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 RTX 4080 SUPER Founders Edition and the original RTX 4080 are right on the edge of reaching that 10000 score cap on this benchmark. The RTX 4080 SUPER Founders Edition does edge the RTX 4080 out by 86 points which was half of an FPS when we look at the frame rates. The 7900 XTX and the 4090 though are both up ahead of it.
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 SUPER Founders Edition improved on the score from the RTX 4080 by 5.2% which was enough to pass the stock clocked 7900 XTX.