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EzBench: Unreal Engine 5 used in first benchmark available on Steam

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Written by Guillaume
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The new graphics engine designed by Epic Games should soon become the standard in the video game industry.

Designed to run the Unreal FPS released in 1998 - which is not exactly new - the Unreal Engine is undoubtedly the best known and most popular graphics engine used in video games. Since its very first version, it has been used on PC productions, of course, but also for Dreamcast, PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo 64 games.

Logically, the company Epic Games then made it evolve year after year, version after version. At Summer Games Fest 2020, Epic Games confirms that the Unreal Engine 5 is indeed in development, almost ten years after the release of the fourth version. The graphics engine is finally available to developers through an early access that started on May 26, 2021 and an official release on April 5, but games using the beast are still rare.

Developed by the company Eztheory AS and available for free on Steam, a rather special tool is already using the engine. This tool is called EzBench and as its name indicates to the most English-speaking among you, it is a tool for measuring the performance of a machine. More specifically, EzBench has been designed to test " your computer against 8K textures, cinema quality resources and ray tracing ". The developers add " guaranteed to make your computer sweat ".

As you can see, the 20GB of data that make up EzBench are essentially for testing your configuration and checking its performance level against other machines. The Germans at Computer Base, who were the first to relay the information, indicate that a Core i9-12900K and GeForce RTX 3090-based machine achieves 39,000 points, while the same machine with a GeForce RTX 3080 has to make do with 22,200 points. Who can beat that?