Powered by an AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics card, Chad Smith’s five screen racing simulator looks like it provides almost the same thrills as the military’s simulators, without requiring the military’s budget.
I’m sure his setup is powered by an above-average gaming PC, which when combined with his graphics card is able to push a 9600×1080 image to the five LCD displays—at a consistent rate of 84 frames per second. Tucked behind his force feedback steering wheel is an iPhone running the iRaceDash app which connects to the iRacing game, providing real time race info like a miniature HUD.
And while we’ve seen setups like this before, what makes Chad’s video particularly drool-worthy is the fact that he filmed it with a GoPro HD camera strapped to his head, giving us a first person view of what it’s like to sit in the driver’s seat. [Tecca via Joystiq]