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 RX 5700 Strix wasn’t really far off from the reference card here with just a fraction of an FPS between them on both results. This did still keep it a few FPS above the RTX 2060 with the RTX 2060 SUPER well ahead.

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In VRMark I ran both the Blue Room and Cyan Room tests, skipping the Orange Room benchmark because it isn’t demanding enough for today's cards. The RX 5700 Strix performed well here, gaining 3 FPS over the reference card in the Cyan Room test and a little on the ultra-demanding Blue Room test as well. In the Blue Room test this put the RX 5700 at the bottom of the chart but in Cyan Room it did much better, outperforming the RTX 2060 and 10 FPS behind the RTX 2060 SUPER.

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