AMD Driver is coming eventually?

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#21

I have a Vega 64 and there are performance issues. For example in IL2 Battle of Stalingrad I was getting ~60 FPS on my Odyssey HMD.

Exact same setting in the Pimax is giving me ~20 FPS. So while performance would be expected to drop it should not be that drastic.

2560x1440 x2 - Pimax 5K+ pixels: 7,372,800
1440x1600 x2 - Odyssey pixels: 4,608,000

So I would expect ~40% performance hit, not 66%. I am messing with settings to see what I can get as playable and will post my results in a separate thread. Might help provide some expectations and insight for AMD GPU owners.


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#22

Not yet but @ICDP is posting promising results compared to my earlier tests.


#23

After quite a bit of messing about I have figured some ways to improve/fix performance on the Vega

My SteamVR SS settings were set to per game profile and in some cases this was 200%. Setting to manual and 100% max SS in SteamVR and PiTools Rendering quality at .75 helped quite a bit.

I tried PiTools HMD quality and anything below .75 gives a horrible low res quality. I have left it at .75 for now and am finding the results acceptable.

SS at 100% and PiTools Rendering Quality at .75 gives sharpness and IQ comparable to my Oddyssey (non +) but with improved SDE.

Setting Rendering Quality at 1.25 - 1.5 and SS at 150% gives much sharper quality than the Odyssey

So I am happy to report that performance issues on my Vega 64 are vastly exaggerated and just some messing with settings were required.


#24

Awesome news!

@Hessfire & other amd users will be happy to hear this!


#25

Very good news indeed!

Now I just have to get fully moved and finish my Team Red Water Build.

Do you have any suggested settings working for Elite?

Awesome news!


#26

Looks like the R9 Fury cards are also not working. PiTool doesn’t detect that the headset is connected to the DisplayPort. So… that’s fun.


#27

Problem with Fury is it only have 4GB memory.


#28

Yeah, I was hoping it would work in Bigscreen or Virtual Desktop. That’s about all I was hoping for until I upgrade later this year.

And there are reports of a 680 ‘working’, so I was hoping for at least basic functionality.


#29

Umm can you link 680? I have seen 970 & 980ti.


#30

Thats the same card as what I have. Had a feeling it may not work.


#31

GTX 680? That’s what I have too but it doesn’t have a display port - only DVI and HDMI.

EDIT: I’m an idiot. It does have a display port. I just got a new monitor with dp and noticed the 680 had once too…


#32

#33

Interesting but can’t see a gtx 680 working very good save video.


#34

Yes. Think it will be too slow. Far cry 5, non vr, gets about 45fps at 2080x1440 with everything turned to minimum. I think it might be the 2gb memory that’s a killer in many VR games.


#35

I’d be fine if it only worked for video, like Bigscreen in the void, or Virtual Desktop. That’s actually all I was hoping for with the current card.

shrug

I’ve let a friend borrow it that has a 1070. It’s working fine for him. It’s just a paper weight for me until I buy a new card.


#36

Sorry to hear. You received a 5k+?


#37

Yep. I’d love if I could use it. shrug oh well. The perils of new tech. I’ll be able to use it later.


#38

I hear you. I had that problem in the early days when Steam came out. Bought a game & couldn’t play it as at the time no internet. Hopefully things stabalize enough for the needed upgrade.

Even a 1060 6g or 980ti can give you a reasonable experience as long as one doesn’t expect to run crazy games. @Ludx & @Fresco have demonstrated as much. So a used vid card may give you enough if boost til you can afford something better.


#39

Well if all goes well with delivery another Vega 64 guinea pig is ready to test this bad boy out today a new driver from AMD just dropped today as well I think,watch this space :grinning:


#40

I still cannot use my Pimax i received a week ago, with a AMD Fury X i a receiving alway the error 10935 in pitool…does someone knows how to resolve this issue?
Buying a nvidia card at this moment isn’t a solution.
I am using the Fury X for Oculus and also Vive development withou any issues!