By the end of 2020, Basemark will be launching a graphics card benchmark called GPUScore. This utility provides a cross-platform Ray-Tracing benchmark on both Linux and Windows. DirectX 12 RT benchmark is for Windows. while Vulkan API’s RT benchmark is for operating systems.
The GPUScore has three test variations- Relic of Life, Sacred Path and Expedition. Relic of Life will be the high-end testing as it includes ray-traced reflections and ray-traced reflections of reflections. We already have the RTX 3090 and the 3080 rolled out. Nvidia will be releasing the RTX 3070 soon. Meanwhile, AMD will be releasing its Big Navi where some, if not all, of its SKUs, will support in-game Ray Tracing.
With tools like these, it should be interesting to see how Ray Tracing performs on both Vulkan and DX12 API. Such tests also act as stress testing, but we’ll have to see how it works once it is out. Basemark should be rolling out information once it is released over here. There are no screenshots or benchmark videos of these tests at the time of writing.
Basemark is a pioneer in GPU benchmarking. Our current product Basemark GPU has been improving the 3D graphics industry since 2016. After releasing GPU 1.2 in March Basemark development team has been really busy developing brand new benchmark. It will introduce hyper-realistic, true gaming type of content in three different workloads: Relic of Life, Sacred Path and Expedition.
GPUScore Relic of Life is the First Benchmark in the Market That Benchmarks Ray Tracing with Windows & DirectX 12 and Linux & Vulkan
GPUScore Relic of Life is targeted to benchmark high-end graphics cards. It is a completely new benchmark with many new features. The main new feature is real-time ray-traced reflections and reflections of reflections. The benchmark will not only support Windows & DirectX 12 but also Linux & Vulkan ray tracing.
Basemark is working with Benchmark Development Program members to finalize the product. We released alpha release to BDP members last week and have been receiving positive feedback.
The GPUScore should be available by the end of 2020, according to Basemark.