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Review: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (16nm Pascal)

by Tarinder Sandhu on 9 March 2017, 14:01


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Homepage: | Publisher: Futuremark | Download: Free basic edition

Eager to see if your PC is ready for the demands of a virtual reality headset? VRMark could be the benchmark you need. Offering two virtual reality tests and with no headset required, this free-to-download utility is a useful method of gauging your system's VR readiness.

VRMark is a new addition to our suite. According to developer Futuremark, the Orange Room test mimics the demands of popular VR solutions such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Blue Room, on the other hand, is a higher-resolution, more demanding test that gauges suitability for next-generation VR headsets. A score of 5,000 is required to pass either benchmark, and we're told that as of October 2016, no publicly available system had managed to pass the Blue Room test.

The number of cores doesn't seem to matter in the Orange Room test, suggesting that it is CPU bound. The Blue Room, on the other hand, offers more scope for scaling.