Pimax will be showcasing its new Brainwarp 1.0 software at GDC 2019, with Fixed Foveated Rendering, Smart Smoothing and Refresh Rate Switching as the equivalent of Facebook’s Asynchronous Spacewarp and Valve’s Motion Smoothing for Pimax 5K and 8K glasses, delivering significant performance Upgrade.
Pimax Brainwarp 1.0 – Fixed Foveated Rendering, Smart Smoothing and Refresh Rate Switching for Pimax Glasses
Following the announcement of new tough business versions of its Pimax RE VR eyewear, the company announces new software updates for its Pimax eyewear. The new Brainwarp 1.0 software is intended to provide a performance update and thus a better user experience for Pimax 5K and 8K glasses in the future. For the first time, the features were presented in a beta version in early February.
Fixed Foveated Rendering is currently only available for Nvidia RTX graphics cards. The function makes it possible to render only a specific image section in the field of view in full resolution in order to save computing power. The edge, barely perceptible by the human eye, is simultaneously reduced in resolution to save computing power. The feature will be extended to older graphics cards in the near future. Oculus also uses its handy feature for its Oculus Go and upcoming Oculus Quest.
The built-in Smart Smoothing feature automatically activates at a frame rate drop below 90 FPS for better frame rate or VR content. The frame rate is reduced to half, while the remaining frames are artificially generated thanks to an algorithm. As soon as the GPU is able to provide the desired performance again, it returns to the standard rate.
Thanks to refresh rate switching, the frame rate can be set individually for both 5K and 8K glasses. For example, users can choose between a refresh rate of 90 Hz, 72 Hz or 64 Hz (Pimax 5K and 5K +) or 80 Hz (Pimax 8K), 72 Hz or 64 Hz.