VRMark - The Virtual Reality Benchmark

Benchmark tests for VR performance and latency

Is your PC ready for VR?

VR experiences come in many different forms, from 3D photos and 360 degree video to immersive games and complex simulations. Each one has different performance requirements. But in every case, failing to meet those requirements can spoil the experience.

VRMark includes a range of performance tests based on different levels of VR content. Find out if your PC has what it takes to support the most popular VR headsets including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, OSVR, and more. Or connect your own headset and get detailed reports on frame rate consistency, dropped frames, and SDK overhead.

HMD hardware testing

VRMark uses a combination of software and external hardware to measure latency to a high degree of accuracy and precision. Latency describes the time taken between an action, such as moving your head, to seeing the result of that action on your headset's display. Low latency is essential for creating a feeling of presence in VR.

VRMark can also test and measure display response time and persistence. Low persistence displays make VR more comfortable by reducing motion blur. With UL, we additionally offer lab-based HMD display quality testing based on UL Display Quality standards.

Independent and impartial

VRMark uses a custom graphics engine developed in-house to ensure there is no bias towards a particular vendor. It also ensures that the results are not skewed by the vendor-specific optimizations found in commercial game engines.

Futuremark is an independent developer that's been creating benchmarks since 1997. Our development process has been government-vetted for neutrality. Futuremark is part of UL, a global safety science company with more than a century of expertise and innovation in the fields of product safety testing, inspection and verification services.

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First Look

"If there was anyone out there in any doubt as to Futuremark’s commitment to ‘serious’ and above all useful virtual reality metrics gathering...let me tell you that having used the latest in-development version of VRMark along with its pre-requisite hardware, it’s an impressive set up."

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First Look

"It’s great to see a company like Futuremark take on VR so seriously. In the coming months, interest in VR will likely accelerate, and many people will want to know how their current hardware will handle virtual reality. A benchmark like VRMark has the potential to be very popular, very soon."

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Benchmark Development Program

All Futuremark benchmarks are developed with input from industry partners. Benchmark Development Program partners have exclusive access to VRMark throughout its development. They can provide input at every stage from specification to public release, gaining a deep understanding of the tests and workloads, right down to the source code.

Companies creating VR hardware and software, and others with an interest in VR system performance, are invited to apply for VRMark BDP membership today.

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Lab-based testing & verification

Combining the expertise of Futuremark and UL, we offer professional lab-based VR testing with precision instruments and independent verification of performance claims. Contact us to discuss testing prototype hardware under NDA for performance, latency and HMD display quality to UL standards.

VRMark is part of a comprehensive VR offering from UL and Futuremark that includes new standards and certification programs to protect the health, safety and well-being of VR users.

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Try VRMark today

Experience an interactive preview of VRMark today in 3DMark Advanced and Professional Editions. In the preview, you can freely explore two VRMark test scenes with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. But don't worry if you don't have a headset. The preview works with your monitor too.

The VRMark Preview in 3DMark is for entertainment only. It does not produce a benchmark score. Try it out today for a taste of what to expect from the full release of VRMark, coming soon.

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Compare VR headsets

Visit our Hardware Channel to compare VR headsets including the HTC Vive, Oculus RIft, OSVR, and many more.

VR headset comparison