We now have the release of the high end consumer VR headsets behind us. That sets the stage for a (hopefully) steady flow of software to use with the new (and future) headsets. Among the latest announcements is the inevitable release of a benchmark from Futuremark, who has long been a staple in PC gaming benchmarks. Their latest update brings a new VR experience, an updated user interface, and control over benchmark downloads and updates. FutureMark’s latest release is an interactive preview of VRMark, which is now available for the 3DMark Advanced and Professional editions. In this preview users are allowed to freely explore two test scenes with the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and of course a standard monitor. Both scenes included take place in an...
Virtual Reality has definitely been playing the slow and steady race for a while now. Thankfully, with the approach of consumer VR headsets going on sale, more of us...5 by Daniel Williams on 3/15/2016
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Epic Games granted us a huge wish and released Epic Citadel for Android devices publicly this week, and included a benchmark inside. Getting Epic Citadel for Android and thus...52 by Brian Klug on 1/30/2013
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