Unigine launches Superposition benchmark applicationBy Shawn Knight
Unigine, makers of well-known benchmark applications like Heaven and Valley, has launched a new stress-testing tool designed to more thoroughly put modern hardware through its paces.
The new Superposition benchmark, based on the Unigine 2 Engine, plays out in an abandoned physics classroom. Key features include GPU temperature and clock monitoring, SSRTGI (Screen-Space Ray-Traced Global Illumination) dynamic lighting technology and global leaderboards.
The benchmark is VR-ready, compatible with both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets. There's even an exploration mode with mini-games and over 900 interactive objects although you'll have to pay a premium for some of the extra features.
Superposition is available for both Windows (1,276 MB) and Linux (1,564 MB) free of charge. The advanced version, which includes leaderboard posting, the VR experience and looped stress tests, will set you back $19.95. There's also a professional edition for commercial use that adds command line automation, per-frame deep analysis, CSV reports and technical support for $995.
For most users, the free version will be more than sufficient.