Part of m1 test Group Backer Number 444. Test Group given Priority to receive.
- Email Received: Oct 10 2018 with Tracking Number
- Courier EMS
- Processed Oct 11
- Received In Canada Oct 15 by Customs
- Released Oct 16
- Delivered to Guelph Oct 17
- Picked up on Wed Oct 18
Now have recieved both 8k & 5k+.
My Rig Setup
Windows 10 Pro
I5 6500 (stock) 16g ddr2400
Zotac 1080 ti mini
Gpu Driver: 416 (current)
UPDATED RIG SETUP
Windows 10 Pro
Ryzen 7 2700x (stock) 16g ddr4 3200
Zotac 1080 ti Mini
GPU Driver 416 (Current)
After spending a decent amount of time exploring both headsets. I can say this BOTH are fantastic! For me I favor the 8k. The lessened SDE compared to the 5k+ is just better overal imho & those I have shown. Lettering is softer but not as blurred as through the Lense made it seem.
The 5k+ is indeed sharper but I find lettering to have the appearance of horizontal lines stacked on top of each other forming the letters. But as they still a great experiences. White larger lettering shows the flaws so to speak of both headsets pixel arrangements.
The 8k surprisingly for me was performing better than the 5k+ at equal settings in terms of framerate & both similar in visual quality.
Both headsets though really shine with higher settings & more stable with higher frames once I upgraded cpu to Ryzen 7 2700x!
You can get decent results with an i5 6500 with sacrifices on either headset. The 8k had fuzzier lettering on the i5 but was still decent. The Ryzen 7 2700x though really improved everything overall.
I would Reccommemd an i7 & ryzen 5 to get the most out of these headsets. Good cpu to ensure your card can have full bandwidth & no restrictions.
Firestrike reg run gained over 4000 in score compared to the i5!