I’m currently running an Intel i7-4790, 16Gb RAM, nVidia GTX 970. Since we won’t have controllers/lighthouses for a while, I tried running the 5k+ on this setup for giggles to see if I could do desktop-type VR. It does work. Sort of. Virtual Desktop loads and gives a full VR environment, but the headset doesn’t track around well and it’s quite choppy, even when reporting 80-90 FPS. This wasn’t unexpected, but a little disappointing.
I’m aware that the recommended GPU is a 1070 or better. I figured a 970 should be adequate to do more “static” VR stuff like Virtual Desktop and I’m curious if the bottleneck is more CPU-based than GPU. I’m not terribly well versed in the current technologies, so forgive me if I’m expecting too much.
I’m going to be upgrading to a 1080 or better in the near future. Just trying to decide if I should replace the CPU as well. Any thoughts would be most appreciated.