This section is dedicated to the Samsung Odyssey Mixed Reality Viewer. In It we will talk about everything related to your configuration, requirements, analysis, applications and games.
This viewfinder is the high-end of Samsung in VR and went on sale in 2017.
Among its technical features are:
- 3.5 ″ Dual Display of AMOLED technology with 2880 × 1600 (1440×1600 dots) resolution.
- 110 º of angle of vision.
- 90 Hz refresh rate.
- 644 g of weight.
- Dual-Microphone and AKG 360 headphones.
We will try this viewfinder with an NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti, an 8-generation Intel i7 processor, 512 GB SSD hard drive and 16 GB RAM.[Gallery link = “file” type = “Slideshow” ids = “1778, 1779, 1777,1773”]
The Minimum computer requirements recommended by Samsung are:
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1050/AMD Radeon RX 460 or higher
- CPU: Intel Intel i5 (6th Generation)/AMD FX-4350 4.2 Ghz or higher
- Memory: 8GB DDR3 RAM Or MORE
- OS: Windows 10 Falls Creators Update
- 10GB of free hard disk space
Samsung Odyssey Plus vs HTC Vive
We will begin the comparison with the specifications of each one of the viewers.
Samsung Odyssey Plus has a 3.5-inch AMOLED dual screen, with a resolution of 2880×1600 at 60Hz and 90Hz. Its field of vision (FOV) is 110º and the PPI of 1233. It integrates double microphone and AKG headphones with 360º sound. Its weight is 594g.
On the other hand, HTC Vive (standard version), has OLED screens of 2160×1200 at 90Hz with a FOV of 110º, and PPI of 448. They integrate the microphone, but not the audio, (they come with an input for 3.5mm headphones). Its weight is 563g.
HTC Vive requires external base stations (Lighthouse) that provides a 360º tracking area of 4.6 x 4.6 m. While Odyssey follows up with its integrated cameras in the viewer (Bluetooth and Inside-Out). The latter means that in order to track it, it is necessary for the viewer to see the controllers.
Odyssey Plus has anti-SDE technology that does not appreciate the separation between pixels. In Vive, lines of separation between pixels can be seen.
The HTC Vive full pack is around 800 euros. The price of the Samsung viewer revolves around 450 euros, but to buy it outside the US, sometimes involves some extra customs spending.
Both viewers require a computer with virtual reality specifications for their use and the IPD is mechanically adjustable.
GAMES TESTED WITH ODYSSEY
First moments of the game: shoot Zombies in the canyon.
We Tested the game in its mission 1.1 which is to eliminate 15 or more robots in 2 minutes.