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 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. Here the RTX 3060 XC Black came in right in the middle of the RX 5700 XT’s in the more demanding VR Future test. The VR Maximum was a little lower at 113 FPS putting it in above the RTX 2060 KO but lower than the 2060 SUPER at 119 FPS.
In VRMark the performance was a mirror of what I saw in Superposition with the RTX 3060 XC Black coming in at 56.38 FPS in the demanding blue room test, putting it just above the RX 5700 XT’s but a few FPS lower than the RTX 2060 SUPER. The cyan room performance however put the 3060 out ahead of the 2060 SUPER, even the overclocked 2060 SUPERs.