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It seems that the Oculus website doesn't quite agree with AMD's current lineup of CPU's, and won't certify you as having a VR ready PC if you happen to have one, either. Now, it's well known, and not refuted by any means, that the performance is certainly not on par with Intel's current generation (and last generation) of CPU's, but that doesn't mean that they won't be able to provide a good VR experience, either. So AMD has released their own list of VR ready processors so that AMD owners, and fans, aren't left out.

The list contains CPU's that have been tested to a certain standard of performance, internally, when using VR. Essentially, Vishera is more than capable of handling the complex tasks in VR with higher clock speeds. The FX 8350 all the way to the FX 9590 make the list, as well as the higher clocked six core variants. A note, however, is that AMD has amended their list and take off the APU's and Athlon X4 880 an 870K, though not because they can't do VR, but because they haven't been qualified internally yet.

Don't look, but all of the official partners' products come with Skylake i5/i7s, lowly 2133MHz DDR4, and gtx 970s except for the uberest uber models that go for $2k; they have 980s!
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For good reason, an i5 4590 is like 50% faster than a FX-9590.
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Are they considering running VR under dx11 and below or dx12, vulkan etc?
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For good reason, an i5 4590 is like 50% faster than a FX-9590.

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don't worry, i don't expect any.

because that statement is just completely untrue.
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

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don't worry, i don't expect any.

because that statement is just completely untrue.

Closest comparison I could find: http://anandtech.com/bench/product/1289?vs=837
Edited by TranquilTempest - 2/15/16 at 7:15pm
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Closest comparison I could find: http://anandtech.com/bench/product/1289?vs=837

gaming benchmarks not found.
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gaming benchmarks not found.
well, I found this, but what we really need are benchmarks in rift titles: http://www.gamersnexus.net/game-bench/1911-gta-v-cpu-benchmark-4790k-3570k-9590-more
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well, I found this, but what we really need are benchmarks in rift titles: http://www.gamersnexus.net/game-bench/1911-gta-v-cpu-benchmark-4790k-3570k-9590-more



the only bench that matters.

occulus rift resolution is
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2160x1200 (1080x1200 per eye)

so 2560x1440 is the best way to compare the 2
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the only bench that matters.

occulus rift resolution is
so 2560x1440 is the best way to compare the 2

No, that bench just outright says that every single CPU on the list is insufficient in a game as CPU heavy as that. They're not happy with games running at those framerates period.

GPU bound benches will only lower framerates further, which makes the situation worse for the user and developer. They also hide performance differences between CPU's (because they're not working at 100%, a strong CPU is waiting for the GPU more than a weak one) which makes it harder to say the true performance of any given CPU in that engine.
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No, that bench just outright says that every single CPU on the list is insufficient in a game as CPU heavy as that. They're not happy with games running at those framerates period.

GPU bound benches will only lower framerates further, which makes the situation worse for the user and developer.
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his comment was the 4690 was 50 percent faster than a 9590.
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