Is the upscalling fixed or software adjustable? I ask this because the new HTC Vive Pro now has a higher resolution. In turn SteamVR has to send a higher resolution to the HMD. Is it possible to configure Pimax 8k to take advantage of this higher resolution for sharper images, and sharper still as SteamVR increases fidelity? Did I make sense, or did I use the word “resolution” too much?
That´s not how SteamVR works.
SteamVR already renders at a higher resolution which natively is higher then the rift or vive could drive.
Then it scales the image down to the native resolution of the connected HMD. (google DSR, SteamVR scale factors,…)
With the Pimax 4k you can already set two scaling factors, one in PiPlay (the software Pimax uses, a general factor that tells steamvr which resolution the HMD wants to get)* and also one in SteamVR (a extra factor at which software should be rendered before giving to the hmd)*. So you will be able to get the maximum fidelity your GPU can handle.
Also the Pimax 4k takes a 2560x1440 signal, which is already higher then the one of the Vive Pro, which works really well without any downsides.
*if you set them high enough everything looks like a rendered movie, also you get like 3 fps, and can expierience a new level of noussea
2560x1440 has the same aspect ratio as 3840x2160, therefore there is no stretching or changing aspect ratios involved in the process
I hope 1x upscale mode option too.
Input resolution 2x2560x1440 and display 2x2560x1440(1x upscale. the space around image is black) @80-90Hz.
Or Input resolution 2x3840x2160 pixels @ low FPS
It provide more sharp image.