FurMark is a very intensive OpenGL benchmark that uses fur rendering algorithms
to measure the performance of the graphics card. Fur rendering is especially adapted to overheat the GPU and that's why FurMark is also a
perfect stability and stress test tool (also called GPU burner) for the graphics card.
FurMark requires an OpenGL 2.0 compliant graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 6 (and higher), AMD/ATI Radeon 9600 (and higher), Intel HD Graphics 2000/3000 or a S3 Graphics Chrome 400 series with the latest graphics drivers.
The startup interface allows you to tweak the benchmark features such as:
Benchmark mode or stability / burn-in test mode (for overclockers)
GPU temperature monitoring and recording in a file
Fullscreen or windowed for each type of run mode
Window size selection (standard or custom)
MSAA samples selection
You can also validate the score online: just click on [Submit]. This action sends score data to the oZone3D.Net server
and you get in return a validation ID that allows an online checking of the score.
The scores webpage is here:
Only presets (preset:2160 and preset:1080) allow to submit a score online.
At the end of the benchmark, just read the number of points in the result dialog box. The point-based score is simple:
it's the number of frames that have been displayed during the benchmark. Thus the higher the score, the more powerful the graphics system.