A fast graphics card is important for gamers who prefer games with sophisticated 3D graphics. Whether your own graphics card meets the requirements can be determined with benchmarks such as FurMark and I’ll find out.
Benchmark demands graphics cards
FurMark is a benchmark that tests OpenGL graphics cards and puts them under stress. The freeware requires the hardware and especially the graphics processor. The rendering algorithms used, such as edge smoothing, make it warmer and warmer, which has an effect on performance. FurMark therefore monitors the graphics processor and measures its temperature, clock frequency and reliability.
GPUs get hot
Benchmarks like FurMark have been programmed to make extreme demands on the GPU (Graphics processing unit). Accordingly, GPU temperatures can be so high that the hardware can be damaged if there is insufficient cooling. Users should take this into account, especially with overclocked GPUs, so that they do not dissolve in smoke.
Protocol is saved
The results appear on the monitor and are written to a file. FurMark considers several graphics cards in the computer, because beside the additionally installed graphics card for demanding games often already a weaker onboard graphics card is available. The display is possible in full screen mode or only in one window.
FurMark runs under Windows on OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics cards. The freeware supports NVIDIA GeForce 6, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, TITAN Xp, Intel HD Graphics 2000/3000, AMD/ATI Radeon 9600 and AMD Radeon RX 580 as well as RX 570.