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. I have also included the average frame rate as well which is important for the cards at the top of the chart because for some reason Superposition is capped at 10,000 for its scores and that doesn’t show the performance gap in those cards at the top. Once again the gap between the RX 7600 Pulse and the 7600 Reference card is small but the RX 7600 Pulse is ahead by 12 points in this test. Both cards are ahead of the RTX 3060 here as well as the RX 6650 XT but there is still a big gap between them and the RTX 3060 Ti.
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 RX 7600 Pulse gained 4 points on the reference 7600 but that wasn’t enough to catch up to the RTX 3060 which is still ahead by just 36 points, all three are practically the same performance here.