With a more capable processor, an easier-to-use motherboard, and the latest updates to all our testing software and games, the new bench will equip us for a stream of graphics card launches throughout the second half of 2019. In this mini article, which is a TechPowerUp first, we describe our new VGA test machine, list the changes we've made, and, as a quick bonus, put out summarized performance numbers for our current selection of graphics cards on the new bench.
A VGA rebench is a monumental task for TechPowerUp. It involves testing 18 graphics cards in 21 games at 3 resolutions, or 63 game tests per card, which works out to 1,134 benchmark runs in all.
Just like for every other retest, every single graphics card has been retested on this system—we don't recycle results. Anything else would be wildly inaccurate.
The full list of games is now: Ace Combat 7, Anno 1800, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Battlefield V, Civilization VI, Darksiders 3, Devil May Cry 5, Divinity Original Sin 2, F1 2018, Far Cry 5, Hitman 2, Metro Exodus, Monster Hunter World, Rage 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Sekiro, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of War, Strange Brigade, Witcher 3, and Wolfenstein 2.