Pimax has increased the refresh rate of its Pimax 8KX headsets from 90Hz to 120Hz. When Pimax calls a headset 8K, it means the two screens add up to the grand total for each eye. This means this headset actually has around 4k resolution per eye, which is still pretty insane. These Pimax headsets also support the full 200-degree field of view, which made all the difference when we tried it out (opens in new tab).
It’s becoming more and more likely that you’ll walk into someone’s house and see a VR headset. That’s largely thanks to the introduction of more affordable and easier-to-use options like the Oculus Quest 2. VR has long been an enthusiast-only hobby, with idiots like me spending thousands to play with dev kits and get a taste of what’s to come for virtual reality.
Thankfully, enthusiasts looking to spend a little more on their VR experiences today can get a much better deal. Instead of playing with cumbersome experimental technology, they can invest in an amazing VR kit that’s miles ahead. Pimax is a brand that specializes in VR headsets, and for those looking for a more immersive experience, the brand’s stunning 8K headsets just got better.
All the standard Pimax features plus the new refresh rate upgrade should make for absolutely buttery smooth VR experiences, assuming your kit can handle it (opens in new tab). And don’t forget that you may need tracking accessories to do this.
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According to the press release, Pimax has been working on this venture in collaboration with Nvidia. The gain is found by speeding up data transfer and improving signal quality between the PC’s GPU and the Pimax headset. Because of this, we bet it works better on Nvidia devices. You’ll also want a fairly hefty machine to power one of these headsets, but again, we’re talking enthusiasts here.
The other advantage of a Pimax headset is the trade-in system that the company offers. This allows people to swap out their old headsets to upgrade to newer ones, and the deals are usually pretty reasonable. It’s a particularly good deal if you’re looking to upgrade to the 12K headset when Pimax releases it (opens in new tab).
This refresh rate upgrade is slated to roll out to recently produced Pimax 8KX headsets, and the site isn’t reflecting this change in their listings just yet. Some of the headsets are also on sale, which could indicate they’re getting rid of old stock that might not support the new 120Hz refresh rate. It’s probably a good idea to check with Pimax before making a new purchase, just in case.
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