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SteamVR Very Laggy

Brittle_Brittle_ Posts: 1
NerveGear
I've seen many of this question, but they are all from older years and none of the answers seem to have helped. My Oculus Rift works perfectly on games using the Oculus app, but if I try to use any 3rd party VR programs (including SteamVR) the display lags like hell and I can't do anything. If anyone is able to let me know how to solve this, it would be appreciated.
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  • ImmediateBangImmediateBang Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Hi there, I just want to say that I also have been experiencing this exact problem. I cannot offer any advice but I just want you to know that you're not the only one! (Im using the rift s)
  • Yobiwan29Yobiwan29 Posts: 96
    Hiro Protagonist
    edited June 2019
    Same here, I can't play any of my SteamVR games with the Rift S because of the poor performance. Some hicups here and there, and a feeling that it cannot reach the 80Hz needed to perfect smoothness. I did a clean w10 install, put the minimum, Steam and Oculus software but it didn't help. It seems to be a rare phenomenon. Very few users have this problem. Or maybe they are less demanding... I don't know.
    A workaround is to try Open Composite. As it works fine with some games, it is very buggy with others. You can give a try but it is not a solution in my particular case.
    Oculus Quest - MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge - i7 8700 - 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 MHz - Aorus GTX 1080Ti - Crucial MX300 500Go + 1To - Corsair RM650X 80+ gold
  • thumbassthumbass Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    I had the Oculus Rift and never had a problem playing SteamVR games...I recently upgraded to Oculus Rift S and now SteamVR is pretty much unplayable. I would have never upgraded and stayed on the Oculus platform if I was only going to be able to play games in the Oculus ecosystem.
  • RattyUKRattyUK Posts: 1,190
    Wintermute
    I'll be the odd one out and note that Steam performance is equal to that of the native Oculus games for me, but for the ones having issues - have you checked the video settings in SteamVR?  It tends to default to stupid :)
    PC info: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, MSI MPG X570 Edge, 16GB Tforce Pro Dark DDR4 3200, KFA2 RTX 2080 Super, Samsung 870 Pro M.2, 2x 240GB SSD, 3TB WD Green HDD & 4 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, Antec Modular 750w PSU, custom watercooling loop. (Win 10 Pro & Opensuse Leap 15.1 Linux) 32" AOC 4K Monitor.
    Rift S
    Laptop: Aorus X5 V6-CF1 (I7-6820HK, GTX 1070, 2* 256GB M.2 NVME, 1TB 7200 HDD)
  • Yobiwan29Yobiwan29 Posts: 96
    Hiro Protagonist
    RattyUK said:
    I'll be the odd one out and note that Steam performance is equal to that of the native Oculus games for me, but for the ones having issues - have you checked the video settings in SteamVR?  It tends to default to stupid :)
    No matter the amount of ss I apply in steamvr settings, still laggy.
    Oculus Quest - MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge - i7 8700 - 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 MHz - Aorus GTX 1080Ti - Crucial MX300 500Go + 1To - Corsair RM650X 80+ gold
  • AndyBruceAndyBruce Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    My Steam VR games are unplayable. Sometimes they start out OK but quite quickly the frame rate drops and I need to shut them down. Steam has always been a bit tricky to get working but it seems to be much worse recently. No problem with Oculus Store content.  I feel a bit cheated as I've spent a lot of money on Steam VR games.  Is someone perhaps making life difficult on Steam to encourage exclusive Oculus Store use,  or am I paranoid?
  • JimmyelyJimmyely Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    You cant fix this
  • RattyUKRattyUK Posts: 1,190
    Wintermute
    Are you folk having performance issues runing the release version of steamVR - I've stuck on the beta release since I got the Original Rift, not saying that some of the beta releases were great, but in general they have been 'kind' to me.
    PC info: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, MSI MPG X570 Edge, 16GB Tforce Pro Dark DDR4 3200, KFA2 RTX 2080 Super, Samsung 870 Pro M.2, 2x 240GB SSD, 3TB WD Green HDD & 4 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, Antec Modular 750w PSU, custom watercooling loop. (Win 10 Pro & Opensuse Leap 15.1 Linux) 32" AOC 4K Monitor.
