I have been enjoying virtual reality some times using my powerful VR-ready gaming laptop. Last year I have played VR games with the original Oculus Rift and it ran very well on my laptop without any problems at all and at the moment I am using the Oculus Rift S. But right now I am dealing with a really annoying stuttering problem on the Rift S connected to the same laptop and I don't know what causes the problem after investing a lot of time in research and testing. The problem will make games unplayable for me.
The problem I am having is that in all games and even in the Oculus home app, gaming will quickly become unplayable after a while because of big stutters. Games will slowly ramp up in stutter/frame drop and will become more laggy over a periode of around 10 seconds, then they will reach their peak in stutter and lag and sometimes I can see a black border because the VR-display can't be rendered. After this has happened, everything will run smoothly for around 5 seconds and after that I can feel and see it run more laggy again. Even in the Oculus home app, it will have this problem with at its peak stutters every 15 seconds, I can see black around the current rendered screen because of the stutter. It is a consistent type of lag/stutter that will come back in time intervals in every game and makes everything unplayable. I have found an interesting piece of information:
My GTX 1070 max-q will go up and down in usage in the same tempo and time interval of the lag/stutter that will ramp up and be gone after some seconds.
My laptop is running the following specs and thus is vr-ready: - Intel core i7 8750h - Nvidia GTX 1070 max-q - 32 GB's of RAM memory
I tried to find a solution for this stutter/lag problem by doing all of this: - Making sure the laptop isn't thermal throttling during VR. - Making sure the laptop isn't power limit throttling during VR. - Clean install of Windows 10 and updating to latest version. - Reinstall the Oculus application. - Update all drivers. - Testing non-VR games and my laptop runs GTA 5 on high graphic settings fine.
If someone could help me with the problem, that would be very appreciated! Because I would really like to enjoy playing VR on the Rift S with my laptop again. Thank you in advance!
also you might want to go into the nvida menu and use all option for increased performance. after a clean install and driver updates everything goes back to a default state, where it goes for more quality.
Thanks for the suggestions! They didn't help me get rid of the stutter. It is a strange problem because it also happens just while looking at a plain wall. And at a consistant time interval the stutter will go up and down and when it is gone for a few seconds everything is very smooth. It isn't something I experience in other non VR pc games