As an 8K backer, I have to say on one hand I’m glad to hear the news about the 8KX, but on the other hand I’m more than disappointed in hear that the performance requirement to run it is the same as the 8K since it can run on one cable.
I’m really glad to hear it can run on one cable, but I backed the 8K because I thought there was no possibility that my computer could handle the 8KX and that I would need SLI to even use it, and SLI barely ever works properly anyway.
I basically backed the 8K under the premise I wouldn’t be able to use the 8KX, the fact the 8K has the same performance requirement as the 8KX is more than dissapointing… I would have backed the 8KX as I’m sure all the other 8K backers would have too, so I’m asking this opportunity be extended to 8K ks backers.
Finding out that the scaler provides no benefit in the 8K and just hampers its performance to the point we’re rendering the same amount of pixels as the 8KX makes me want to remove it, but I see its a neccessary evil with the cable choice limiting max cable bandwidth on the 8K;
Although maybe we wouldn’t need such a high resolution to give the 8K standard a clear image if it had the proper full RGB screen the 8KX is set to have rather than the diamond grid one the 8KX currently has, and if the 8K revised rendered a 1080p signal instead of a 1440p one to have an accurate 1:1 upscale to 4K without any loss of pixels (as 1080p is exactly 1/4 of 4K, see below picture)
For that reason, I suggest either an upgrade to remove the scaler and change the DP input to DP 1.4, or change the input resolution coming from the cable to 1080p with a 1:1 upscale so no performance or pixels are lost from the GPU trying to approximate where pixels should be, due to being upscaled from a ratio that is not 1:2.
I’d really appreciate the opportunity to return my headset for an upgrade to get the proper RGB 4k screen which the 8K should have had (instead of the diamond LCD), to get the newer lenses as well which should improve panel utilization and IPD room, and to remove the scaler in the 8K if possible.
I would be willing to pay an extra $300-$500 to do this, and I would be happy to use my vouchers for it.
If Pimax is unwilling to do this will they consider selling a revised 5K+ and 8K RE with the above revisions made such as proper (not diamond) RGB stripe screen in the 8K standard, and the newer lenses and extra panel utilization and IPD room in the 5K+ and 8K standard?
So at least I can spend another $800 to buy the revised RE edition?
I’d still be happy to buy the 8K RE even if it had the original 8K’s screens with a 1080p cable input if it does better at upscaling (if it improves performance and clarity from a 1:1 upscale), even if just the 8KX’s better lenses are the only thing added to the 8K RE.
Any of the above solutions would be highly appreciated.