Can Your Computer Handle VR? New Crytek Benchmark App Will Show You

By James O Malley on at

Crytek, developers of graphics-card busting Crysis, has announced that it is teaming up with Finnish company Basement to build an app that will help players benchmark their computers for virtual reality support.

The idea is that the app will be able to assess your computer's readiness for the various VR options out there - including the likes of Oculus Rift.

Apparently the app will use Crytek's CryEngine technology to evaluate everything from frame rate capabilities, to memory consumption, 3D audio performance and latency. So before you splash out on a Rift or a HTC Vive, you'll be able to find out if it will even work reliably on your computer.

Crytek’s Creative Director for CryEngine, Frank Vitz, said: “Basemark is already helping to measure technology standards in other areas of gaming, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them as we work to establish a user-friendly yardstick for VR performance. We believe CRYENGINE can become a go-to tool for developers looking to create compelling VR experiences, and this partnership means players can also count on CryEngine as they evaluate whether their PC is ready for the most advanced, cutting-edge VR content available.”

“We wanted to make a real-world VR gaming benchmark as opposed to a theoretical one and hence we’re very excited to announce this partnership with Crytek, the leading game engine company”, said Tero Sarkkinen, founder and CEO of Basemark, “By using CryEngine as the base and vetting the test workloads under our rigorous development process involving all the key technology players, we will forge the definitive benchmark for all PC VR gamers.”

If you'd like to participate you can find out more on the Basement website.