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Valve Index - Specifications released.

KlodsBrik
Level 11
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kevinw729
Level 15


Lot of negative Valve sentiment but let us not forget without them adopting VR early into their ecosystem, where would VR be today.



Yes, an interesting observation.
I think for me the importance of Vavle's investment early in VR and AR is down played - the 'VR [Valve] Room' system (image) proved instrumental in establishing the first phase of this most recent adoption of the tech; and the loaner machine to OculusVR established the foundation of the acquisition. It was good to see that element, previously denied, included in the recent book on the start of OculusVR. With the second phase of this adoption I wonder how much Valve Index will have a part to play?

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https://vrawards.aixr.org/ "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959

inovator
Level 12
Everyone pretty much said all there is to say on this thread. Now it's like the calm before the storm.

Zenbane
Level 16

inovator said:

Everyone pretty much said all there is to say on this thread. Now it's like the calm before the storm.



Agreed. Now it's just back to pretending that this forum is negative against non-Oculus products, and pretending that this forum hasn't also been critical of Oculus' own products while also pretending that this forum hasn't gone through years of negativity against Oculus consumers.

Same 'ol song and dance!

RuneSR2
Level 16

RuneSR2 said:


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Suddenly my spider sense started to tingle again...

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Toad HYPE overload

Intel i7 7700K (4.5 GHz); MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Gaming X (oc 2100 MHz gpu boost, 11 GHz mem speed); 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 MHz; MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC (VR-Ready) mainboard; Samsung 961 Evo M.2 SSD 128GB (for OS) + Samsung EVO 860 4TB SSD (for games) + Toshiba P300 High-Performance HDD 3TB (for games); Win10 OS; Valve Index and Oculus Rift CV1, the latter nearly always using super sampling 2.0.

"Ask not what VR can do for you – ask what you can do for VR"

Mradr
Level 13
youtube.com/watch?v=UpPY_XNpn08
Seems like something duel lenses can pull off as well.

Over all less overhead and sharper image. Not to say that is what the Valve is doing - just seems like something dual lenses can help with by lowering the the require warping effect and offering a large FOV. At the same time - lowering the require target render just means more supported devices. The other thing Xtal used could be easy to recreate as far as "using more screen space". If Valve did go higher resolution + LCD we could see even a sharper image than what Xtal offers - but they are also using better lenses than Valve using for sure assuming some of the cost of their headset is to include DSR(L?) lenses that can cost in the upper 400 range vs the plastic ones we use for more customer friendly cost.

*Note this is assume rumors of the screens + the lens are correct. Base off what we do know - this might not be true so don't hold your breath on this information:) More or less we wont know more till May 1st or if someone leaks more information. 

snowdog
Level 16
With a bit of luck I might get some money I might be owed due to a possible government cock up with my benefits in 2011 for 51 weeks, so I might end up treating myself to either a Valve Index or a Rift S if I get it. No idea how much I'm going to get though. Some people have been owed as much as £20,000 but I can't see myself getting anywhere near that much. Probably just going to be a couple of hundred quid if anything.

I COULD do with a new washer dryer but a new headset is MUCH more important. 😛
"This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever

RuneSR2
Level 16
Something just arrived - these base stations will probably be used for the Index:

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Sources: 
https://imgur.com/a/Jmcfcs2
https://www.reddit.com/r/ValveIndex/comments/bh8jjn/base_stations_from_valve/

Looks quite similar to Vive Pro base stations (2.0):

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Intel i7 7700K (4.5 GHz); MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Gaming X (oc 2100 MHz gpu boost, 11 GHz mem speed); 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 MHz; MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC (VR-Ready) mainboard; Samsung 961 Evo M.2 SSD 128GB (for OS) + Samsung EVO 860 4TB SSD (for games) + Toshiba P300 High-Performance HDD 3TB (for games); Win10 OS; Valve Index and Oculus Rift CV1, the latter nearly always using super sampling 2.0.

"Ask not what VR can do for you – ask what you can do for VR"

Morgrum
Level 11



kojack said:


Zenbane said:

My pinky finger gets the most use when:
  • Playing Guitar
  • Drinking Tea

I don't understand how people can drink tea from such a tiny cup.

My tea cup:
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Do our cups reflect our personalities I wonder?

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Why drink from a lesser god?
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WAAAGH!

KlodsBrik
Level 11
Being a huge Lovecraft fan I soo envy that Cthulhu mug .. :open_mouth:
Be good, die great !

KlodsBrik
Level 11
SteamVR beta update:
Index controllers now support full finger tracking in steamvr:

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Be good, die great !