Steam VR test actually renders a set of images and checks for dropped frames, etc.
And while a $10,000.00 FLAGSHIP Maxed Out Mac Pro will only get you a middle grade, using a bottom of the barrel Mini with a Titan-X will get you top honors.
So the Flagship will be restricted to average stuff, while the Mini with Titan-X can run it all.
Really think about this, Apple has been using excuses and PR folks posting shill nonsense to distract everyone from reality, but reality has come home to roost.
Apple has allowed themselves to make some thoroughly second rate computer systems.
Will be adding some images, they will be shocking. Here are some numbers until then.
12 Core cMP with Titan-X gets full complaince, a 10 score.
12 Core nMP with D300 gets a .1, complete fail. (this is LITERALLY 1/100 of the cMP score)
Base Mini with a Titan-X eGPU gets a "high Fidelity" passing grade.
nMP with a GTX780 eGPU gets a 3.1, in the "yellow" area, mid grade.
nMP with a Fury Nano eGPU gets a 6.3, in the green "Full Fidelity" range, something the Dual D700s can't do.
I am fairly certain that each and every Apple product (as shipped) scores in the yellow or red ranges. The only Macs that get into the green are the ones that get upgraded. A $500 Mini can be made to leave a $10,000.00 Mac Pro in the weeds for much less $$$.
VR is the future. No way around it. Making weak kneed computers that are only useful for posting puppy pix on facebook doesn't cut it.
Note the 4.0 Ghz iMac with 395 is from from iMac section of this board. The D700score is from a poster in this section of board. Neither top-of-the-line Mac got into the green like a entry level Mini did with an eGPU.
Can't wait to hear the appologists spin this one.
(And by the way, that D300 test where the blue line stays flat at the bottom, it's just like if you were on a heart monitor at the hospital, a flat line is dead.)
"We recommend upgrading your graphics card" is a rather cruel irony.