In order to check the ability of the hardware, I just did the test of "SteamVR Performance Test" application I found it really interesting because they use a scene with a robotic exploded view with very good animations, light effects and materials.
The application was created in order to be able to measure the capabilities of any computer for VR, in particular to validate the use of the HTC Vive (Valve business partner).
This application is completely free and can be downloaded from the indicated link, and does not require to have any HMD connected. Excellent application and more complete compared to the "Rift Compatibility Check" for the Oculus Rift.
"SteamVR Performance Test"
Desktop specs: http://goo.gl/WqiqBp
February 2016 - Marco Romero