1. iThunderbirt's Avatar
    Hello HTC Vive owners!

    I have an interest in the HTC Vive and I am curious to know what video card your are using ? Nvidia or AMD? Might one be recommended over the other?
    06-12-2016 12:29 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    06-17-2016 03:52 PM
  3. Matt Brown's Avatar
    I'm in the middle of building my VR PC rig and settled with a reference GTX 1080. Definitely interested in AMD's RX480 though...
    06-17-2016 04:32 PM
  4. badelhas's Avatar
    I use the Vive with a nvidia GTX 1070 and I'm very happy with the performance. I get occasional bsod, though, but I don't know if it's from the gpu since I upgraded it when I got the Vive.
    07-28-2016 12:18 AM
  5. EgoAnt's Avatar
    I just grabbed a 1080 and it's pretty slick. Honestly I think that VR has really rekindled the video card wars - and that's good for us as consumers. I wouldn't recommend NVidia over AMD right now, though - I went with NVidia because it is the devil I know. I'm used to the company's quirks and didn't want to jump to a whole new batch of problems - because every tech company has their own set of issues. =)
    jayblazer likes this.
    07-29-2016 11:52 AM
  6. iThunderbirt's Avatar
    Cool! Thanks everyone for your feedback.

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    07-29-2016 05:30 PM
  7. MyOtherUserNameIsTaken's Avatar
    Can you sli or crossfire in vr?
    09-16-2016 09:54 AM
  8. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I have an EVGA GTX 970 and with the Oculus Rift it does a wonderful job!

    I don't actually know about the SLI/Crossfire, but I see a lot of "VR-ready" PCs and Laptops offered by a lot of companies and they use to install the video card in SLI/Crossfire so it may work, maybe not needed but Works.
    09-16-2016 01:58 PM
  9. krisguy's Avatar
    I ended up going with a AMD setup, Sapphire RX460 card (works fine for Vive), and AMD FX-8370 proc and MSI 970 Gaming board with 16GB of RAM. 500USD on amazon for that setup.
    09-17-2016 12:22 AM
  10. krisguy's Avatar
    I just grabbed a 1080 and it's pretty slick. Honestly I think that VR has really rekindled the video card wars - and that's good for us as consumers. I wouldn't recommend NVidia over AMD right now, though - I went with NVidia because it is the devil I know. I'm used to the company's quirks and didn't want to jump to a whole new batch of problems - because every tech company has their own set of issues. =)
    My AMD setup works just fine when I installed Crimson (AMD's Radeon software) and did a fresh install of Win10. At this point, sticking with the devil you know is not a bad option.
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    09-17-2016 12:23 AM
  11. badelhas's Avatar
    I ended up getting the Nvidia 1070 but because I wanted something a little more future proof. But the marketing also influenced me, of course. 500 euros for a gpu is not very wise spending.
    10-13-2016 12:36 PM
  12. Michael DeLaMarre's Avatar
    I just got a GTX 1080 and it is awesome. I will say though, I've already bumped up against the card's limitations by putting all graphics settings on ultra for a few games. Super sampling is another way to quickly utilize your new gpu to it's limits. I think one argument for Nvidia at the moment is that their cards use less power than similar AMD cards, so you can over clock them without hitting thermal limits. VR gives you legitimate reasons to want to over clock any card you buy (the experience with higher graphic settings is way better), so that's one thing you may want to consider.
    12-09-2016 10:15 PM
  13. Russell Holly's Avatar
    I'm running a GTX 980 Ti, and currently don't see a reason to upgrade. Hopefully this keeps me through the next year, I'd prefer the 1080 series to jump to Ti before I upgrade!
    Brad Boyer likes this.
    12-15-2016 01:11 PM
  14. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Does any of you though about upgrading to a full AMD setup once Vega become available next year?

    I saw some videos and news and looks pretty good in each side (CPU, GPU and even AI).

    I use an AMD CPU + NVIDIA GPU (Weird for most) and works very well, but maybe it's time to try a full AMD setup.
    12-15-2016 03:09 PM
  15. badelhas's Avatar
    I'm running a GTX 980 Ti, and currently don't see a reason to upgrade. Hopefully this keeps me through the next year, I'd prefer the 1080 series to jump to Ti before I upgrade!
    Yeah, if I had your card I wouldn't upgrade to the 1080 as well.
    12-15-2016 04:07 PM
  16. VirtuaTyKing's Avatar
    Does any of you though about upgrading to a full AMD setup once Vega become available next year?

    I saw some videos and news and looks pretty good in each side (CPU, GPU and even AI).

    I use an AMD CPU + NVIDIA GPU (Weird for most) and works very well, but maybe it's time to try a full AMD setup.
    It's very exciting that Intel and Nvidia might finally get some competition in the PC enthusiast market. All the better for everyone! At least lets hope that happens.
    Chemy JMHT likes this.
    12-15-2016 05:07 PM
  17. KermEd's Avatar
    For my development rig, I'm using an R9 380 for AMD and an ATI 1070. The 1070 is about 50% more powerful, but I've found (as a developer) my games play about the same speed regardless. I'm suspecting with current gen game engines the bottleneck is mostly related to single tasking and CPU thresholds... hoping to test more engines over the next few months though.

    We are getting interesting & unique bug reports by 1080 users.
    12-19-2016 09:16 PM
  18. papernut's Avatar
    980ti here. So far no issues with it and my Vive.
    12-20-2016 12:51 AM
  19. VirtuaTyKing's Avatar
    For my development rig, I'm using an R9 380 for AMD and an ATI 1070. The 1070 is about 50% more powerful, but I've found (as a developer) my games play about the same speed regardless. I'm suspecting with current gen game engines the bottleneck is mostly related to single tasking and CPU thresholds... hoping to test more engines over the next few months though.

    We are getting interesting & unique bug reports by 1080 users.
    I suspected this! Most games when supersampled don't scale well. SportsBar VR being one of the exceptions.
    12-20-2016 07:57 AM
  20. Pyrock's Avatar
    im hanging out for the new VEGA gpu's. cant wait to see if they can live up to their claims of better performance than the Nvidia chips
    02-01-2017 01:51 AM
  21. badelhas's Avatar
    Have you guys tried the Deus Ex Mankind VR experience? There's lots of graphic settings to fiddle with
    02-01-2017 03:05 AM
  22. JavelinJake's Avatar
    GTX 980 Ti - It does the job!
    iThunderbirt likes this.
    02-14-2017 05:41 PM
  23. iThunderbirt's Avatar
    Have you guys tried the Deus Ex Mankind VR experience? There's lots of graphic settings to fiddle with
    I have not gotten into the Deus Ex series. Have you played Deus Ex Mankind VR? Interesting to know that some graphic settings needs to be made for it. What type of graphic setting tweaks you need to perform?
    02-14-2017 09:28 PM
  24. badelhas's Avatar
    I have not gotten into the Deus Ex series. Have you played Deus Ex Mankind VR? Interesting to know that some graphic settings needs to be made for it. What type of graphic setting tweaks you need to perform?
    I meant that there's lots of graphic settings, that's all.
    iThunderbirt likes this.
    02-15-2017 02:39 AM
  25. Matt Brown's Avatar
    I'm using a reference GTX 1080, but if you're looking to get a new card still, I'd personally stay away from reference cards if possible. The 1080 is also a beast of a card, and while it helps with supersampling and some more demanding tasks, it's honestly a little overkill for VR in its current form. Other NVIDIA Pascal cards, like the 1070 and 1060, are great cards to get started with desktop VR.
    02-21-2017 09:55 AM
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