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Would you buy VR or upgrade your GPU or upgrade something else.
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It depends. With my rig, I would probably upgrade both my CPU and my video card to something that's more suitable for good VR performance in demanding games.

 

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For the topic, I'd at present upgrade the GPU. BTW, you posted in the wrong sub forum. redface.gif
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From what I've heard, running VR is more demanding than running a single display at the resolution the VR headsets run at, I'd also like to play all of the games I have in VR and not just VR exclusive games.

I meet the requirements for the Oculus Rift but I would prioritize upgrading my GPU first to get the full usage out of a VR setup at a good level of performance with good visual quality, in terms of graphical settings and resolution.

I'm planning on waiting for the new GPUs for a GPU upgrade though, hopefully they'll be really good and a big improvement from the current generation of graphics processors.

Games I want to play in VR, Dark Souls III, Grand Theft Auto V, Planet Side 2, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre Sequel, Guild Wars 2 etc.

Most of the less demanding games like Planet Side 2 and the Borderlands will probably run fine, but I want to play the more demanding titles as well at over 60 fps.

I can see GTA V being a real pain to run at 90 fps average, that game is really CPU intensive, some faster memory and a CPU overclock to 4.8GHz should help keep my minimum frame rate above 70 fps, however currently with my 4790K at stock and my GTX 970 I do get some dips to 50 because of my 1333MHz ram that I've had for years.
post #5 of 11
first pascal....

after vr second iteration
post #6 of 11
I have an oculus on order, still if you have to pick between the two, I'd go GPU first. The first round of consumer stuff is still going to be beta, and the prices are too high.
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I still don't think VR is ready for mainstream, too many compromises. So GPU upgrades for a few more years.
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If I had 742euros to upgrade my GPU right now, I would instead spend it on an oculus rift.

Why would I spend 742 euros on a GPU, anyway. Can just buy an r9 290 second hand/refurb with 2 year store waranty for 250 euros or less. Or an r9 280(x) for half of that. Would be enough to drive most rift games anyway, given its specs.

Now if you have spare cash to use on the first wave of consumer ready VR, by all means, get it. It's a compelling product as far as I'm aware. Just hopelessly outside of my budget.
Edited by Tivan - 1/21/16 at 6:47am
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post #9 of 11
I'd upgrade GPU(s) first... Even though according to Firestrike I'm above minimum VR specs by quite a bit.
Then I'd wait for 2nd gen VR to come out (unless reviews/user feedback were overly positive. Plus I knew next gen wasn't going to be that much better than the first).
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buy a use rift, once they start coming up for sale.
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