it looks like the performance in the games is very poor on cards below 1080, according to this pimax asks about your equipment and plans for its upgrade. if you do not want to upgrade your equipment, you can change 8K to 5K with additional options. If you are ready to get poor productivity in games and are not afraid of it, stay at 8K
SweVR tested lots with his gtx1070 laptop. Let’s wait for his reports from that before making assumptions and rash decisions.
All that was said by Pimax is that a gtx 1070 won’t be able to get the most out of the 8K. they never said it wouldn’t work at all.
If foveated rendering becomes a thing then we may even see even lower end cards than 1070 become viable.
Brainwarp, no clue. Haven’t heard anything about it at all. Afaik, it’s not in use by the testers of the M1 though.
I wouldn’t pin your hopes on foveated rendering. That’s still in the experimental/development phase. We’ll probably have 1280 GPUs before we start to see widespread support for it. As for BrainWarp, I’m a bit dubious that it will work well. My concern is that there will be annoying strobing or that it will trigger headaches and/or nausea. If it was a real solution, I don’t think Pimax would be asking us about our low-end GPUs.