GFXBench 5.0 tests next-gen APIs and VR performance

GDC—Kishonti announced the latest version of its GPU benchmark, GFXBench 5.0, today. The new version tests graphics performance using the next-generation Vulkan, Metal, and DirectX 12 APIs. The company claims the benchmark is useful for testing in performance envelopes from mobile devices all the way up to desktop PCs.

GFXBench 5.0 lets testers run the same benchmark for all three of those APIs on the same hardware for easy cross-comparison. Kishonti's in-house rendering engine is designed to showcase the advantages of these APIs—most notably low CPU overhead—using large numbers of GPU draw calls and compute shader particle effects.

The beta of this benchmark, released in August of last year, offered a single scene of an alien ship shredding a farmhouse. This new release includes a scene called "Aztec Ruins," which tests performance using dynamic global illumination. Kishonti has also added a set of benchmark features for VR devices that quantify frame rates, frame rate stability, and latency. The final version of GFXBench 5.0 is expected to be available in the third quarter of this year.

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    • LostCat
    • 4 years ago

    New 3dmark tests due soon also (probably before that) [url<]https://community.futuremark.com/forum/showthread.php?182858-DX12-graphics-test/page4[/url<]

    • Deanjo
    • 4 years ago

    Now why the heck didn’t they just make it complete with higher level API support as well so that people could get a good comparison between the various API’s supported (such as openGL, openGL ES, DX 10/11)?

    People want to see if those new API’s make an appreciable difference over the older.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 4 years ago

    Game works exclusive? Lol

    • chuckula
    • 4 years ago

    Show me the Linux support!

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 4 years ago

      But why?

        • chuckula
        • 4 years ago

        Don’t make me go all Chuckula Bauer here.

      • hexr
      • 4 years ago

      Their most recent full release has linux support:

      [url<]https://gfxbench.com/linux-download/[/url<]

        • chuckula
        • 4 years ago

        I shall test it out for fun and eagerly await a Vulkan update!

        • chuckula
        • 4 years ago

        Actually ran 4.0 on my GTX-770 with 361.28 drivers under Linux.

        Not sure if my scores were “good” or not but all the on-screen stuff at 1920×1080 was pegged right around 60FPS [V-sync is on] and the off-screen renders were all generally in the several-hundred FPS range going from about 184 FPS for Car Chase up to 660 FPS for the T-Rex.

        I’m interested in their Vulkan benches once they are ready!

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