Pimax 5k+ vs HTC Vive Pro Eye


HTC just revealed the Pro Vive Eye. It is a modified version of the Vive Pro with included Tobii Eye tracking for foveated rendering. Interesting is also the increase of resolution and PPI. 2880x1600 and 615PPI.

What do you think which HMD will be the better one in relation to SDE, sharpness and degree of details? Do you expect a huge difference between the 5K+ and the Vive?


I think they need to sort out the nasty fresnels and get a wider fov before they start pushing eye tracking :wink:


Yes. I also thought HTC did an PPI increase of 37%, but it’s compared to the HTC Vive and not Vive Pro. So Pimax will win the race :slight_smile:


It seems like the new Vive Pro Eye is not even going to be a real consumer product.
Professionals/Arcades/Demos/Education and human monitoring/diagnostics will be it’s thing. But not gaming.
Game developers will not waste their time on something that nobody is going to use. FOVeated rendering Vive Pro displays with 1080ti or 2080ti is pretty useless also. The performance of the cards is enough and the games will not demand more. Again, game developers will not squeeze out a little more graphics detail just for the Vive Pro Eye.


Hello !
I amalso interested in the difference between vive pro and pimax 5k+.
Just tested a pimax 4k and the picture quality is much worse in the 4k compared to vive. Weak colours, dark picture, bad contrast etc…


depends. Most VR games are made via Unity. if a drag and drop plugin is available for unity game engine, it may very well be something you see in VR games.


Hi Mke,
I have Vive Pro and Pimax 5k, I use these Hdm only for driving simulations (Assetto Corsa, Rfactor2, Iracing , RRRE).
with these software i think that the image clarity is comparable but Vive Pro is a little better in my opinion. Pimax is better for FOV obvsiuly.
The best HDM could be Vive image quality and quality of construction+Pimax Fov.

My opinion…


Thanks for your reply @Mariom
I am very satisfied with the picture quality in vive pro.
Of couse the sde could be better but I am not very sensitive to that. I much more appriciate a sharp and colour rich picture.
I think during this year a lot of new headset will come to market.


Yes Mke,

the prospects are good:smiley: