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 XFX RX 6700 XT MERC 319 gained over an FPS on the MSI 6700 XT which was enough to jump over the RTX 2080 and the 3060 Ti, putting the 2080 SUPER above it.
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 XFX RX 6700 XT MERC 319 gained a little over a quarter of an FPS on the MSI in the blue room test here which isn’t much. The gap was a little larger in the less demanding cyan room test but wasn’t enough to pass any other cards as well.