EVGA GTX 580 Tested with FurMark and TessMark

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Newegg has tested EVGA’s GTX 580 with four benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, Crysis, FurMark 1.8.2 and TessMark 0.2.2.

EVGA GTX 580 - FurMark score
EVGA GTX 580 2-way SLI + FurMark 1.8.2 score

EVGA GTX 580 - TessMark score
EVGA GTX 580 2-way SLI + TessMark 0.2.2 score

But I think there’s a problem in the FurMark score. I just tested FurMark 1.8.2 on a single ASUS ENGTX580 (the review is coming but the card is leaving Geeks3D labs…)
and here are the scores:
– 1920×1080 fullscreen, 8X MSAA, 60 sec: 4619 points (avg FPS: 77)
– 1920×1080 fullscreen, 0X MSAA, 60 sec: 7621 points (avg FPS: 127)

I see two reasons for the wrong FurMark score:

  • 1 – Newegg’s tester has forgotten to use the etqw.exe version of FurMark with the 2-way SLI of GTX 580
  • 2 – Newegg’s tester has tested the 2-way SLI of GTX 580 with etqw.exe BUT with the current limiter system (GTX 580 OCP or Over Current Protection) enabled. When OCP is enabled (see here: GeForce GTX 580 Power Monitoring Details), the GPU is throttled back and the framerate is divided by 2! See here for more information about disabling GTX 580 OCP: GeForce GTX 580 Unlocked: 350W Under FurMark Thanks To GPU-Z)

For TessMark, a score of 19070 points for a 2-way SLI of GTX 580 seems ok. With a single ENGTX580, I get around 10517 points (avg FPS: 176) with similar settings (1920×1080 fullscreen, MSAA 8X, tessellation: extreme).

4 thoughts on “EVGA GTX 580 Tested with FurMark and TessMark”

  1. JeGX Post Author

    What do you mean by no-crossfire? TessMark, like FurMark, supports CrossFire. Just rename the binary in etqw.exe to use the OpenGL XFire profile.

  2. Zibri

    IMHO furmark SUCKS for benchmarking it can be good for stability tests but not even that.

    Use UNIGINE Tropics and Heaven demos… they scale pretty good and I find them useful for benchmarking.

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