VRMark; The Virtual Reality Benchmark By Futuremark
From the team that brought you the popular 3DMark benchmarking suite, there is now a virtual reality benchmarking utility tool, VRMark. VRMark allows you to run benchmarks on your system in order to see whether or not your system can give you the optimal VR experience. As the requirements for VR are greater than that of normal games and it is set at 90 FPS, a new benchmarking utility is needed and you have it in the shape of VRMark.
With VRMark, you will be able to see if your PC can handle games with HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. These two platforms are the first to come out and are the most popular ones to be adopted by VR enthusiasts around the world. If your PC passes the VRMark benchmarks this means that your system has the power to run VR on these two platforms that I have mentioned.
We recently talked about how VR requirements have been lowered so more people can enter the world of VR. There is also a rumor that the GTX 1050, as well as the 1050 Ti, are also going to be VR compatible somewhere down the line.
If that is indeed the case then the barrier to entry will become even smaller as the cost for VR will decline. The cost is one of the reasons why people are not trying this new tech out yet and the other reason is that there aren’t enough games out as of right now. So it does not seem like a logical investment.
You have to keep in mind that this is a new platform and it takes time for developers to make games. It is also new tech so developers are hesitant to step into deep waters. But if you do plan on buying a VR headset be sure to use VRMark in order to see if you PC can even handle VR.