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. I was impressed to see that the small overclock was enough to get an extra 4 FPS at the maximum detail setting. Even at the future detail there was an improvement. Overall it put the RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC right up there with the RTX 2080 FE.
My second set of tests were in VRMark where I ran the Blue Room and Cyan Room tests. Blue Room is a future-looking test that is ultra demanding and none of the cards I have tested have reached the FPS goals on that one yet but the Gaming OC did see an improvement up over the Founders Edition. The Cyan Room test, on the other hand, didn’t have that same improvement, in fact, it was one FPS slower somehow even after retesting both cards using the latest drivers.