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The UNIGINE engine will get Vulkan support this year

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Note: Article updated to be clearer that this is about the engine, not specifically their new benchmark tool.

It seems UNIGINE have Vulkan firmly in their sights to support it this year, which means their recently released Superposition benchmark could gain support for it too.

Direct from their official Twitter account:

Vulkan support is in the roadmap for the engine this year.

— Unigine Corp. (@Unigine) April 13, 2017


While that doesn't specifically state the benchmark itself will gain Vulkan support, it does mean the UNIGINE engine will. It would be odd if they didn't update their big new benchmarking toy to have Vulkan support too.

I tested out their new benchmarking tool and it's a very heavy benchmark, after trying it my system absolutely crawled. It will be very interesting to see how OpenGL stacks up against Vulkan if they do implement it.

This will likely be a benchmark we can keep coming back to when testing new cards, especially considering you can get a free version direct from the website.

Also, there seems to be a scoreboard going on in the forum, go try it out for a bit of fun.

Thanks for sending it to us Peter.

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Keyrock 13 Apr, 2017
More important than the benchmark getting Vulkan is the engine itself getting Vulkan support. Granted, Unigine-powered games are kinda rare, but it will still be nice to have that option in there.


Last edited by Keyrock on 13 April 2017 at 11:34 am UTC
pete910 13 Apr, 2017
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It was supposed to be ground up Vulkan/DX12 wasn't it?

Sure I remember reading it on phoronix or somewhere last year
Ehvis 13 Apr, 2017
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From the results thread it is obvious that even at low fps, the results are still very dependent on the CPU. This suggests that a decent gain should be possible with Vulkan.
Comandante Ñoñardo 13 Apr, 2017
Hmm... I can see there are two more benchmarks there...
I tried "Heaven" on windows two years ago, I didn't know there was a Linux version.
Liam Dawe 13 Apr, 2017
Article updated to clear it up.
pete910 13 Apr, 2017
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Quoting: EhvisFrom the results thread it is obvious that even at low fps, the results are still very dependent on the CPU. This suggests that a decent gain should be possible with Vulkan.

Going on the results I've seen it makes little difference on CPU.

If you look at the bench thread you have a 980ti with a AMD8320e beating the same card with a intel 5960, Rather a large difference don't you think.
Pretty sure a 5960 in vastly superior to a 8320e :P
Ehvis 13 Apr, 2017
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Quoting: pete910Going on the results I've seen it makes little difference on CPU.

If you look at the bench thread you have a 980ti with a AMD8320e beating the same card with a intel 5960, Rather a large difference don't you think.
Pretty sure a 5960 in vastly superior to a 8320e :P

There's a pretty big range in the 970's though.

Then again, I have a feeling that the benchmark is not entirely reliable. I started again today, got a 20% lower score. Repeated it a few times and got about the same. Then restarted the benchmark again and got the 20% higher value back.
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