Wish I was at CES to try, but I’m stuck dreaming of a better VR experience. I own a 5K and its my go to HMD. It has its quirks but thats expected given the R&D $$ behind it or lack there of.
But can someone help me understand how we are going to run any of these HMD’s like the 8KX at native resolution? Even my 5K+ on a 2080TI im not able to play anything on high to max settings. Most games (primarily driving sims) are in the medium range for graphics aside from Iracing where I can max everything.
I start seeing the new marketing glossy comparing all the HMDs, and everything looks good on paper but if my 5K + has an ok performance/visual mix on 2080TI. Wouldnt that mean the new HMDs would perform worse but may look somewhat better. Is the answer Brain Warp? VRSS? Eye tracking?
Brain Warp, ive tried it. Not a huge fan, for fast moving driving sims (or really anything) it leaves quite a bit to desired I feel like if I move my head too fast it would break the immersion. I normally play on 120hz so it feels like a step down in terms of immersion.
VRSS, just started playing around with it and the work around. Trying it on Dirt 2.0 which i normally get 60-70 fps on a mix of settings of more less medium and max MSAA. Right off the bat if I switch VRSS to Always on i lose about 20 FPS. My next step will be to lower the SS from 100% that I have as a default in steam VR until I see a good balance of performance vs visual fidelity…so for now the jury is still out
Eye Tracking/FFR, to me this sounds like it has to be the solution. I was pretty hyped when I saw a price and a date 6 months ago. But I wont get into that kinda discussion right now.
So what do you guys think? Am i missing something here are we just getting hyped for stuff we cant really run adequately right now ? Or do I have to start setting my Hz expectations lower for games as the tech/scene hasn’t optimized enough yet?