At its Intel Developer Forum, Intel announced that it is working on a virtual reality (VR) headset codenamed Project Alloy. Along with the headset, the company is also developing a new processor line called Kaby Lake that is intended for producing VR content.
Intel is promoting VR as the next big thing that will come to computing. Nathan Brookwood, principal at Insight64, an microprocessor analyst firm, noted, “Virtual reality is very computationally intensive, and if Intel can create a requirement for more computationally intensive applications, then guess what? That works for them.”