Valve Index

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Valve Index
DeveloperValve Corporation
TypeVirtual reality headset
Release dateJune 28, 2019
Introductory priceUS$999[1][2]
Operating systemWindows, Linux
Display2880×1600 (1440×1600 per eye) LCD @ 90Hz, 120Hz, or 144Hz[3]
SoundIntegrated headphones, 3.5mm audio jack, built-in microphone[3]
Controller inputValve Index Controllers (formerly known as Knuckles controllers)
CameraFront-facing 960×960 stereo cameras[3]
ConnectivityDisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0 expansion port[3]
Supports HTC Vive and Vive Pro Controllers and HTC Vive and Vive Pro Base Stations[4]
Related articlesHTC Vive
WebsiteOfficial website

Valve Index is a virtual reality headset created and manufactured by Valve Corporation. Announced on April 30, 2019, the headset will be released on June 28, 2019.[5][6] The headset uses a 1440×1600 LCD panel for each eye for a combined resolution of 2880×1600. The panels are full RGB and can operate at frame-rates of 90, 120, or 144 frames per second.[3] The headset uses an improved version of Valve's Lighthouse tracking system.[5] The headset is intended to be used with the Valve Index Controllers, known during development as the Knuckles Controllers,[7], but is also backwards compatible with the HTC Vive and HTC Vive Pro controllers.[4] Valve Index will support both the Windows and Linux operating systems.[4][8]


  1. ^ Tucker, Jake (2019-04-30). "Valve Index Headset: Price, release date, specs for Valve's new VR headset". Trusted Reviews. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  2. ^ Hollister, Sean (2019-04-30). "Valve's Index VR headset will officially cost $999, and here's what it's all about". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Headset - Valve Index - Upgrade your experience". Valve Corporation. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Valve Index Headset on Steam". Steam Store. Valve Corporation. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b Machkovech, Sam (2019-04-30). "Valve Index reveal: The best of VR's first generation—but is it worth $999?". ArsTechnica. Conde Nast. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  6. ^ Higham, Michael. "Valve Index Impressions - A Necessary But Incremental Step For PC VR". GameSpot. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  7. ^ Lang, Ben (2019-04-01). "Valve Index and Knuckles Pre-orders Confirmed for May 1st, Shipping in June". Road to VR. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  8. ^ "Valve's Index VR Headset Will Support Linux". Tom's Hardware. 2019-04-07. Retrieved 2019-04-19.