@sneaky74, here’s my (very quick) findings and opinion.
At the end of the day, OXR vs. render scaling settings don’t matter a bit. What matters is the final resolution that’s being pushed to your headset, and whether that’s native (or as close to native as the math allows), or over/super sampled. That both performance and clarity are completely dependent on the number of pixels being driven to your HMD, and how well your CPU/GPU combo can handle that without puking.
In my case, if I drive near native resolution (regardless of how I get there), I get ~30fps, and somewhat blurry (but totally acceptable) image quality. As I go above native, the quality improves at the price of fps. Which is how things have always been, VR, not VR, potato, potatoe, it simply doesn’t matter.
Since in my case the 50 OXR/100 TAA gets closest to native pixels, that’s what I’m going with. Hopefully some tweaks or optimizations may come from Nvidia and/or Asobo that lets me increase that without the fps penalty, but I guess we’ll see. If not, my choices will be to live with it as is, or upgrade my CPU, GPU, or both so that I can drive more pixels to the hmd and maintain/increase frames.
@CptLucky8, I think this analysis would interest you as well.
My next step is going to be enabling repro and seeing what happens then. Hopefully that “letterboxing” thingy won’t come back, or if it does but performance improves otherwise, I may just have to deal with it.
A lot of what I’m saying is pure Realtime stream of consciousness thinking while my brain is going full speed, so if I sound a little disjointed, I apologize.
On a (very?) loosely related note, and to another conversation that you and I had @CptLucky8, I’ve found that by turning off WMR, it does in fact fix the problem of fps nosediving when you exit VR mode. BUT, and here’s the weird part (at least to me), I can STAY in VR mode and turn WMR off, and my VR mode remains functional with no change in visuals or performance, despite WMR no longer running. But if I then leave VR and come back, it turns on WMR automatically when I do.
I’m not at all sure how all of this interrelates, only that it makes my brain burn and ears bleed when I’m hyper-analyzing it as I am right now!
So I’m going to go back to OXR 50, TAA 100, and have a nice relaxing flight (maybe I’ll go take another stab at finding that ■■■■ crater), and let my brain CHTs cool off a bit. I definitely need to open my metaphorical cowl flaps lol!