More clarity in small FOV?


#1

just watched the review of a french 8k owner(video in english):

he mentions at 6:12 that when using the small FOV text etc is a lot less fuzzy compared to normal and large FOV.
if others can replicate that, it would be very valuable information for the pimax software engineers, i think.


#2

I’ve not tried the small FoV yet. I’ll give it a go and see if the text is any less fuzzy.


#3

With small field of view and a beefy GPU like the RTX 2080Ti you could crank up the super sampling to extreme values so you would get the best image possible for the panel.


#4

I can confirm. Lowering the FoV often makes text clearer in some to many games in menus & such.


#5

Just tried it in the Steam room and Virtual Desktop, and I could see no difference between small, medium and large FoV, as far as fuzzyness of the text is concerned. Text is easily readable, but fuzzy (8K).

I had to rebuild my computer yesterday, so only just re-installing the games now. Elite Dangerous is installing at this moment. I will see how the text is in there, using the small FoV.


#6

Some information it gives in this video was not addressed par other reviewers ; like using a low end GPU has the GTX 1060. Could give us indication if we can’t wait before upgrading our GPU.


#7

s@pimsome games & overlays like Steam dashboard will look the same regardless. Others will look better. I think it’s related to how well it accepts wider FoV compatability.

Much like 4k monitors/TVs at one point sucked for displaying fonts.


#8

@Ludx is using a 1060 6g on his 8k.


#9

This is a good new, it’s show that inner image processing can (maybe?) be improve without cranking super anti-aliasing


#10

Do you really prefer the 8K now because of the SDE? it’s said in the french video by reviewer …


#11

Yes Still prefer the 8k vs the 5k+ due to sde. Though for desktop work would likely use 5k+.


#12

You have both side by side now?


#13

Yes. I find the 8k could be a tad sharper & the 5k+ maybe a tad softer.


#14

This happened to me too, but imho it feels like it you have steam ss on auto, lowering the fov simply allows steam to render the image at a higher res and so the text is clearer.


#15

Yep, but…
Just got home with a 1080TI have to run tests now :slight_smile:


#16

You had a GTX 1060 before no? I have one too eagerly waiting your results…


#17

Yes 1060 6go

Ok after a few tests…I reinstalled drivers because…reasons
And first tests are very disapointing, in many ways.
With the same Pitool rendering (1.75), FoV (small) and SteamSS(20% yes to compare but I tried before 50, 100 200…), Project Cars 2 almost (yes not even really) maxxed out i get less clarity, jagged edges and “only” 60fps, was expecting about 80 for small FoV


#18

Just to be clear you have the 8K and testing with your new 1080TI?


#19

This! Lower fov will increase the recommended ss setting in steamvr. Hence noticing more clarity if you’re not manually adjusting or hitting limits.


#20

Yes
But something must be wrong.
I will check what settings was using Sweviver or Sebastian when testing them (I think Swe give the settings but not sure about Seb)