I have a Ryzen 7 5800x + rtx3080 w/ 32GB RAM. I’m on wifi 6 on fiber. Latest nvidia drivers, etc. Playing on a Quest 2 over Virtual Desktop (so via SteamVR’s openXR implementation).
I’ve observed that many times I’ll have mostly unplayable, choppy <10FPS performance when I launch the game w/ 100 render scaling. 80 gets me playable and removes the vomit inducing rubberbanding.
However, there are rare instances where the stars align, and my game runs smooth as glass at 30FPS. I’ll be able to crank almost everything to ultra and have it at 100 render scaling. Then I’ll play with those same settings later in the day and I can’t even take off because it is rubber banding so bad and I have to crank quality down.
Virtual Desktop seems like it is streaming at 70-80Mbps many times. Sometimes it goes over to 120. I’m on HEVC with buffering enabled.
My wifi 6 modem/router combo has its 5ghz radio dedicated to my headset and I have a separate wifi 5 AP plugged in to service the rest of the devices in the house. I set this manually to a high channel since I can’t control my router’s AP channel. Then I’ll find the best channel and usually it doesn’t overlap, although oddly this modem/router has a 2nd 5ghz radio broadcasting in a high band channel but the bulk of it seems to be in the low band where there is some overlap w/ a neighbor across the street (who is at -90dBm). My signal strength seems to be at -33dBm on the low band 5ghz channel and -35dBm on the high band. I have no idea what that high band is doing other than possibly AT&T reserving it for future mesh backhaul support.
I’m struggling to even diagnose the situation to determine whether this is a wireless congestion issue, a ■■■■ modem/router (arris bgw320), or something with the game or my system. But it seems really weird that it would fluctuate so wildly from borderline playable at 80-90 render scaling to running like glass with everything cranked up. It seems completely random.
Any guidance on what might be wrong, or even how to narrow down where the issue is coming from?