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 Future test using the Oculus resolution. Here the RTX 4080 Founders Edition is once again in second but looks close to the RTX 4090 but don’t let that fool you. The 4090 found the score cap of 10,000 which is holding it back significantly. The gap between the RTX 4080 Founders Edition and the 3090 Ti here is impressive though, not to mention the 3080 Ti that the RTX 4080 Founders Edition is replacing.
My second round of VR testing was in VRMark which has three tests that are similar to the VR tests in Superposition. I only focused on just the most demanding test called Blue Room which is looking more at future VR performance. The RTX 4080 Founders Edition, once again, is second to its big brother the RTX 4090 which once again nearly breaks the graph from being so far out in front. The RTX 4080 Founders Edition beat the 3090 Ti by almost 20% and improved on the RTX 3080 Ti by an impressive 40%.