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Basic specs Price: $ 899
Metascore
Model Pimax 8K
Manufacturer Pimax (see all products)
CategoryPC VR
Resolution 3840 × 2160 px (per eye)
4K
Field of view (FOV)200°
Release date2018
CountryChina

Pimax Pimax 8K review

The Pimax 8K is a tethered VR headset launched on Kickstarter by Pimax, a manufacturer based in China. Pimax also refers to this headset as the Pimax M2.

This VR headset has a wide FOV of 200°, which is very close to the human maximum FOV of 220°. Initial community feedback is quite positive concerning this wide FOV.

According to the manufacturer, this VR headset has two displays running at 4K resolution per eye, hence its name Pimax 8K. However, it is actually upscaling a 2 x 2560 x 1440 resolution. Therefore the Pimax 8K doesn’t feature true 8K resolution, but the manufacturer is using the 8K as a marketing term. For native 4K resolution per eye, users may opt for the Pimax 8K X (and a more powerful computer).

Pimax 8K VR headset main features

  • 220° FOV and 4K per eye resolution: for a more immersive virtual reality experience.
  • Brainwarp: this technology boosts up the headset’s refresh rate, reduces latency, and requires less GPU power.
  • Full positional tracking (6DoF): for a smoother VR experience.
  • Built-in headphones: provides full audio immersion.
  • Open VR system: the Pimax 8K is fully compatible with three VR content platforms (Oculus, SteamVR, PiHome), as well as third-party accessories like the HTC VIVE controllers and tracking cameras.

Pimax 8K (M2) optional modules

Users have the option to customize their VR experience by purchasing extra modules, such as:

  • Wireless transmission: for cable-free virtual reality.
  • Leap Motion support: provides a more fluid experience with this hand motion tracker.
  • Pimax Knuckles controllers: the controllers have five-finger tracking, for increased functionality.
  • Eye-tracking: offers users better immersion by detecting the user’s gaze.
  • Cooling fan: to avoid overheating.

Pimax 8K price

This tethered VR headset is available at the manufacturer price of $899, without the controllers. A bundle with Pimax VR controllers is available for $1068.

Pimax also manufactures the Pimax 4K and Pimax 5K+. Discover more tethered VR headsets with our comparison engine.

 
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General

ModelPimax 8K
ManufacturerPimax
Metascore
Price $ 899
Release date2018
CountryChina
StatusAvailable
CategoryPC VR

Display

Display type
Resolution 3840 × 2160 px (per eye)
4K
Refresh rate80 Hz
Field of view (FOV)200°

VR/AR Experience

Room scale Yes
360° tracking Yes
Positional tracking Yes
Built-in front camera
Eye tracking Yes
Hand tracking Yes

Features

Usable with glassesYes
Cooling systemYes
Built-in headphones
Built-in microphoneYes
Flip-up visor
Voice command

Compatibility

Min CPU (Processor)Intel i7
Min GPU (Graphic Processor)NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080Ti and AMD® equivalent or above
Min RAM (Memory)16 GB
OSMicrosoft Windows

Hardware

Weight500 g
Dimensions180 × 117 × 90 mm
Battery life
IPD adjustmentYes
Lens-to-eye adjustmentYes

Connectivity

USBYes
Micro USB
DisplayPortYes
mini DisplayPort
HDMI
Micro SD Card
Bluetooth
Wifi
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