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 3060 Gaming X Trio saw a 1 FPS jump with its overclock compared to the stock RTX 3060 in both tests. This bumped it up over the 2060 SUPER as well as the overclocked RX 5700 XT.
My second round of VR testing was in VRMark which has two tests that are similar to the VR tests in Superposition. One is future-looking and extremely demanding and the other (cyan room) is more like modern VR games. The Gaming X Trio did 57.49 FPS in blue room compared to 56.38 of the stock 3060and 203.25 FPS in cyan room compared to 198.41 FPS stock which isn’t too bad of a bump for a small overclock.