@KevyKevTPA. You’ve no doubt seen azmidi’s VR Bang-For-the-Buck settings review. You may very well take quite a performance hit. Since I am just a scenery gawker slowly flying around in anything small that keeps me in the air, I don’t mind a bit of stuttering for visuals that thrill me. From the Google Sheets link in azmidi’s post, here’s the effect:
According to azmidi, going to Ultra on AO causes a ~18% performance loss vs. AO OFF (the lowest setting). Hopefully, anyone like me who likes AO can be happy with something between the HIGH and LOW setting (azmidi actually recommends LOW or OFF). I’ve found going back and forth to Options, General, Graphics, and twiddling the settings and then just coming back to stationary VR at the “Ready To Fly” point that I can tell quite a bit how a settings change is going to affect the scenery and cockpit view without actually taking to flight. It saves some time finding a visual effect I can be happy with before I actually find out how much of an FPS hit it’s going to cost to enjoy that eye candy!