SteamVR Benchmark Test Performance - GTX 980Ti VS R9 Fury X

SteamVR Benchmark Test Performance - GTX 980Ti VS R9 Fury X

HTC Vive Recommended PC Specifications announced

SteamVR Benchmark Test Performance - GTX 980Ti VS R9 Fury X

 

Valve has just released their new Steam VR Benchmark Test. Let's see how well AMD's R9 Fury X and Nvidia's GTX 980Ti perform in this new benchmark test. 

 

SteamVR Benchmark Test Performance - GTX 980Ti VS R9 Fury X

 

This new benchmark test from Valve runs a virtual VR headset in your machine and showcases a Portal-esque environment, testing both your CPU and GPU performance to see whether ot not it is suitable for Steam VR. 

 

Test Setup  

We will be testing this game on our dedicated GPU test rig using the current flagship GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. Both GPUs will be the reference design and will be ran at stock settings. 

Both GPUs are ASUS reference models, with stock clocks and reference cooling designs, with the R9 Fury X featuring AMD's Cooler Master made water block and Nvidia's GTX 980Ti offering Nvidia's standard blower fan cooler design. 

 

Drivers 

For this game we will be using the newest drivers that were available when the game released, which is Nvidia's Game Ready Geforce 361.91 driver and AMD's 16.1.1 Hotfix driver, both of which became available to the public in the past month.  

 

AMD R9 Fury X & Nvidia GTX 980Ti
Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.7GHz
ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
G.Skill Ripjaws 4x4GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair HX1200i
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 

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Nvidia GTX 980Ti (Left), AMD R9 Fury X (Right)

 

Performance

Both AMD's R9 Fury X and Nvidia's GTX 980Ti both are listed as VR ready for the application, with both GPUs having framerates that sit in the very high FPS mark in the fidelity graph below. 

Both GPUs sat at over 90FPS at all times though the Nvidia GTX 980Ti was given a higher score of 10.5, whereas the AMD R9 Fury X was given a score of 9.7, both of which is listed as Very high by the application. 

 

  SteamVR Benchmark Test Performance - GTX 980Ti VS R9 Fury X  SteamVR Benchmark Test Performance - GTX 980Ti VS R9 Fury X

 

Conclusion

VR is very new and it is great to see a performance benchmark that test your system to see if you are VR ready. Hopefully we will soon see more advanced benchmarking tools for VR, especially from respected benchmark makers like Futuremark.

Both AMD and nvidia perform well in this test, with the R9 Fury X and the GTX 980Ti getting Very high ratings and scores of above 9.7. Nvidia's GTX 980Ti has a lead in this test, getting a score of 10.5, which is 0.8 higher than AMD, showing that Nvidia might have an advantage on some early VR games.

VR is something that has been claimed as to be the next big thing for entertainment for many years now, but now as these devices heading to the market with such high price tags it may take many years for these devices like this to become the norm, especially given that it also requires an expensive PC to use.  

 

You can download the SteamVR Benchmark by clicking in this link

You can view the HTC Vive's PC system requirements here

 

You can join the discussion on Valve's SteamVR benchmark on the OC3D Forums.  

 

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Most Recent Comments

22-02-2016, 15:03:29

Dicehunter
My score wasn't that bad

http://i.imgur.com/dyhiXQL.pngQuote

22-02-2016, 15:06:29

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
My score wasn't that bad

http://i.imgur.com/dyhiXQL.png
seems about right, given you have an OC on the GPU.Quote

22-02-2016, 15:38:31

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
seems about right, given you have an OC on the GPU.
I left it at stock clocks, The Matrix nicely OC's itself to 1405 on the core and memory is auto set to 7200 Quote

22-02-2016, 15:45:11

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I left it at stock clocks, The Matrix nicely OC's itself to 1405 on the core and memory is auto set to 7200
Yeah I meant your stock OC, the one I tested is reference.Quote

22-02-2016, 16:02:08

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Yeah I meant your stock OC, the one I tested is reference.
Gotcha, Someone on OCUK's forums got nigh on 1500 in their VR score, Nuts.Quote
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