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Furmark 2 Launches and Stresses Your GPU Even Harder

If you’re not aware of Furmark, it’s effectively a tool that stresses your GPU to its absolute limits. It’s a useful tool to just see exactly what happens when your GPU is put under an unrealistic load and how its cooler fares, it also transforms your GPU into a space heater which can be convenient during the winter months (like mining crypto, but with none of the benefits). This tool has been available for a long time, 16 years to be exact, but now it’s going even further, with a sequel, Furmark 2 that has now left beta and is available for the masses.

What’s New In Furmark 2

The development of Furmark 2 started back in 2022 and over time it has been building up into the latest public release available now. This release brings in support for OpenGL and Vulkan APIs for the new FurMark Knot Demo which accompanies the previous Donut benchmark. The program offers support for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows and Linux builds and there is some talks of support for Raspberry Pi 5 as well as MacOS in the future. The benchmark now also allows for submission of online scores to compare with others. There is also improved command line support and it has been built with GeeXLab.

Compare Your Scores

Head on over to gpumagick.com/scores/ to post your Furmark scores.

Where to Download

FurMark 2 is the successor of the venerable FurMark 1 and is a very intensive GPU stress test on Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) and Linux (32-bit and 64-bit) platforms. It’s also a quick OpenGL and Vulkan graphics benchmark with online scores. FurMark 2 has improved command line support and is built with GeeXLab. Furmark 2 can be downloaded from geeks3d.com alongside Furmark 1 if you wish.

Changelog

version 2.1.0.2 – 2024.02.15

  • – fixed a bug in the display of graphics cards with long name in the OSI (On Screen Informtion).
  • – added the power in watts in the score submission for NVIDIA GPUs.
  • – added FurMark Knot demo in OpenGL and Vulkan
  • – improved the use of the following command line options:
    • –benchmark,
    • –max-time and
    • –max-frames. Now they work correctly.
  • – score submit is disabled is a renderer is too slow (1 frame in less than 60 sec) or if a fake score is detected (number of points and average framerate do not match).
  • – (windows) GPU monitoring plugin: added support of GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER, RTX 4070 Ti SUPER and RTX 4080 SUPER.
  • – (windows) Commercial name: added
    • – NVIDIA RTX 4080 SUPER Founders Edition
    • – ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4080 SUPER OC 16G
    • – GIGABYTE RTX 4080 SUPER Gaming OC 16G
    • – PNY RTX 4080 SUPER Verto OC 16G
    • – Zotac RTX 4080 SUPER AMP Extreme Airo 16G
    • – MSI RTX 4080 SUPER Expert 16G
    • – Inno3D RTX 4080 SUPER X3 16G
    • – PNY RTX 4070 Ti SUPER XLR8 Gaming 16G
    • – ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti SUPER OC 16G
    • – Gainward RTX 4070 Ti SUPER Phoenix GS 16G
    • – GIGABYTE RTX 4070 Ti SUPER Gaming OC 16G
    • – ASRock RX 7600 XT Steel Legend 16G
    • – XFX RX 7600 XT Qick 309 16G
    • – MSI RTX 4070 Ti SUPER Ventus 3X 16G
    • – Zotac RTX 4070 Ti SUPER Trinity 16G
    • – PNY RTX 4070 Ti SUPER Verto OC 16G
    • – Palit RTX 4070 Ti SUPER JetStream 16G
    • – GIGABYTE RTX 4070 SUPER Aorus Master 12G
    • – Palit RTX 4070 SUPER JetStream 12G
    • – PowerColor RX 7600 XT Hellhound
    • – Inno3D RTX 4070 Ti SUPER Twin X2 16G
    • – Sparkle Arc A770 Titan OC
    • – NVIDIA RTX 4070 SUPER Founders Edition
    • – Gainward RTX 4070 SUPER Ghost 12G
    • – ASUS RTX 4070 SUPER Dual 12G
    • – Zotac RTX 4070 SUPER Trinity 12G
    • – PNY RTX 4070 SUPER Verto 12G
    • – Inno3D RTX 4070 SUPER Twin X2 12G
    • – ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 4070 SUPER OC 12G
    • – (windows) updated with GPU-Z 2.57
    • – (windows) updated with GPU Shark2 2.1.0
    • – updated with GeeXLab 0.57.0 libs
Jakob Aylesbury

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