Futuremark and OptoFidelity Showcasing VR Latency Testing Platform at MWC and GDC 2017
The platform can be used for R&D design verification and certification, test laboratory use, and competitor analysis.
Combining Futuremark’s expertise in benchmarking software with OptoFidelity’s expertise in robotics, measurement technology, automation, and hardware, the system pairs VRMark with OptoFidelity’s VR Multimeter head-mounted display (HMD) solution. It measures key VR performance indicators such as motion-to-photon latency, pixel persistence, and frame jitter. The universal design of the platform means it works with PCs and mobile devices and can be applied to both VR and augmented reality (AR) systems.
One of the platform’s key test cases measures motion-to-photon latency in a 3D rendering scenario. The test quantifies the impact of CPU and GPU performance for VR applications, analysing each frame to reveal the sources of latency, showing time spent in the 3D engine, the VR API, and the GPU. With detailed reporting, users can study late frames and the effects of timewarp. Configurable settings help you evaluate latency under different CPU and GPU load conditions.