So you ask people to state their settings and don't yourself. I play in VR on a G2 so what settings are you using for that? What SteamSS, what in game settings, reprojection setting, what's "decent performance", what fps in VRTo everyone mentioning fps. It is REALLY difficult to compare anything, unless you tell what resolution you're running, what LOD settings, what hardware, and to a certain degree what GPU driver. Of course anyone is used to their rig and therefore can "feel" if fps is going up or down, but just posting "I get lousy fps" (as I did yesterday before rebooting) holds as much useful information as "cats are cats".
I run RTX3070, R3950x, 64 GB RAM @3200, 970 Evo SSD, gigabit internet, HP Reverb G2, and a 4K monitor for pancake. On the 4K monitor using Ultra+, no SS, no AA and no blur, I get 60+ fps in space and ~50 fps on planets. I get decent performance in VR in stations (except the ones in asteroids), but I have not been to any burning settlement (I'm outside the Bub).
Generally speaking I see at least 10 fps more after Update 3, and even though I hope for more next week, this has been a huge improvement making the game a joy to play again, even though the VR performance (same resolution as 4K the monitor) still is meh. Anywhos