Pimax Concedes GTX 1070 Not Powerful Enough to Drive 8K Headset

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If a 1080ti, the fastest graphics card right now cant drive a 4k monitor properly(at high-ultra settings). Why would anything think a 1070 could drive (2) 4k screens?

A 1080ti wont be enough for this either. Unless you like like some puke inducing 20-40fps vr.

I guess if you are into low quality graphics settings then a 1080ti can drive it....but whats the point of 2 x 4k vr if you have to drop the graphics settings to crap levels?
 

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Previous articles in this site have stated that it's not true 2x4k. The screens are, but it's actually upscaled in order to make it possible to be driven by current hardware (please, fact check on my statement?).
I don't think there will be a way to "shut down" the scaler once gpus are good enough for real 2x4k, though.
 

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The headset up scales to 4k they aren't running in 4k my 1080 is running 3440 x 1440 at 120 fps so my guess it will run 90fps up scaled to 4k
 

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They have different ways to render that cuts down on the processing, they explained how their headset works at E3 and the other events.

 

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Pimax 8K does not run anything at 8K. It has double 4K LCD panels that run upscaled WQHD (1440p) signal at roughly 80 Hz, while Pimax 5K has double WQHD OLED panels running native resolution signal at 90 Hz. However since Pimax as company is terrible at giving accurate and timely technical information, even those numbers might not be 100% correct. It's unclear why Pimax claims 5K runs better than 8K, since both have same input resolution with 5K having even higher refresh rate. Possibly the panel makes it appear to run smoother even on low refresh rate? They haven't explained it and M1 prototype testers are still under NDA. We will know more in the future.
 

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Ofcourse it will not work, the 1070 struggles to even drive a single 4K at an acceptable quality settings in many games, let alone 2*4k@90fps
 
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