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New: Pimax 5K+ with 6DOF, Motion Cancellation tests.

Discussion in 'VR Headsets and Sim Gaming - Virtual Reality' started by Flash66, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Flash66

    Flash66 6DOF Motion over the ocean in DCS FA/18-C Gold Contributor

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    I just wanted to contribute some Pimax and tracker info here.. I just received my Pimax 5K+ and found out the hard way coming from an oculus setup that Vive Lighthouses cannot be mounted on a platform for the obvious reasons. I just now mounted a Vive tracker to my 6DOF using Matzman666's Motion control/OpenVR and it works great! At first, I thought this would be a failure, but now totally stoked with this addition. Primarily I use my 6DOF for DCS and the added FOV on the pimax is incredible in DCS despite some warping distortion along the edges that's mostly noticeable to me so far only in DCS as theres'alot of eye turning involved in flight sims. Not a deal breaker, but a little annoying. Now I have to try and persuade my hardware to get a much better FPS in DCS. The Pimax HMD is very much a resource glutton as I went from 50FPS with Oculus - AA 8x MSAA 1.5 SSAA 2X to everything off and now getting around 30FPS with a lot of motion blur due to the low FPS. I'm currently running a I7 5820 6core CPU OC'd to 4.5Ghz with a 1080TI OC'd to 2032Mhz. 32MB DDR4@3200Mhz. I guess it may be time for a 2080TI and a 9900x but I'm just not convinced this may not help more than 10FPS or so. So as the case with technology especially in what we're all trying to do here, the gain in FOV to actually see your wings in your peripheral is wonderful, but the quality of the sim at this moment is less than desirable at the level of today's GPU. I'm sure a lot of it also has to do with DCS itself not being able to maximize all CPU cores. Thank goodness I didn't go for the 8K!
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    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Great news that motion cancellation works.

    A 2080ti will help a little, but I agree in complex sims it is likely to only be around 10fps.

    Many of us likely have a long wait before we get our Pimax, so do keep posting regular updates as you try out different games and settings.
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    The pimax 5k works you he(it) well with tool sim 2

    Thank you
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    Yes...the 8K is a fail, in my opinion (compared to the 5K+) ...some people said, that the distortion on the 8k is bigger, as on the 5K+ version. Now i wait for the BE version. I really want OLED.
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    @Flash66 What backer number did you have for the pimax 5kplus?

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    Flash66 6DOF Motion over the ocean in DCS FA/18-C Gold Contributor

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    I bought mine from another backer. I have another one coming in the #200's that I posted for sale on eBay now.
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    Hi Flash, is motion cancelling still working? I heard the pimax software causing some issues. And i want the Pimax 5k so badly!
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    Couldn't agree more with you. The sight of your wings is absolutely wonderful, but the only flight sim I can run in the Pimax 5K+ is Aerofly's FS2. DCS, of course, is the worst of all. I'm running an i7-8086K on up to 5Ghz with an RTX-2080. Now I really wonder how the HP Reverb will do.