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[Quest 2] 2022.2 is slower than 2021.3 when built on Quest 2



Reproduction steps:
1. Open Oculus Developer Hub, go to the Device Manager tab, and install OVR Metrics
2. Turn on Metrics Hud
3. Open the OVR Metrics tool on the Oculus device, and select “Basic” under Quick-set Enabled Stats
4. Open the user’s project
5. Build and run on the Oculus Quest device
6. Check GPU usage difference using OVR Metrics

Expected result: GPU usage difference is less than 5%
Actual result: GPU usage differs by more than 5%

version - GPU usage
2020.3.39f1 - 35%
2021.3.8f1 - 43%
2022.1.14f1 - 38%
2022.2.0b6 - 46%
2023.1.0a6 - 46%

Reproducible with devices:
VLNQA00379, Oculus (Quest 2), Android 10, CPU: Snapdragon XR2, GPU: Adreno (TM) 650

Reproduced on:
Windows 10 Pro 21H2

  1. Resolution Note:

    Thank you for reporting this issue. We are aware of it and have issued fixes which will appear in Unity 2021.3.9f1, 2022.2.0b7, and 2023.1.0a7. Public bug link is
    Duplicate of

Comments (19)

  1. DevDunk

    Apr 12, 2023 09:14

    There is a new big performance issue on the issue tracker. URP team is already made aware and reproduced it themselves (not just QA)

    Here are some other smaller issues that are relevant to VR performance as well:
    Input system optimizations performing worse in VR:
    OculusXR performing worse than OpenXR:
    Graphics Jobs not working on standalone VR:

  2. NovakN523

    Mar 28, 2023 06:36

    However, it is not uncommon for software updates to have varying levels of performance depending on the device being used. Sometimes updates can result in improvements in performance, but in other cases, there may be new features or changes that may negatively impact performance on certain devices.

  3. juan-jo

    Jan 30, 2023 17:22

    I too am still attached to the 2019.4 LTS version.
    In my tests any later version has lower performance.

    It is not understandable or admissible that later versions of Unity have worse performance on the target platforms (Quest in this case, although they also occur in other areas) as this would be the main measure of Unity's improvement, which hurts the most developers and what makes it difficult for them to move to new versions of Unity and use the new features, and I think they are the main problem that Unity should address, above new features, and even bug fixes.

  4. dclipca

    Jan 18, 2023 08:47


  5. AcidSheep

    Sep 20, 2022 08:38


    Tested this myself yesterday. The issue still persists!
    Unity Editor and Builds are noticeably slower in 2022 & 2023.

  6. Cloudwalker_

    Sep 17, 2022 18:52

    not fixed...

  7. Kabookie

    Sep 08, 2022 15:46

    Same as everyone else!

  8. glenneroo

    Sep 05, 2022 20:49

    I thought I was going crazy the last 2 months why my perf dropped from 72+ fps to 45-50. I even went so far as to recreate my project multiple times, incrementally changing values back to the original, to no avail. Changing from OpenGL to Vulkan got me about 5-10 FPS increase, but still well under the required 72 I used to have.

    I'm using 2021.3.8f1.

  9. Extrys

    Aug 30, 2022 13:59

    I would put that this happens starting from 2020.2
    where URP 10 was forced by default, introducing this performance drop

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