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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    Don't really know. My GPU is more than good enough (R9 Fury X), but I've yet to find a VR benchmark that actually stresses the CPU realistically (every single one seems to say something along the lines of "this is a simulation and thus only measures GPU performance"). With a soon-to-be eight-year-old CPU (Q9450 @3,5GHz) I'm slightly skeptical. Would probably work, but might drag frame rates down in a few settings?

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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    My laptop has been vr ready for the last two years. I have no interest in vr though.

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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    Don't have a gaming PC & never will!

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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    Quote Originally Posted by Valantar View Post
    Don't really know. My GPU is more than good enough (R9 Fury X), but I've yet to find a VR benchmark that actually stresses the CPU realistically (every single one seems to say something along the lines of "this is a simulation and thus only measures GPU performance"). With a soon-to-be eight-year-old CPU (Q9450 @3,5GHz) I'm slightly skeptical. Would probably work, but might drag frame rates down in a few settings?
    Do you not find the Q9450 is bottlenecking you graphics?

    I say this as I had a Q9550 at 3.6ghz and when I jumped from a 5850 to 7950 some games ran no better until I got my 3570k.

    So if it slowed down a 7950 it must have an effect on a Fury X

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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    Not too interested in VR gaming due to the cost of it. (I do have a little cheap VR Headset for my phone just to see what it's like)

    PC seems to handle it fine according to the benchmark but I wonder what res they're testing at.


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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    Capable of medium quality. Like many here though I would not be willing to fork out the money for VR at the moment anyway, not with the current prices.


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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    Seems like it is although it will be a long time before I invest in vr if I even do.

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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    i7 2600K + EVGA GTX 970 SSC + Windows 10 puts the arrow over the 'e' of 'Ready'.

    Everything on my system needs updating but the fiasco of a launch by nvidia and the ridiculous pricing are putting me off the 10 series cards.

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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    The old i5 2500k still going strong, with the addition of a MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
    Last edited by Baz Scotland; 25-06-2016 at 06:16 PM.

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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    Yes it is.

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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    Neither my computer's output device nor my optical input interface are capable.

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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Do you not find the Q9450 is bottlenecking you graphics?

    I say this as I had a Q9550 at 3.6ghz and when I jumped from a 5850 to 7950 some games ran no better until I got my 3570k.

    So if it slowed down a 7950 it must have an effect on a Fury X
    I've tried comparing my performance to various reviews, and I never perform below 90-95% of tests run on far newer CPUs (with RAM double or triple the speed, to boot). Most games run at around 80-90% CPU load, but that doesn't matter much. Sure, I lose a bit of the performance potential of the GPU, but I bought the card for longevity more than anything. I won't need to upgrade my GPU for at least 3 years, possibly more (I don't mind stepping down a notch or two in rendering quality in a few years). This opens me up for a proper system upgrade (CPU, motherboard, RAM) when Zen or Kaby Lake is out, which I couldn't afford otherwise. I hate replacing hardware more often than needed (it's absolutely horrible for the environment, not to mention a bad investment and buying into blind consumerism), so I plan for longevity most of all.

    If the hype around the RX 480 is correct though, that is making me regret the purchase a little. Still, I had to upgrade last year - my old HD 6950 just couldn't keep up any more.

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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    Quote Originally Posted by Valantar View Post
    I've tried comparing my performance to various reviews, and I never perform below 90-95% of tests run on far newer CPUs (with RAM double or triple the speed, to boot). Most games run at around 80-90% CPU load, but that doesn't matter much. Sure, I lose a bit of the performance potential of the GPU, but I bought the card for longevity more than anything. I won't need to upgrade my GPU for at least 3 years, possibly more (I don't mind stepping down a notch or two in rendering quality in a few years). This opens me up for a proper system upgrade (CPU, motherboard, RAM) when Zen or Kaby Lake is out, which I couldn't afford otherwise. I hate replacing hardware more often than needed (it's absolutely horrible for the environment, not to mention a bad investment and buying into blind consumerism), so I plan for longevity most of all.

    If the hype around the RX 480 is correct though, that is making me regret the purchase a little. Still, I had to upgrade last year - my old HD 6950 just couldn't keep up any more.
    By all means I am not saying you are doing it wrong but I would recommend a CPU upgrade but as you ay its not worth bothering with Zen/Kaby Lake around the corner.

    I found similar to you my CPU wasn't running at 100% but it certainly was a bottleneck, by all means the fury x is still epic so don't worry (I will be sticking with my 290xs) but your will get better performance if/when you upgrade your CPU.

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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    Just for sh!ts and giggles as I'm running with onboard graphics on a ASRock Z170 Extreme6+ while waiting for GTX1080



    Mind you, even when complete I've got more chances of catching a VD bug than I have for the VR bug. Just doesn't interest me at all

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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    doesnt matter, not really into VR yet...not much time on my hands to play anything other than a quick game of Hearthstone...

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    Re: QOTW: Is your gaming PC deemed VR ready?

    My PC is ready but not interested in VR at the moment.

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