While companies like Facebook are consolidating their virtual reality (VR) ambitions into a singular headset, Pimax is going in the opposite direction. This week the company announced the launch of its Pimax 5K SUPER, filling in the mid-range of its headset catalogue.
The Pimax 5K SUPER was initially revealed during CES 2020 in January in prototype form, as part of a six headset range. But the 5K SUPER is in fact a refreshed version of the Pimax 5K Plus from 2018. Just like its forebear, the new headset will feature dual 2560 x 1440 LCD panels, a diagonal 200-degree field of view (FoV) and full SteamVR 1.0 and 2.0 tracking support.
Pimax has, of course, added new features to ensure this is a proper upgrade. These include a standard 160Hz refresh rate as well as an experimental 180Hz refresh rate for buttery-smooth gaming – alongside 64/72/90 & 120 Hz modes. Customers will also gain a Modular Audio Strap (MAS) for improved comfort and ease of use and Pimax’s comfort kit face cowling for those longer play sessions.
Additionally, like all new headsets, the Pimax 5K SUPER will come with Pimax VR Experience software which aids first time setup and can optimise all VR settings.
The Pimax 5K SUPER retails for €699 EUR just for the headset, so that’s all you’ll need if you have a previous SteamVR setup. For those after the entire kit including two SteamVR 2.0 base stations and Index Controllers, the kit will set you back €1,202.00. That’s a tidy sum considering the cheaper price of the Valve Index, even if it doesn’t have quite the same specs.
In the Pimax range the Artisan kicks things off at €449 and the 5K PLUS is still available for €559. Then at the top of the pile are the two Vision 8K headsets, the Plus (€869) and X (€1,199.00) if you’re look for the best resolution.
As Pimax continues to expand and enhance its range, VRFocus will keep you updated.