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Half Life Alyx GPU Benchmarks

Mar 18, 2008
5,435 (1.16/day)
System Name Virtual Reality / Bioinformatics
Processor Undead CPU
Motherboard Undead TUF X99
Cooling Noctua NH-D15
Memory GSkill 128GB DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 3090 FTW Ultra
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1TB + 860 EVO 2TB + WD Black 5TB
Display(s) Acer K272HUL, HTC Vive
Case Fractal Design R5
Audio Device(s) BOSE 2.0
Power Supply Seasonic 850watt
Mouse Logitech Master MX
Keyboard Corsair K70 Cherry MX Blue
Software Windows 10 Professional/Linux Mint
Original article:

This is tested on a default Original HTC Vive with combined resolution of 2160*1200 at 2.5 Million pixel to drive at 90Hz

For comparison, Valve Index is 2880*1600 at 4.6 Million pixel to drive at 120Hz or 144Hz

Regular 2560*1440 gaming monitor is 2560*1440 at 3.68 Million pixel to drive at 100~144Hz.

Super sampling at 150% or 200% scale does increase the performance demand drastically though.

For VR, you need a consistent 90Hz (90FPS) minimum to enjoy the experience without motion sickening. Otherwise motion smoothing will kick in. Although not deal breaker, it does reduce immersion by quite a bit.

First we have RTX 2060

Second, GTX 1060-6GB

Next we have 980Ti

GTX 970

R9 380
Dec 22, 2011
3,405 (1.02/day)
System Name I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK
Cooling AMD Wraith Prism
Memory Team Group Dark Pro 8Pack Edition 3600Mhz CL16
Video Card(s) Palit GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream
Storage Kingston A2000 1TB + Seagate HDD workhorse
Display(s) Crossover 27Q 27" 2560x1440 + Hisense 43" 4K
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Don't be silly
Power Supply XFX 650W Core
Mouse Razer Deathadder Chroma
Keyboard Logitech UltraX
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores Epic
My trusty 980 Ti does okay! Although I don't have a VR headset I'd like to play the game, certainly looks like the gold standard of VR games.
Apr 18, 2013
929 (0.33/day)
On paper RTX 2060 should be at the very least 75% faster than GTX 1060 which is not the case here. Something is wrong.

This looks somewhat better and more realistic: