Is 27- inch iMac Retina 5 K is ready to HTC Vive headset for developing?

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Castana
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Is 27- inch iMac Retina 5 K is ready to HTC Vive headset for developin...

Hi All

I am evaluating in building VR Projects/App with HTC Vive and IMac.

Since that my budget is not so big to buy one IMac Pro, I read that 27- inch iMac Retina 5 K is ready to HTC Vive headset for developing . Is it true?

If it is not true, Could anybody advice about any Mac more inexpensive than iMac Pro and HTC Vive compatible

Thanks for your time

Castana

Ps. Sorry for my little English

Emexrulsier
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Re: Is 27- inch iMac Retina 5 K is ready to HTC Vive headset for devel...

I believe it works, but not perfect or seamlessly, I seem to recall that you can't use this 5k imac nativelly because it doesn't have HDMI output.  You have to use a USB-C to HDMI but it doesnt always "just work".  The GPU in the machine also isn't the best.

 

SteamVR works but isn't really supports, so pair that with poor gpu performance and you sadly may have a working VR machine but not an ideal machine.

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vr_JL
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Re: Is 27- inch iMac Retina 5 K is ready to HTC Vive headset for devel...

Hi Castana
If I were you I’d save up for the iMac Pro. You need that power! I have one and VR works well in Mac OS and Windows 10 via the Bootcamp emulator. Best of both worlds!

Mac Pro (2017) 64 GB 2666 MHz DDR4 Radeon Pro Vega 64 16368 MB