A new VR headset from the makers of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, according to a new study.
The study looked at VR headsets based on what users experienced in virtual worlds, but also looked at how well the headsets performed in real life.
“What we found is that the Vive headset, which was designed to deliver a better experience in VR, was actually more than 10 times better at rendering VR scenes than the Oculus headset,” said Dr. Daniela Mancuso, an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
“When it comes to rendering virtual worlds with high quality, VR headsets are not only more immersive, they are also more efficient than the more common ‘light’ VR experiences, such as the Oculus,” Mancos study said.
“The more you look at the details of the world around you, the more accurate and clear you can see it.
That is why you can really enjoy a VR experience if you can accurately perceive the world.”
The research, which included participants who experienced VR, also found that the VR headsets outperformed the VR experience when it came to making sense of the environment.
“We found that VR headsets with high spatial resolution were significantly better than their less detailed counterparts in that they were able to capture more detailed virtual environments,” Mancero said.
The VR headsets, which cost upwards of $500, also outperformed other headsets on a number of benchmarks.
The researchers tested the performance of the VR headset on a variety of scenarios, including navigating a maze, walking a long walk and even playing a video game.
“One thing we were very surprised to see was that the Rift headset had the advantage of being able to create more realistic virtual worlds,” MANCUSO said.
In one example, participants were given a maze in which they could see objects that were far away from them.
But the VR device also showed them a maze that they could actually walk around, which meant that the user could actually navigate the maze without any input from the user.
The second study used a similar setup to see if the VR devices performed better on a task that requires a good amount of attention.
“For the first task, we found that Oculus headsets were the best in that the latency was not much of a concern,” Manceo said, adding that Oculus and Vive headsets were also the best performers on a similar task.
“However, the second task involved a large amount of interaction, so we saw that Oculus was the best.
It’s because of that that Oculus is able to provide a more immersive experience for people with VR,” she said.
While it may be possible to upgrade a VR headset, many people opt for a more expensive model with a better VR experience.
The Vive is available now for $799.
But for those who want to get into the VR world, Mancys study showed that the HTC Rift headset performed similarly to the Oculus in terms of the quality of the experience.
“They both had similar results in terms for accuracy, but the Rift was significantly better,” she noted.
“It was actually quite a bit better in terms, for example, in terms how much detail was captured in the environment and how well it was able to render those environments,” she added.
“That’s because the Vive had a very small amount of processing power, whereas the Oculus had a larger amount of processor power.
So they were both able to be able to produce better VR experiences.”
Mancos’ study also found some interesting results in regards to the ability to get the most out of a VR device.
“If you look for the right VR headset to fit the right needs, there’s not much to it,” she explained.
“But the Vive, in general, is a very good choice for VR.
It has a lot of power and it’s very affordable.”