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 MERC 308 RX 6600 XT Black was a touch behind the 1080 Ti on the more demanding VR Future test and a few FPS ahead of the RTX 3060’s. The VR Maximum test had similar results as well with a hard line between the 6600 XT and the cards with more memory.
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 MERC 308 RX 6600 XT Black was right with the 5700 XT for the more demanding blue room test. But the cyan room benchmark was a different story. It was running up in the same range as the 2070 SUPER and out ahead of the RTX 3060’s.