VR Benchmarks

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 Maximum and VR Future tests using the Vive resolution. Here the RX 6700 XT Gaming X once again came in between the RTX 2080 FE and the overclocked 2070 SUPERs. In the less demanding VR Maximum test, it did better, jumping ahead of the 2080 FE on that result.

graph8My second round of VR testing was in VRMark which has two tests that are similar to the VR tests in Superposition. One is future-looking and extremely demanding and the other (cyan room) is more like modern VR games. The RX 6700 XT Gaming X came in just like in the Superposition results in the blue room test which has it sitting below the RTX 2080 FE and above the overclocked RTX 2070 SUPER. The Cyan room result was even more impressive, jumping up in with the RTX 3070’s.




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