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  1. AmagamiSShay
    No, the fact that a motherboard is VR ready. I could run VR on a random Chinese board if I wanted to.
  2. AmagamiSShay
    Id suggest buiding an old PC with a second gen i7 and a HD 7970. That should be good.
  3. deadlylover
    He's aware, it's a joke. XD

    Hmmm thinking about picking up an Edgerouter X, it seems like my current Netgear R8000 can't do NAT on different subnets, gah, no wonder I've been having so much trouble getting the internet to work in the garage when using the Cisco 3560G and a wireless bridge.

    The RX570 is such good value theses days it's craaaaazy.
  4. U-3C
    We must VR ready all the thingz!

    VR ready BluRay player for watching SAO in VR, connected via a VR ready HDMI cable using VR ready braided sleeves.

    Make sure the power outlet is VR ready too. :p

    But yeah...jokes aside, the HDMI port on the XPS is not VR ready. :/

    Tried finding ways to force the Rift to be detected but all the older ways no longer work.

    Sadlly, it's too heavy. :frowning2:
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2019
  5. Ra97oR
    It seems that I can't play some of the super high res VR videos without my CPU bottlenecking out. It eats all 8 thread of my i7 easily, need to find some HW decoding option. =/
  6. U-3C

    Some hi res videos I've played use h.265. Sadly my computer's components are a bit on the older side so no hardware decoding. Thankfully I'm really not into VR videos so not a big problem for me.

    Transcoding them to h.264 solved all my issues but it takes too long/use my computer's resources when I need to be working on it.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
  7. Ra97oR
    I am on a GTX970, it seems a newer GFX card is needed for for HW decoding and the vital framerates needed for VR.

    Not sold on the idea of keeping my current PC and upgrading the GPU only.
  8. vantt1
    My GPU is VR ready but I don't have a VR headset.
  9. AmagamiSShay
    Windows Mixed Reality headsets are great for them money depending on where you live.
  10. U-3C
    Same situation. If I'm going to upgrade, I might as well go all out.

    I believe the 970 only has partial HW decoding, the 960 and 950 have full support for it.

    My 390 is just a refresh of an even older architecture so it is probably even worse than your 970. :p

    Welp, it's up to you if you want one or not. I'm super thrilled with working in VR everyday but most people I know couldn't care less, even if they have access to it for free. VR still has a looooooooong way to go and really isn't for everyone at the moment.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
  11. AmagamiSShay
    R9 390's are better than the gtx 970 by far.
  12. U-3C

    I won't say by far. Raw performance wise, it will beat it by a bit here and there. The 970 is newer architecturally, but I acknowledged that I won't be really needing those so I went with the 390 for the VRAM. Pretty happy I did. Just wish it was more efficient as the fans are always ramping up during the summer during light web browsing, and that it supported newer HDMI standards.

    Not that happy with how AMD's been slowly cutting stuff from these older architectures on a driver level. I miss being able to downclock the memory speed, actually read the GPU temperature directly via Radeon Settings, etc. I acknowledge that new features probably won't be supported on an old architecture like this (not that I like it), but not a big fan of losing features over time. VR support on AMD cards are just terrible sadly. :frowning2:

    Thankfully nothing has crippled me in terms of what I need to get done but I will probably go with Nvidia in the future just to open up my doors. An experimental build for Octane supporting RTX has just been released and the performance is absolutely insane.
  13. Muinarc
    My old GTX 780 and 970 both sold on eBay today. The 780 sold for more than the 970 which seems odd but apparently there are only a few models that work well with Hackintosh and this was one of them? Barely got anything for them considering it was almost $1,000 in GPU when new -_-
  14. U-3C
  15. muffins
    Recently managed to track all four of these down ~ Lucky Star maybe getting old, just it's still just as comfy and fun to sit down with as it always has been :3 Super happy I have all of these, finding old giveaway items can be rough :p
    vantt1, Muinarc, kn19h7 and 3 others like this.

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