Only a few months ago, I came to know about a local hardcore gamers community in my city and it was very surprising to see how much time and money these guys spend on their gaming rigs. While most of them are students, some of them have been working part-time to keep improving their gaming computers by buying newer hardware. So when I asked how do they benchmark their gaming PCs, one of them told me about a new tool called Unigine Superposition.
Unigine Superposition is the mother of all benchmarks for your graphics cards. It pushes your graphics card to such extreme limits that you may not have witnessed them before. This is why it is suggested that you do not try this benchmark on computers older than 2 years. The minimum requirements for this benchmark is 2GB of memory and a graphics card not older than 5 years. It is available both for Windows and Linux.
In the benchmark, it renders a professors quarters. The place looks like something from 1940s. But as the viewport changes from one angle to another, you will see all the items with an excessive level of detail for all the things. The benchmark can be run at various resolutions 720px, 1024px, 2K, 4K, 8K and so on. When rendered in 4K or 8K, this will put so much stress on your GPU that it might fail to render some scenes.
Unigine is working with the servers to make the global leaderboards available for the Superposition benchmark users. This way you will be able to test your computer’s graphic card, and in addition will also be able to share the results with the rest of the people all over the world. You would also be able to compare the results with the ones obtained by other gamers located in different parts of the world.
You can download Unigine Superposition Benchmark from http://benchmark.unigine.com/superposition/.