Quick GPU Benchmark: Shadertoy Rainforest




Shadertoy Rainforest - GeeXLab demo

Here is a quick graphics benchmark of a recent Shadertoy demo: Rainforest. This multipass demo has been ported to GeeXLab by Stefan and is available in the code sample pack in the gl-21/shadertoy-multipass/gl21-rainforest/ folder.

 
How to run the demo?
1/ Download GeeXLab + the code sample pack and unzip both archives.
2/ On Windows, launch GeeXLab, and drag and drop into GeeXLab the {code_sample_pack}/gl-21/shadertoy-multipass/gl21-rainforest/demo.xml file.
3/ On Linux (not tested but should run), edit the demo.sh file and update the /demofile option with the correct path+filename.
4/ On macOS (not tested but should run): same thing than Windows.

 
Here are some results with different graphics cards. The bench test:

– CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K @ 3.5GHz
– Motherboard: ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming
– Memory: 8GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX @ 2666MHz
– PSU: Corsair AX860i
– Software: Windows 10 64-bit + NVIDIA R376.09 / Crimson 16.12.1

The score is the max FPS during the first 60 seconds… The resolution of the demo is 800×480 in windowed mode.

98 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix – R376.09
70 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW – R376.09
54 FPS – MSI Radeon RX 470 – Crimson 16.12.1
50 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC – R376.09
48 FPS – MSI Radeon R9 290X – Crimson 16.12.1
43 FPS – MSI GeForce GTX 970 – R376.09

Other scores are available in this thread.


6 thoughts on “Quick GPU Benchmark: Shadertoy Rainforest”

  1. Anonymous

    Fluctuates between 47 – 51fps Res: 800×480.

    Running GeeXLab 0.13 under Wine 2.0-rc1/Linux 3.8.14 i686/NVIDIA 375.20

    MSI GTX 1060 Armor 6G OC

  2. Izzy

    For shit n’ giggles. Asus HD 6870 DU 1000Mhz/4400Mhz@1.3Vcore (Mid2016 Crimson Beta) Windows 10

    Chrome (Latest as of today) FPS: 12~18

    Desktop (Downloaded) FPS: 13~19

  3. water mutual fund

    Hey,
    This was a really helpful tutorial. The rainforest imagery is amazing, I can definitely see why it is the benchmark. I had no idea that graphics cards could have such a significant impact on your results! Thanks for sharing.
    Best,
    Dennis

  4. Mathias

    Looks pretty, but not good enough to be so demanding. Just shows how illusionary graphics card power still is.

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