Windows 10: Do I need a better CPU or GPU?
I have an SSD for the system hard drive. So I dont think thats the problem. And Im pretty sure its not the ram. As I said, my friend had 32 gb ram and had the same stuttering as me when playing VR.
Im only using like 50-60% when in game, which is not much
Do the game makers specify minimum or recommended PC configurations? If so, how does your rig compare? It might just be lagging because it's not up to the task. No sense trying to fix something that's incapable anyway, so please check that out if you haven't already. VR is pretty demanding so it might just not be workable for your 3-4 year old rig.
Please let us know what you find out.
Best of luck!
- OS: Windows 7
- Processor: Intel i5-4590 3.3 GHz
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel i7-4770 3.4 GHz
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 980
So I think I am in the recommended zone. But its true that my rig is getting old. Im am considering AMD ZEN the day it comes out, but I really want to stick with my fx 8350 for now. I have a feeling that a 1070 would help, but Im not sure. Are you able to see whats wrong out of the picture below that I took today? Do you see any signs if its the CPU or the GPU? The GPU usage are jumping up and down alot, but I dont know if that is normal, or if its a bottleneck from the CPU. Any ideas?
Last edited by Joakia; 04 Oct 2016 at 13:23.
I've reached the limits of my incompetence, so I'm not sure I can contribute much more. The FX 8350 seems to be an "interesting" CPU in much of what I read about it, so there may be something about the way it picks up the load for the second core in each processing unit that's contributing to the stuttering. Have you found any rigs that actually play the game well? I've seen weird stuff happen over the years -- such as games that work better on Intel or on AMD and basically suck on the other (good on Intel/bad on AMD; bad on Intel/good on AMD). Could be something just that boneheaded. I guess it all depends on how important the VR stuff is to you. Ask the developers what kinds of rigs they build on: that might be your safest choice. I can put you in touch with my buddy Tom S. who tests motherboards and GPUs for Tom's Hardware, if you want to take this further. He knows a lot more about this than I do, and I think you need help more expert than mine at this point.
PS: If you're interested, send me a private message through the site. I'll respond with his contact info.
Im going to ask some people. The developers too. If I cant find an answer, I will send you a PM in a few days. I have to do some tests first. Thank you But Im honestly thinking its the cpu after some researching.