    Rift S
    Laptop: Aorus X5 V6-CF1 (I7-6820HK, GTX 1070, 2* 256GB M.2 NVME, 1TB 7200 HDD)
  • Yobiwan29Yobiwan29 Posts: 96
    Hiro Protagonist
    I don't have major issue with SteamVR. By the way I never managed to get most of the SteamVR games as performant as Oculus ones with the Rift S. They are slightly less smooth. Even with a clean W10 installation. I think most of users won't see the difference but this subtle difference in framerate make me buy preferably on the Oculus store. I have noticed that when asw is active, there is no difference between oculus and steam.
    Oculus Quest - MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge - i7 8700 - 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 MHz - Aorus GTX 1080Ti - Crucial MX300 500Go + 1To - Corsair RM650X 80+ gold
  • falken76falken76 Posts: 2,901 Valuable Player
    What system specs are people using?  Steam performs perfectly fine on my machine.  I have an I7 7700k w/ 16 gb ram and a GTX 1070 card.  Steam ran fine on my old machine as well, it was an I7 2600k w/ 16 gigs ram and a GTX 1060 6gb card.  Steam plays fine on my brothers laptop that only has a 1060, it plays fine on my friends computer that has an I7 6700k w/ 16 gb ram and a 1060 6gb.  Am I and 100% of the people I personally know that own rift in the minority?  It's an obvious issue, I've read about steam being a problem since I got an Oculus Rift way back in august of 2016, but I've never experienced it myself.
  • RattyUKRattyUK Posts: 1,190
    Wintermute
    falken76 said:
    What system specs are people using?  Steam performs perfectly fine on my machine.  I have an I7 7700k w/ 16 gb ram and a GTX 1070 card.  Steam ran fine on my old machine as well, it was an I7 2600k w/ 16 gigs ram and a GTX 1060 6gb card.  Steam plays fine on my brothers laptop that only has a 1060, it plays fine on my friends computer that has an I7 6700k w/ 16 gb ram and a 1060 6gb.  Am I and 100% of the people I personally know that own rift in the minority?  It's an obvious issue, I've read about steam being a problem since I got an Oculus Rift way back in august of 2016, but I've never experienced it myself.
    And that is the PC scene in a nutshell, what appears to be fine on many PC's can be drivel on the same spec machine!  I have no idea why except that possibly those of us who 'have the knowledge' will tweak for performance whereas others leave things as they are?
    PC info: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, MSI MPG X570 Edge, 16GB Tforce Pro Dark DDR4 3200, KFA2 RTX 2080 Super, Samsung 870 Pro M.2, 2x 240GB SSD, 3TB WD Green HDD & 4 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, Antec Modular 750w PSU, custom watercooling loop. (Win 10 Pro & Opensuse Leap 15.1 Linux) 32" AOC 4K Monitor.
    Rift S
    Laptop: Aorus X5 V6-CF1 (I7-6820HK, GTX 1070, 2* 256GB M.2 NVME, 1TB 7200 HDD)
  • SpooderPugSpooderPug Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I have done a steamvr performance test and I am capable of running vr at max settings just fine, but no matter what settings I use I cannot get the lag to stop. I have been looking for days for an answer and it either doesn't work or works for a little while and then the lag comes back, it's like someone wants me to lag. (I'm using a Rift S)
  • TopHatPotat125TopHatPotat125 Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    edited May 24
    It seems that this (The lagging, stuttering, jittering, etc.) has been a problem for many people that use a Rift or Rift S, even though the Rift or Rift S users PC's are capable of running this software. This seems to be a problem with the Oculus or SteamVR software itself (or something to do with it) so its not really the user's fault as it seems. No matter how much the settings are tweaked no one has been really able to fix it (as far as I know). I still have yet to find a fix but if there's any way to contact the devs I think that would be a good next step going forward. I'm not 100% sure of this but am mostly sure this is the case so if there's any way to do this someone should try. (Btw I have a Rift S, and ran the Steam VR compatibility test. It said my PC was VR ready about halfway through the green bar. I am also experiencing the lag / slowness that others are experiencing too).
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