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. The Radeon RX 7800 XT put the RTX 4070s well behind it here but even still the RX 6800 XT is still in front but this time around the gap is small, especially once we also figure in our 6800 XT is overclocked where the Radeon RX 7800 XT is stock clocked.
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. For this VR test, the Radeon RX 7800 XT and the 4070s are a lot closer but it is still in front but behind the RTX 3080 and the 6800 XT.