Origin EVO15-S Review: Thin, Powerful NVIDIA Max-Q Gaming On The Go

Origin EVO15-S: VR Performance and Connectivity

The SteamVR Performance Test is a basic tool that determines if your system can deliver a good VR experience. The test determines if your system can achieve the 90 FPS necessary to drive an optimal VR experience and provides a detailed report on whether it’s your CPU or GPU that’s the bottleneck. It gives your system a rating from 1 to 11.

SteamVR Performance Test
VR-gaming readiness test
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In our head-to-head VR performance test the GTX 1070 Max-Q operated right where we would expect it to. In comparison to the standard GTX 1070 the Max-Q version was just 13% slower. This puts it within the 10% to 15% window NVIDIA claims and gaves a solid VR rating.

VR Connectivity
Subjective experience

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The EVO15-S comes with a ton of expansion options, making it easy to setup both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. However, there are some caveats. In order to use room-scale with the Oculus, your Rift and all three Oculus Constellation Sensors need to be connected to your PC. This means you need three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, and one HDMI port. You don't run into the same problem with the Vive because their base stations are connected wirelessly, whereas the Rift's are connected via USB. You could use a USB hub to add additional ports, but we've heard of people running into issues while using a hub. The best bet might be just to run with two base stations instead of three, but again it's not the most ideal solution.

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