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 “fisheye” 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.

My first test was again in Superposition. This time I tested the VR Maximum and VR Future tests using the Vive resolution. The RTX 2080 SUPER FE chewed through the VR Maximum test with a 151.48 FPS score which was 6 FPS higher than the RTX 2080. The gap at the VR Future detail wasn’t as big at 4 FPS and that future test is where the 2080 Ti really took off. None of the AMD cards were anywhere near the top with the 570 XT the highest at VR Maximum with 122.73 FPS and the Radeon VII the highest AMD card at VR Future with 44.08 FPS. Both were running with the RTX 2060 SUPER.

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My second round of tests was in VRMark using the Cyan Room and Blue Room benchmarks. I didn’t include the Orange Room test because it isn’t demanding enough for any of the newest video cards. The Cyan Room test focuses on high detail current day VR performance and Blue Room is a future-looking test which is why there is such a big gap in FPS between the two on all cards. The RTX 2080 Ti is the only card close to the target FPS needed in the Blue room. The 2080 SUPER did gain 6 FPS in that test over the original RTX 2080, in the Cyan Room test it gained 9 FPS. Once again none of the AMD cards were coming close at all, with the Radeon VII being the closest at 30 FPS less than the 2080 SUPER.

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