Just received my 8K a few days ago 10/31 and write this to share
with others a few of my early experiences and impressions.
Day One reception
received Pimax 8K
busy, no time to setup just enjoyed that it had finally arrived
Immediate impression surprisingly light and nice packaging as well as good looking.
OG1 Vive owner since 4/2016
No hurry in setting up from experience knew and was expecting some issue similar to my Vive first encounter.
First Go Installed PiTool ERROR
OK not a good start
Tried everything I could think of. Time to contact support.
For background I have two computers one with OC 1080ti and another with two OC 980ti.
Trying the install on my 1080ti for the obvious reason.
I know I’ll try the 980ti really don’t expect it to work something about using 1.2 dp.
What the hell
Was able download Pitool successfully on this other computer and to connect my Pimax 8K.
Loaded SkyrimVR and was finally able to get my first impressions.
And now for something completely different
Where am I? I’m in SkyrimVR using my Pimax 8K with a 980ti.
169 active mods and its working on my Pimax 8K unbelievable!
100’s of hours playing this game with my OG2 Vive. So I know a little about the game.
Looking thru the Pimax8K
Having made no adjustments just placing on head; Nice its rendering but blurry,
Adjusted IPD repositioned for best sweet spot. Oh thats better! Hopefully you get the idea.
Gradually the image began to improve with some tweaking
Scaling seems very good felt most immersion so far in game.
Do to a case of luck by misfortune waiting on my other computer software to get fixed I was able to discover that the Pimax 8k can run SkyrimVR on a 980ti atleast acceptable to me.
Colors compared to the Vive little to no difference very nice on my 8k blacks to me very acceptable in fact the colors are or can improved by using the right settings.
Very vibrant here I was very impressed. Not expecting that nice surprise.
End of Wait…
Was contacted by Pimax support and received two dll files that allowed me to download the PiTool for it to run properly on my computer with the 1080ti. Unfortunately I had another issue and decided to just do a fresh install of Windows 10.
Happy to report that my Pimax 8K is now working with my 1080ti now.
Now Playing in Large FoV 170 and it is my preferred setting for SkyrimVR the virtual world deserves this setting and I do not like the normal FoV nearly as well here. Strangely enough I see less distortion with 170 v.s 150. The edge distortion others have reported on is so small and trivial just being about the thickness of the edge of a strong pair of glasses at the extreme outer edge, after a short time I didn’t even notice it any longer.
As can be expected and goes without saying SkyrimVR using the 1080ti Is a better experience overall with better clarity and performance over my other card. 980ti is still good with this game if that is all you have.
In conclusion just a brief first impression hopefully I didn’t harm anyone in the making of this report.
Pimax 8K gets my approval from a serious VR enthusiast and SkyrimVR modder.
Good work Pimax Team!
small necessary edit: in my early morning attempts to write these thoughts down I miss remembered one fact the SkyrimVR session on the 980ti was a fresh game not the 169 active modded game. For a brief time before windows 10 reinstall I was able to play the modded SkyrimVR on the 1080ti thru the Pimax 8K and it worked just to clarify not wanting to misinform is the reason for this edit