Move over 3Dmark, Unigine, Furmark, a new benchmark has rolled into town and it’s bigger, badder and fluffier than the lot of them. Catzilla, the PC stress test from AllBenchmark that we talked about in October, it’s finally here. How does your system fare against its furry might?
If you happen to be away from your gaming system at the moment, say at an office or something like that – you don’t work from home in jogging bottoms all day, every day? – then fortunately there’s a nice 720P video available to give you an idea of what your system will be going through when you get home.[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrorYxRacTc’]
It starts off relatively benign, with some visuals and effects that would expect to see in a lot of contemporary games. However once Catzilla’s laser eyes star firing and debris starts flying everywhere, you can begin to appreciate the tough time awaiting your prized gaming rig. There’s a lot of fur, fluffing around in the wind and there’s certainly a lot of bits shooting all over the screen – something that will give your physics handling chip – be it GPU or CPU, a tough time.
Not everyone will be a fan of the dubstep wub, wubbing away throughout the video, but they’ll be pleased to hear that it doesn’t feature in the benchmark itself.
So, to give you a rough idea how mean this test can be – settings are grouped into Kitty, Cat, Tiger and Catzilla – here’s what my raging gaming PC was able to handle:
CPU: i5 760 @ 4.2GHZ
Motherboard: Asus P7-P55D-E
RAM: 4GB Corsair Dominator
GPU: Sapphire 5850
On the Cat setting (the highest you can go in the free version), I was able to get 6246.
This is currently still in “beta” so there are likely to be changes in the coming weeks. Download it here.
KitGuru Says: So how do your setups fare? Think you have what it takes to be the king of KitGuru’s Catzilla slayers? Let us know.