FurMark is a useful utility that allows you to stress test video cards that are compatible with the OpenGL API.
In the settings, you can set the screen resolution, activate windowed or full-screen mode, and configure anti-aliasing, as well as specify the time of the test. For overclockers, the burn — in test mode will be useful, which can be used to check the stability of the graphics card and the ability of the cooling system (for example, during overclocking). The test result can be published on the official website of the developer for entering the results into the database.
The program includes the latest versions of the GPU-Z and GPU Shark utilities.
A thorough check of the characteristics of the video card.
Testing the performance of the video card in less than 5 minutes.
Using heuristic testing methods.
FurMark is suitable for testing the stability and power of GPUs. It comes with additional tools that can work independently of the main software.
- Measures the GPU temperature during a benchmark and stress test.
- It is possible to upload the results to a text document and publish them on the developer’s page.
- Supports multi-pass rendering algorithm.
- Several presets for conducting tests.
- Can be run from the command line.
- Ability to create a custom preset.
FurMark is officially distributed in English. The program can be localized by replacing XML, so it can be partially Russified.
The utility does not require registration and is distributed free of charge. To install the software on your computer, you first need to download FurMark. After downloading the distribution, follow these steps:
- Run the installation package as an administrator.
- Read the license agreement and click «Next».
- Specify the path to the folder where the software will be installed. Enter it manually or select it using the «Browse» button. Click «Next» to proceed to the next stage.
- To create shortcuts, check the boxes next to the corresponding items and click «Next».
When the files are unpacked on the PC, the installation wizard will prompt you to immediately launch FurMark and go to the official website to get the latest news about the changes.
Testing the video card
Let’s start with the fact that the main purpose of this program is to find the maximum temperature mode for the video card. This will help to make sure that the video card does not fail when passing resource-demanding games with an abundance of textures, in high resolution and realistic animation.
It is worth noting that during the test, the computer may turn off or restart spontaneously. In this case, it is not a malfunction of the video card, but a weak power supply. So, with the help of Furmark, you can find out whether the power supply corresponds to the video card. At the same time, we must not forget that testing is carried out at peak loads, and turning off the computer does not mean that the power supply is subject to mandatory replacement.
The program is integrated with GPU Burner, GPU-Z and GPU Shark, so you can test the system in real time. Before testing, it is recommended to set the maximum temperature value at 80-95 degrees Celsius. Next, set the anti-aliasing filter and the desired resolution for testing. After that, you can press the Go! button. Furmark has one major drawback: during testing, when the critical temperature is reached, the test does not stop. Experts recommend that you do not leave the monitor and stop testing manually when the critical temperature is reached.
1.25.1 (March 17th, 2021)
- added support of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.
- updated string fields of furmark-gpu-monitoring.csv with double quotes.
- updated: GPU-Z 2.38
- updated: GPU Shark 0.22.1.0
- updated: ZoomGPU 1.29.2 (GPU monitoring library).
1.25.0 (January 26th, 2021)
- added support of NVIDIA GeForce GT 1010
- added support of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop, RTX 3070 Laptop and RTX 3060 Laptop.
- updated: GPU Shark 0.22.0.0
- updated with NVAPI R460.
1.24.1 (December 11th, 2020)
- added support of AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
- updated: GPU Shark 0.21.2
- updated: ZoomGPU 1.28.3 (GPU monitoring library).
1.24.0 (December 2nd, 2020)
- added support of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
- updated: GPU-Z 2.36
- updated: GPU Shark 0.21.0.0
- updated: ZoomGPU 1.28.1 (GPU monitoring library) with NVAPI R455.