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 MERC 310 7900 XT improved on the stock 7900 XT by 1.4% which was enough to jump ahead of the RTX 4080 FE but not enough to outperform the overclocked 4080.
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 MERC 310 7900 XT saw an improvement of 2.4% with its overclock over the stock 7900 XT, but this wasn’t enough to do much in the Blue Room test with the RTX 4080 still way out in front along with the 7900 XTX.