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I'm curious why the Steam VR score isn't getting more attention. We have direct numbers from AMD (albeit with old drivers, which is also weird by the way) that it scores a 6.3, which is 970 territory. Shouldn't a card that is designed to bring VR to the mainstream be better at VR?
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I'm curious why the Steam VR score isn't getting more attention. We have direct numbers from AMD (albeit with old drivers, which is also weird by the way) that it scores a 6.3, which is 970 territory. Shouldn't a card that is designed to bring VR to the mainstream be better at VR?
Was wondering that myself. My 970 scores 7.7 in the Steam VR Performance Test. Must be related to optimisation/drivers, I guess.
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I'm curious why the Steam VR score isn't getting more attention. We have direct numbers from AMD (albeit with old drivers, which is also weird by the way) that it scores a 6.3, which is 970 territory. Shouldn't a card that is designed to bring VR to the mainstream be better at VR?

Steam VR benchmark is pure garbage.

See this: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/4o6hx8/psa_steam_vr_performance_test_is_heavily/
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I'm curious why the Steam VR score isn't getting more attention. We have direct numbers from AMD (albeit with old drivers, which is also weird by the way) that it scores a 6.3, which is 970 territory. Shouldn't a card that is designed to bring VR to the mainstream be better at VR?

That's prolly why they used two during the demonstration. And, if the card is as powerful as the 1080, then you only need one.
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4K surround will eat 2 1080s for breakfast. Oh wait, you can't add more.doh.gif

You better stop or you will get fired. lol
Plz don't scatter his dreams for the sake of the fanboyism biggrin.gif
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post #126 of 410
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I'm curious why the Steam VR score isn't getting more attention.

Why should it? It is one of the most useless benchmarks in existence.
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We have direct numbers from AMD (albeit with old drivers, which is also weird by the way) that it scores a 6.3, which is 970 territory. Shouldn't a card that is designed to bring VR to the mainstream be better at VR?

The scale is nonlinear. Can you tell the difference in performance between the stock R9 290 and overclocked R9 290X below?




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Plz don't scatter his dreams for the sake of the fanboyism biggrin.gif

Either he was told to drop it or his shift is done. lol
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I feel bad for anyone who bought an R9 390. Time will tell if the RX 480 goes down as one of the best video cards of all time based on price/performance/wattage.

Just bought my 390 two weeks ago. I needed to get my build done and couldn't wait a month or two for Polaris. Wonder what I could get for the card now? $100?
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Just bought my 390 two weeks ago. I needed to get my build done and couldn't wait a month or two for Polaris. Wonder what I could get for the card now? $100?

Whatever you paid for it assuming you can return it to the retailer biggrin.gif
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Considering how much they talked about VR, I doubt a card that would perform similar to a GTX 980, would perform inferior to a GTX 970 in VR.
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