HTC VIVE Pro vs HTC VIVE Cosmos Elite

When you compare the HTC VIVE Pro to the HTC VIVE Cosmos Elite you can see which VR Headset is better. Let's take a look of the comparison, and see which model of VR Headset out ontop.

What VR Headset is better?

I recently had the opportunity to review both HTC VIVE Pro and HTC VIVE Cosmos Elite, two of the most popular PC VR headsets currently on the market. Both models boast great specs, with 110° field of view, 90Hz refresh rate and room scale tracking capabilities that offer a premium VR experience. As far as resolution goes, however, there is an improvement in the Cosmos Elite over the Pro - boasting 1440 x 1700px compared to just 1440 x 1600px in the Pro. The minimum CPU requirement for both models is Intel Core i5-4590 but there is a slight difference when it comes to GPU requirements - whereas GeForce GTX 1060 is recommended for Pro users; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB (or AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB equivalent) are recommended for those using Cosmos Elite.

So which model offers better value for money? Based on my personal experience using them both, I’d say that HTC VIVE Cosmos Elite offers more features than its predecessor and at a lower price point. Its improved resolution means higher quality visuals than what you get from the HTC Vive Pro and its minimum graphics requirement makes it compatible with much cheaper GPUs compared to what’s required by its predecessor. It also comes bundled with controllers so you don’t have to pay extra for them as you do with Vive Pro – although both come with external base stations that allow six degrees of freedom motion tracking.

In conclusion, while I enjoyed my time spent testing out both models – if I had to choose one it would definitely be the HTC VIVE Cosmos Elite due to its superior resolution and compatibility with cheaper graphics cards making it more accessible than its predecessor; not to mention the fact that it comes bundled with controllers!

Specs comparison between the two VR Headsets

Model NameVIVE ProVIVE Cosmos Elite
Release Date201832020
Country of OriginTaiwanTaiwan
CategoryPC VRPC VR
Battery Life2.5 h
Field of View110°110°
Resolution1440 × 1600 px (per eye)1440 x 1700 px (per eye)
Refresh Rate90 Hz90 Hz
Minimum Requirements
Min. CPU RequiredIntel Core i5-4590Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
Min. Graphics RequiredNvidia GeForce GTX 1060NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB, AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB equivalent or better VR Ready graphics card
Min. RAM Required4 GB4GB
Operating SystemsMac OS,Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
Weight470 g702 g
Dimensions50.8 x 101.6 x 203.2 mm130 x 107 x 77 mm
Room Scale?YESYES
360 Tracking?YESYES
Positional Tracking?YES
Front Camera?YESYES
Eye Tracking?YES
Usable with Glasses?YESYES
Cooling SystemYES
Built in Headphones?YESYES
Built in Microphone?YESYES
Flip Visor?YESYES
Voice Command?YES
IPD Adjustment?YESYES
Lens to Eye Adjustment?YESYES
Display Port?YESYES
Mini Display Port?YESYES

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