Yea I intent to wait for the RTX-3080 to come out before I buy a set (Probably HP Reverb).
I’m currently on a Oculus Quest (w. Link) and 6 months old RTX 2080 Super, but because I’m sooo much addicted to VR I’m already considering the RTX 3080 Ti.
Just to drop a little cherry here, I have visited MRTV experience early Februari to compare all major VR headsets, and yes I was able to test the much hyped “pre-production Pimax 8KX”…
…with the promise that I cannot share any details until some NDA issues at MRTV are resolved… let me just “say” that the Valve Index and HP Reverb are good quality and balanced, in my opinion where your money is spend best today! With the current state of things in VR and flightsims, I personaly would consider the Valve Index #1 because it is really balanced and you’ll have no problem meeting the minimal framerates for enjoying current flightsims or any other VR game with current PC hardware. Reverb is very good also considering the higher pixel displays, but did somehow not differ too much from the Index in terms of image quality in my opinion. There was some Mura and the sound quality was a bit less.
Sidenote it goes to show that just putting a couple of 4K screens in a headset does not necessarily say it is better… there is much more to consider to have a good VR experience, like lens and image uniformity, sweetspot size, ability to keep sweetspot with head movement, comfort, ventilation, sound, ability to run at minimal FPS, etc. Based on my experience, I would really trust to be able to do intensive head-turning dogfighting or long missions all in busy 3D environments very well with an Index and Reverb, without compromises to the VR experience. It was also my first try in a Pimax ever.