VR image shimmering during movement but steady when no motion.
I've tried various settings on GPU and overclocking CPU but no real difference..
Baseboard is PrimeZ490-P
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700K CPU @ 3.80GHz, 3792 Mhz, 8 Core(s), 16 Logical Processor(s)
GPU AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Memory 32 G DDR-4
Headset quest 2
Can you suggest an affordable upgrade?
I understand the frustrations of dealing with VR image shimmering, especially when you've tried adjusting settings and even overclocking. Let's dissect this piece by piece to come up with a solution that aligns with your current setup.
1. Understanding the Issue:
Shimmering in VR typically arises due to discrepancies between the rendered resolution and the display resolution of your headset. It can also be exacerbated by anti-aliasing settings or when a VR scene is overloaded with intricate details.
2. GPU & CPU Settings:
You mentioned you've tried various settings on your GPU and even overclocking your CPU. Anti-aliasing (a technique used to smooth out jagged lines) can sometimes result in shimmering if not set appropriately. Ensure you've experimented with settings like TAA (Temporal Anti-Aliasing), which is known to work well for VR in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
3. System Check:
Your system specs, particularly the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, should technically handle MSFS in VR without much trouble. But, it's worth noting that VR requires significantly more computational power compared to standard displays. This is because it needs to render a scene twice (once for each eye) and maintain a higher frame rate for a comfortable experience.
4. Quest 2 & Link Cable:
Are you using the official Oculus Link Cable or a third-party one? Sometimes the cable quality and transmission rate can impact the visual quality in VR.
5. Potential Solutions:
6. Affordable Upgrade Options:
If after trying all the above, you're still facing issues and considering an upgrade, my suggestion would be:
Remember, before investing in new hardware, it's crucial to pinpoint where the bottleneck is occurring. Utilize tools and monitor system performance to determine if it's indeed a hardware limitation causing the shimmering.
If you can provide more details about the exact settings you've tried and specific scenarios where you notice the shimmering most, I can offer more targeted advice.
Hoping this helps! Safe virtual skies!
Many thank for your time and suggestions Ian. I'll give then a shot and hopefully get a result.
I forgot to mention that I use "airLink" rather than cable. I do have a cable although
not the official one, not a cheapy one either. The problem is worse with the cable link.
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