CRYSTAL & AMD GPUs
It's hard to consider pulling the trigger for the Pimax Crystal without a concrete compatibility statement regarding Crystal and AMD GPUs.
Some AMD graphics cards can be supported.
Cards that have passed the test so far include: 5700xt/6700xt/6950xt.
We are still testing other models.
At this stage it is still recommended to use a 3070 and above graphics card (not recommended for 3090ti)
Are there any updates on Crystal AMD compatibility? I'm entering VR market and had to pass on 8KX due to no support for AMD cards. I preordered Crystal, would love to be able to use it when it hits the street
For now on Crystal we still recommend the GPU NVIDIA ®️GeForce RTX 2080 and above.
As we can't guarantee you that AMD will be able to finish tuning Crystal for compatibility when it launches.
Any update on AMD compatibility? I have 7900xt card and would love to preorder the headset.
Currently, Crystal supports the use of AMD 6700xt, 6900xt, 7900xt, and 7900xtx graphics cards;
Compatibility issues with other models are being closely worked on in collaboration with AMD.
Please refer to our official website for more specific graphics card adaptation information.
I own a Reverb G2 that I use almost exclusively in iRacing. My system has an RX 7900 XTX graphics card. I have placed a pre-order for the Crystal, but I'm not sure I will actually purchase. I have been trying very hard to determine whether the Crystal is compatible with my GPU, and appreciate your statement that it is compatible. However, I cannot find this information on your "official website" as you recommend in your post. This information really should be easier to find. I would also appreciate more details about the compatibility. For example, is the Crystal able to run in the OpenXR environment on the 7900 XTX?
Thank you for your support of Pimax!
On Crystal's recommended configuration page, shown as you can see, we have marked 2070 and above, but this does not mean that AMD cards cannot be adapted to our devices, so they are compatible.We are in the process of optimizing AMD graphics cards for compatibility in the hope of achieving better performance and stability.
However, we can't give you an accurate answer to your second question, as we usually recommend users to use scenarios running on the SteamVR framework.
For OpenXR, this article may help you: https://pimax.com/how-to-run-openxr-on-the-pimax-crystal/