Thursday March 16, 2017

NVIDIA Releases Tool for Benchmarking and Analyzing VR Performance

NVIDIA has introduced a new version of their FCAT benchmarking tool for enthusiasts seeking a detailed picture of their system’s performance in VR games. Supporting both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, FCAT VR can create charts and analyze data for frametimes, dropped frames, and other data to determine the quality of experience received when gaming on any GPU.

آ…we’re releasing FCAT VR, enabling reviewers, game developers, hardware manufacturers, and enthusiasts to reliably test the performance of Virtual Reality PC games, where fast, smooth performance prevents stuttery unresponsive gameplay, which can lead to eye strain and discomfort. Before now, Virtual Reality testing relied on general benchmarking tools, synthetic tests, and hacked-together solutions, which failed to reveal the true performance of GPUs in VR games. With FCAT VR, we read performance data from NVIDIA driver stats, Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) events for Oculus Rift, and SteamVR’s performance API data for HTC Vive to generate precise VR performance data on all GPUs.