VR Benchmarks

As for Virtual Reality, I love it but it is more demanding than traditional gaming. This is partially because of the resolutions needed to render for two eyes and because they render more than what is immediately visible. But also because of post effects to get the proper “fish eye” effect for it to look proper in your eyes with the HMD. You also have to have much higher expectations for frame rates in VR, skipping frames or lower FPS can actually cause motion sickness in VR. Because of that, I ran a few tests.

I started off with Superposition again using its VR settings with a Vive for resolution at the VR Maximum setting the Gaming X saw an improvement of 4 FPS which was enough to jump over the Radeon VII and RX 5700 XT. At the more demanding VR Future setting it jumped the Radeon VII going from the Founders Edition to the Gaming X but the RX 5700 XT didn’t perform nearly as well at the higher detail.

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In VRMark I focused on just the Cyan and Blue room tests. Cyan being the modern high detail equivalent and the blue room test being future VR performance. This was similar to Superposition with the Gaming X getting a nice performance jump over the Founders Edition 2060 Super. In the blue room test, this didn’t make a big difference because the AMD cards didn’t handle the higher detail very well. In the cyan room test, it helped the Gaming X get closer to the RX  5700 XT but wasn’t enough to pass it.

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