FrgMstr

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AMD & NVIDIA GPU VR Performance: Pool Nation VR - If shooting pool is a passion of yours, then Pool Nation VR should be on your list if you own an HTC Vive. Even if you are not a pool shark, this title will likely lure you in to spending many hours shooting stick. But to make it look stunning, you will need a heavy duty GPU up to the task.
 

jbc029

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Good review. Thank you for also noting the VR Works implementation in the game. Excellent example of NV spending their time on their preferred engine (and it is a nice looking game, even if not maxed out). AMD spent the time on Vulkan, NV on UE4 and it shows in both cases.

Edit: and big ups for the 980ti crushing this title so hard. That's impressive for a two year old card.
 

Burticus

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Would have liked to have seen more actual pool in their demo video instead of breaking beer bottles. Either way... it gave me a little headache.. how long was that? 60, 90 second?

I wonder how it would be with the actual headset gear.
 

FrgMstr

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Would have liked to have seen more actual pool in their demo video instead of breaking beer bottles. Either way... it gave me a little headache.. how long was that? 60, 90 second?

Plenty on Youtube. Just would rather use the devs videos in our articles.

I wonder how it would be with the actual headset gear.

I think I commented on this...
 

ol1bit

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I've been happy with my 970 so far....I have a 1070 Zotec Amp sitting in my Amazon cart....just havn't needed it yet.
 

ChrisC

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Interesting to see VRWorks showing up now. Wonder if this is the start of the deluge coming up?
 

noko

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Yeah, some specific optimizations or hardware use in a title. Too bad LiquidVR is no where to be seen unless it will be used on PS4VR. I think using something like VRWorks will increase performance and IQ significantly when used and then again when two cards can render to each eye. So a lot of performance can be had with VR much more so then what is being used. In other words I really don't think there will be too much hardware limitations (Well not thinking about AMD here) for dramatic increases of IQ.
 

HeadRusch

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Any chance of HardOCP doing a review of the beta ASW setting now available for the Oculus Rift??? It's a registry hack but it's legit, some people are claiming miracles enabling it......note this isn't Asynchronous Time Warp, it's Asynchronous Space Warp..one of the features that is driving down the entry-requirements for Oculus Rift (and VIVE soon I'm sure, too) on PC.....but its not out in an official release yet.
 

Ripskin

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With the camera on it mapping out multiple players would be cool, other than the wires.

Looks like one of the better VR games and like fun.
 

MavericK

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Good game, I picked it up on a sale not too long ago. Wish there were more mini-games but it is fun to mess around with. Performance is really good.
 
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