VRMARK GPU Performance Review

Conclusion

VRMARK GPU Performance Review

Conclusion

It is immediately apparent that VRMARK is a useful tool for judging the VR readiness of a PC, with the ability to simulate a VR workload without a headset and then provide results that will allow PC enthusiasts to differentiate the VR performance of many different systems and various competing GPUs. 

This is the first true VR benchmarking tool, aside from Valve's SteamVR benchmark, making this a very useful performance tool for PC gamers and benchmarkers moving forward.

Both tests included with the advanced version of this software serve very different purposes, with the Orange Room test checking the VR readiness of a PC based on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive's PC system requirements and the Blue Room test acting as a test which will further differentiate high-end VR ready PCs from each other. 

Looking at the results from the Orange Room test we can see that with our test system that there is not much of a performance gap between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080, showing the test's limited ability to differentiate ultra-high-end systems. Conversely with the Blue Room test, we can see that there is a much smaller score difference between our lower end VR ready systems, showcasing this test difficulty in differentiating lower end setups. 

We can see here that both the Lower-end Orange Room test and the higher-end Blue Room tests serve very different purposes, with both scores being equally useful, simulating both low fidelity and high fidelity VR gaming experiences. 

VR gaming performance is no doubt something that we will learn to test more reliably over time but, for now, VRMARK does a great job of differentiating the VR performance of the various GPUs that we have used in our testing today. 

As the only full VR benchmarking suite available today it is likely that VRMARK will become a regular part of our GPU testing suite, whether it be to test the VR readiness of a new system or to differentiate future high-end GPUs based on VR gaming performance. If you want to test the VR readiness of your PC you can buy or download a free version of VRMARK on Steam. 

 

You can join the discussion on VRMARK on the OC3D Forums

 

 

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03-11-2016, 16:20:08

Greenback
I got a score of 6475 in he orange room, seems my pc is VR readyQuote

03-11-2016, 20:44:21

NeverBackDown
I care less about the scores rather than I care more about consistency and accuracy.

You notice anything weird using this? Like running the same PC multiple times and getting sporadic results? Or are they very close together and have a small range? Or even do the scores keep getting higher and higher if you run the test over and over? Just wondering here. Validating these results of any new benching suite is always the most important thing to do before running any test worth publishing imo.Quote

04-11-2016, 10:23:21

RickPlaysWarr
Great job Mark!

Very interested in testing this on my 2xMSI GTX 1070 Gaming X setup. I hope that the SLI configuration scales. I hope to be able to test it using one card and then the SLI setup. Question: Since both of the cards are hard piped into my WC loop, can I just disable "Optimize 3D" setting in the NVidia control panel. Or is the better way to do it to remove the SLI bridge? Taking one of the two cards out of the system is not going to happen

--Rick--Quote

04-11-2016, 10:34:01

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickPlaysWarr View Post
Great job Mark!

Very interested in testing this on my 2xMSI GTX 1070 Gaming X setup. I hope that the SLI configuration scales. I hope to be able to test it using one card and then the SLI setup. Question: Since both of the cards are hard piped into my WC loop, can I just disable "Optimize 3D" setting in the NVidia control panel. Or is the better way to do it to remove the SLI bridge? Taking one of the two cards out of the system is not going to happen

--Rick--
Just disable the Optimise 3D (Sli) in NCP and you should be golden.Quote

04-11-2016, 10:53:31

Kaapstad
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Originally Posted by RickPlaysWarr View Post
Great job Mark!

Very interested in testing this on my 2xMSI GTX 1070 Gaming X setup. I hope that the SLI configuration scales. I hope to be able to test it using one card and then the SLI setup. Question: Since both of the cards are hard piped into my WC loop, can I just disable "Optimize 3D" setting in the NVidia control panel. Or is the better way to do it to remove the SLI bridge? Taking one of the two cards out of the system is not going to happen

--Rick--
SLI support is very poor on this, 2 cards only scores a few points more than a single card.

Also some of the results obtained are a bit odd.

In the orange room my GTX 1080 is faster than 99% of systems

In the blue room my Pascal Titan is only faster than 87% of systems lol.

I think Futuremark have a few bugs to sort out with this new bench.

Always said them Titans were only good for paperweights.Quote
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