Pimax Launches “5K” Super VR Headset Featuring 180Hz Refresh Rate – Road to VR

Pimax, the corporate identified for its extensive subject of view (FOV) VR headsets, have now launched the Pimax “5K” SUPER, a PC VR headset first proven in its prototype stage at CES 2020 earlier this yr.

The brand new Pimax “5K” Tremendous is being billed as a refresh of the Pimax “5K” Plus, which launched in 2018 with 2,560 × 1,440 pixels per-eye LCD show able to as much as 144Hz refresh price, and a 200-degree FOV. Priced at $600, it’s only one step above the corporate’s $450 entry-level headset, Pimax Artisan.

Now out there for buy on the corporate’s web site for $750, Pimax “5K” Tremendous options the identical 2,560 × 1,440 decision per-eye and 200-degree FOV because the Plus variant, nonetheless the most important draw is its larger refresh price at 160Hz, with 180Hz out there in experimental mode. Along with these refresh charges talked about above, the headset additionally presents help for 90Hz, 120Hz and 144Hz.

Pimax Launches "5K" Tremendous VR Headset That includes 180Hz Refresh Charge – Highway to VR 5Picture courtesy Pimax

Pimax “5K” Tremendous additionally features a new Modular Audio Strap, Pimax consolation package facial padding, nostril guard to stop mild leakage, and a ruggedized exterior housing.

As for the headset’s primary draw, offered you might have the pc to run it, larger panel refresh charges usually equate to smoother experiences: eg. Valve Index’s 144Hz refresh price presents impressively clean and tight-feeling gameplay.

Like a lot of Pimax’s headsets, the “5K” Tremendous is tracked by way of both SteamVR 1.zero or 2.zero monitoring beacons, which should be bought individually at its base $750 worth. A bundle is nonetheless out there for $1250 which incorporates two SteamVR 2.zero base stations and two Valve Index controllers.

Pimax headsets are additionally now stated to incorporate the brand new ‘Pimax VR Expertise’ software program which the corporate says “dramatically reduces configuration time for VR software program” by mechanically making use of all VR optimizations required for Pimax headsets and permitting for a one-button launch on any platform.

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