8KX vs 8K+ vs HP Reverb (Macro shots)

Interesting!
This is the first time I see such a dramatic difference due to 8K+ upscaling.

A closer look:

Just for fun: :wink:

Edit: Now, This is a tricky one. Took me probably 2 hours to shoot that HP photo in the middle, among maybe 100 failed shots lol. The HP’s poor contrast, moire and weird SDE pattern makes it very very difficult to capture black text on white background with HP Reverb.

Shot with 30mm macro 1:1.25.
All shots are under-exposed of course, to prevent the contrast from killing the blacks.

Download the image and peek at 100%

Next one…

Not sure why (because its not that obvious every time) but the clarity just came out way better on the 8KX in Assetto Corsa, in every single shot…

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@SweViver That Macro shot of the Vive.

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The 8KX for reading Text is just BEAUTIFUL.

I’m going to be in VR just reading Manga.

@SweViver Have you tried reading comics or Manga in VR? I highly recommend it. For some reason they feel even better in Virtual Desktop since the images don’t move like video and you can have an entire image covering your FOV.

I wonder what my experience with the X will be. The 5K+ was already pretty good.

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Indeed, 8k+ looks fuzzy
BUT
The upscaler can maybe updated for contrasted colors like this. How is black/white text?

Yup…looks like a typical lcd screen :heart_eyes:

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Martin @SweViver I havent noticed you talk about the dark colors/blacks in the new “vision” series.
Those good enough to go playing a dark game ? Better than 5k+ ?

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I dont find the blacks bad at all in contrasting scenes with my 5k+.

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Oof hard to say no to that lovely Elite text. What specs are you running to get this? PiTool 1.0, all in-game 1.0 / default?

Million dollar question - average FPS on 8KX and 8k+ with defaults? :wink:

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Hi Octofox - we’re definitely going to start posting some FPS numbers from Shanghai next week.

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It looks sharper zoomed in… But I guess not on normal view distance…
Hype … Nah I think I go for the 8K+ and save 300 bucks…

Pleas give us a comparision with the actual 5K+ on that level…

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What I wanna know is the FPS/quality comparison against the leading mainstream headsets. Meaning can I get the same (or better) visuals and FPS but with a larger FOV. @PimaxUSA @SweViver

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I doubt the FPS side will be better. The quality though is amazing.

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Barring possible things yet to be revealed, I see zero reason to “sidegrade” from a 5k+ or 8k to a 8k+, unless SDE is the single most important matter to one’s sensibilities. It is not going to be able to show significantly more detail (panel physical size might do a tiny bit - don’t know the sizes between the three devices - we know the 5k+ already was a bit smaller, bringing more pixels into view, but that was compared to the original 5k I take it…? - So how is its size relative to the 8k, and to the new devices?)

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I would guess details are vastly improved.

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Something to consider is the + has new panels, a higher utilization and the scaler itself is new as well. It’s better than the 5k+ and 8k across the board.

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How so? The image that goes from the computer to the headset is still the exact same 1440p one as for the older models. I fail to see how the 8k+ is anything other than a drop-in “refresh” replacement for the 8k, and what the 8k was supposed to be in the first place, after full 4k was dropped (EDIT: …and before sweviver’s macro photos revealed the “faux k” nature of the 8k’s display panels).

This is a tricky one. Took me probably 2 hours to shoot that HP photo in the middle, among maybe 100 failed shots lol. The HP’s poor contrast, moire and weird SDE pattern makes it very very difficult to capture black text on white background with HP Reverb.

Shot with 30mm macro 1:1.25.
All shots are under-exposed of course, to prevent the contrast from killing the blacks.

Download the image and peek at 100%

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All I can see is that the brown sneaky fox went in to the little red ridinghoods alley, drank some cerveza, ate a taco, impregnated her sister and stole her kids and moneys.

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I was thinking over the 5k sorry

I’m sure. For an entry level Pimax 8k/5k series device it looks the obvious choice, but as an upgrade from a previous one; mwww… does it really bring that much new for the money? (already granted: depends on what one value, and how highly) :7

EDIT:

I see you read from the La Vive-a Loca screenshot.

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