La Calanque, Heavy Pixel Shader Test
La Calanque is a nice demo and a heavy pixel shader test based on this Shadertoy demo. This test is perfect to benchmark high-end graphics cards.
La Calanque has been ported to GeeXLab, and a ready-to-use and simple benchmark is waiting for you in GeeXLab’s code sample pack (unzip the pack, browse the host_api/GLSL_ShaderToy/ folder and load the la-calanque-1080p-fullscreen.xml file in GeeXLab).
GeeXLab and the code sample pack can be downloaded from THIS PAGE.
Run the demo and read the framerate (FPS). Here are some results in 1920×1080 fullscreen (testbed: Core i5 6600K, ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming, 8GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance, Win10 64-bit, all hardware with stock clock speeds):
|Radeon HD 7970 (Cat 15.1.1)||5 FPS (avg)|
|Radeon R9 290X (Cat 15.1.1)||10 FPS (avg)|
|GeForce GTX 970 (R359.06)||15 FPS (avg)|
I haven’t tested yet but you should be able to run the demo on Linux and Mac OS X as well.