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Best Cpu For Vrchat (Expert Review)

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    Updated on January 2, 2023
    John Chad, Bachelor Computer Science Degree & Computer Engineering.
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    John Chad, Bachelor Degree in Computer Science & Computer Engineering.
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    John is a certified IT & Computer Engineer with a Bachelors Degree. He has worked for a International Insurance Company in the IT department before deciding to become a full time blogger to help his readers. Holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
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    1What is the best CPU for VRChat?

    The Intel Core i9-9900K is the top of our list of VR-suitable CPUs. This super fast CPU has 8 cores, 16 threads, a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz, a boost clock speed of 5.0 GHz, and a 95 W TDP.

    2What CPU do you need to be able to use VR?

    A graphics card above the NVIDIA GTX 1070 and a CPU above the i5-4590 are the two most important parts of a VR build.

    3Is VRChat more CPU or GPU intensive?

    It can be both CPU and GPU intensive. Of course, the higher visual fidelity for GPUs means you’ll need to render at higher resolutions, particularly with MSAA using a large sample count, and you’ll have to render it twice.

    4Is VR harder on CPU or GPU?

    VR experiences are very similar to games in terms of overall system requirements, so both the CPU and GPU are important, but the video card (GPU) is more demanding than average games due to the need to run two displays (one for each eye) at high refresh rates.

    5How much CPU do I need for VRChat?

    Processor: Intel® i5-4590/ AMD FX 8350 equivalent or higher. Memory: 4 GB RAM. Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD RadeonTM R9 290 equivalent or higher. DirectX: Version 11.

    6What CPU do streamers use?

    The Intel Core i7-12700K is a powerful gaming and streaming system, with 12 Cores (P-Cores) and 5 Efficient cores (E-Cores).

    7Do I need a better CPU for VR?

    Processor (CPU): Hence, dedicated virtual reality systems are usually best off with a low core count CPU at the highest possible clock speed. Intel Core i7 13700K 16 Core – Intel’s Core i7 chips are usually well-suited for VR workloads, with a small number of cores and good per-core results.

    8Is more RAM better for VR?

    Running VR requires at least 8 GB of RAM. The only notable exception is HTC Vive Pro and HTC Vive Pro Eye, which can only be used with 4 GB. HTC Vive Cosmos also requires 8 GB+ RAM.

    9How do I make VRChat run smoother?

    You can change your anti-aliasing strength (“MSAA”) from within VRChat. It defaults to 4x. Going higher will raise VRAM usage dramatically, and in some cases, lowering it to 2x or turning it off will greatly improve results.

    MSAA Quest MSAA Quest MSAA Quest MSAA Quest MSAA Quest MSAA Quest MSAA is treated separately. Per Oculus’ Oculus Quest 1 is expected to receive 2x MSAA.

    Oculus Quest 2 is set to 4x MSAA.

    This cannot be changed.

    Graphics Quality Graphics This setting adjusts the Graphics Quality profile that is used by VRChat. Graphics Quality profiles are graphical settings that control several settings at once.

    On PC, “VRC Ultra” is the default. You cannot change graphics quality on Quest.

    Generally speaking, changing these settings does not usually result in a significant improvement in results.

    Here’s a look at how each of these graphics quality profiles are set up in the VRChat project for example.

    VRC Low VRC Low

    VRC Low settings on PCVR.

    On PCVR, the VRC Medium VRC Medium VRC Medium VRC Medium VRC Medium VRC Medium VRC Medium settings.

    VRC High VRC High

    VRC High settings on PCVR.

    VRC Ultra VRC Ultra

    VRC Ultra settings on PCVR.

    VRC Mobile VRC Mobile The Oculus Quest is limited to just one graphic.

    10How do I optimize VRChat performance?

    11Does CPU affect FPS in VR?

    It all depends on the app, but a good CPU plays a greater role in VR than a regular monitor simply because 90fps is the target rather than 60.

    12How powerful of a PC do you need to run VR?

    Low End.
    – Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1070 equivalent or greater.
    – CPU: Intel i7-6700 equivalent or greater.
    – Memory: 16GB+ RAM.
    – Video Output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output.
    – USB: Ports 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port*
    – OS: Windows 8 SP1 64 bit or newer.

    13Are RTX cards better for VR?

    The best budget GPU for VR The RTX 3050 should be the poster child for PC VR gaming, considering that it is much faster than the GTX 1660 or the GTX 1660 Super – graphics cards many would recommend for entry level VR.

    14Why is VR exhausting?

    When using VR, a user’s brain is stimulated to process visual stimuli in a different way than normal. Eye strain can result from eye muscles exhausting, which is simply a case of the eye muscles becoming drained. Eye strain will not cause long-term damage, but it does indicate that the eyes and brain need a break from the physical exertion.