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What you need to know

  • A leaked benchmark for an AMD graphics card appeared on OpenVR Benchmarks.
  • It has a rating of 103.32 compared to the 87 to 88 of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
  • The device was tested using the HTC Vive headset at 90 Hz.
  • There are rumors floating around that this could be AMD's upcoming powerful chip.

It's no secret that AMD and NVIDIA want to one-up each other when it comes to graphics cards (GPU). Recently, a mystery benchmark was spotted on OpenVR Benchmarks which pegged an AMD Radeon GPU at 103.32 when running the HTC Vive headset at 90 Hz. This even beats the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti because that only manages a score of 87 to 88. This information was first reported by Overclock3D.

There are rumors floating around that AMD is working on an incredibly powerful GPU that should be unveiled in 2020. However, only time will tell. It's unclear if this GPU will be geared towards virtual reality (VR) use or also perform this well when subjected to "AAA" games. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. As with any such leak, take it with a grain of salt because for all we know, it could be an elaborate hoax. However, that seems highly unlikely at this point.

Veteran PC VR headset

HTC Vive

The tried-and-true Vive is an excellent headset for those who don't mind external sensors and who can take advantage of a ton of accessories, including a wireless adapter. It is more expensive than the Oculus Rift S, though, which will no doubt play a factor in your final decision.

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