Museum in Mountain View, CA. The event, presented by SVVR and Road to VR, will see 24 diverse startups pitch VR businesses focused on analytics, content distribution platforms, hardware, healthcare, entertainment, education, enterprise, and more.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded RiftVR.com to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.