VRMARK GPU Performance Review

Introduction

VRMARK GPU Performance Review

Introduction

VR is very different from standard gaming and as such requires a different kind of performance testing. Until now there have been no true VR benchmarks, making rating GPUs for VR a difficult process. 

Right now all most PC gamers have to go on is the PC system requirements for VR, though that is far from a true performance comparison. Now Futuremark, the creators of 3DMARK and PCMARK have created their first VR ready benchmark suite, which is fittingly called VRMARK, to allow PC gamers to rate their hardware for the world of VR gaming.  

This program does not require an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive headset to run, allowing non-VR PC gamers to test the suitability of their systems and allow benchmarkers to test the limits of their hardware with an all new performance rating toolset. 

 

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 375.76 driver and AMD's 16.10.3 driver, both of which are the most recent GPU drivers for either company. 

 

Test Setup  

We will be testing this game on our dedicated GPU test rig using both high-end and mid-range GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. 

 

Game Test Rig
Intel i7 6850K
ASUS X99 Strix
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 (Middle) GTX 1070 Founders Edition (Right)

 

For the high-end, we will be testing AMD's R9 Fury X, the GTX 980Ti and Nvidia's new GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 GPUs.  

For the Mid-range offerings, we will be testing the new RX 480 and GTX 1060, both of which will be the ASUS Strix Gaming models.

 

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ASUS GTX 1060 Strix (Left), ASUS RX 480 Strix (Right)

 

To represent AMD and Nvidia's lower-end GPU offerings we have decided to use the AMD R9 380 and the Nvidia GTX 960. Both of these GPUs will be the ASUS Strix models. 

Both of these GPUs offer very similar performance in most scenarios and come in at very similar price points, so it will be very interesting to see which GPU will come out on top. 

 

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Nvidia GTX 960(Left), AMD R9 380(Right)

  

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Most Recent Comments

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
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--
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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