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. Like in the other Superposition test, the RX 5700 XT’s all did much better in the high detail current day focused test where they fell behind in the VR Future test. In fact, the Thicc III did especially bad in that one but it was the fastest of the 5700 XT’s in the VR Max detail. This put them all out ahead of the RTX 2060 SUPERs but there is a big gap between them and the 2070 SUPER.

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I also ran two tests in VRMark. The Blue room test is a future-looking test, just like in Superposition and then the Cyan Room test which is high detail at today's levels. The results were similar. The bleu room results were behind the 2060 SUPER but the cyan room results were great. The Thicc III has a full 6 FPS on the Thicc II and is out ahead of all of the XT’s tested.

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