(Updated) FurMark 1.9.1 and FurMark 1.8.5 Released (GPU Stress Test)

FurMark 1.9.1 and FurMark 1.8.5

UPDATE (2011.06.30): FurMark 1.9.1 has been updated with the new GPU-Z 0.5.4.

Yep these hot days are the perfect moment to release some updates of FurMark: FurMark 1.9.1 and FurMark 1.8.5. Both versions of that heat generator are maintenance releases, read no new features but support of latest graphics cards or minor changes.

Since the branch 1.8.x of FurMark is still widely used and downloaded, I decided to update it (FurMark 1.8.2 has been released more than one year ago).

UPDATE (2011.12.17): *** FurMark 1.9.2 available ***

FurMark 1.9.1 Download

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FurMark 1.9.1

FurMark 1.8.5 Download

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FurMark 1.8.5

What is FurMark?

FurMark is an OpenGL-based GPU stress test utility (also called GPU burn-in test). It makes it possible to push the GPU to the max in order to test the stability of the graphics card (and the PSU too!) leading to maximal GPU and VRM temperatures. That’s why FurMark is often used by overclockers and graphics cards fanatics to validate an overclocking, to test a new VGA cooler or to check the max power consumption of a video card.

Here are some links that show how FurMark can be used to torture graphics cards and PSUs:

Multi-GPU: SLI and CrossFire

Both multi-GPU technologies (NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire) are supported by FurMark but you have to use some little tricks to properly enable the multi-GPU support. See these articles for more details:

FurMark 1.9.0, NVIDIA SLI
FurMark stressing two GTX 480 in SLI

FurMark 1.9.1 changelog

  • Maintenance release.
  • Update: added support of recent AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards.
  • Update: GPU-Z 0.5.4 and GPU Shark 0.5.1
  • Change: added a workaround for a bug in AMD Catalyst GLSL compiler (GL2 for() loop –old bug now present in a beta version of Cat 11.2 and / or Cat 11.3). This bug led to a wrong lightning of the furry donut.

FurMark 1.9.0, Catalyst 11.2 GLSL bug, incorrect lighting
FurMark 1.9.0, Catalyst 11.2 GLSL bug, incorrect lighting

FurMark 1.8.5 changelog

  • Maintenance release.
  • Improved score submission.
  • Updated the number of window resolutions available.
  • Change: updated with the latest version of ZoomGPU (support of recent NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards).
  • Bugfix: spikes in temperature graphs are now filtered. See here for more information: FurMark and Spikes in Temperature Monitoring Graphs.
  • Change: minimizing window is no longer possible in windowed benchmark mode.
  • Removed the FurMark 1.7.0 mode.

24 thoughts on “(Updated) FurMark 1.9.1 and FurMark 1.8.5 Released (GPU Stress Test)”

  1. Dylan

    I just ran the benchmark the same as what is on your comparative table 1280 x 1024, no msaa.

    And my card (radeon 4850 1gb) scored 333 compared to the stock one (in the 512mb model) you have up that got 4383. Does this mean that my graphics card is faulty?

  2. JeGX Post Author

    The comp table on FurMark homepage lists the average scores for FurMark 1.8.x. There’s a big difference between branches 1.9.x and 1.8.x. What’s more, AMD has added some advanced FurMark detections in Catalyst drivers for all Radeon HD 4000 series (see HERE). If you can, test your HD 4850 with Cat 9.7 (with AI disabled!).

  3. Dave

    My MSI GTX 560 Ti (Twin Frozr II, factory overclocked), is stable under Furmark 1.8.5, Unigine 2.5 and MSI Kombustor 2.0.1, but crashes after a few minutes with Furmark 1.9.1.

    Is there anything I can infer from this?

  4. JeGX Post Author

    @Dave: FurMark 1.9.x is a bit harder with the GPU and the crash means your OC setting is a bit too high. Either downclock the GPU core clock or increase the GPU voltage to get a stable OC.

  5. Ben

    New to ocing, just wondering, I increased the gpu frequency from 810mhz (stock) to 900, ran the test, got to 70c then the screen when all orange and I couldn’t exit it, so I restarted computer and everything is fine. Just wondering what happened there?

  6. mike

    trying furmark on my 7 year old toshiba laptop will post when done, should be interesting……..

  7. Zibri

    I’m afraid the GPU-Z trick doesn’t work anymore.

    On my GTX 580, furmark gave 21 FPS with OCP and 42 with ocp disabled, but after less than a minute it reverted to 21 fps even “disabling’ ocp.

    My card is an EVGA GTX 580 with the latest bios (and modded for max voltages and fan speed)

  8. Mouseplay

    FurMark 1.9.1 sometimes gives me a lower average fps than minimum fps.

    Got a system with Intel C2Q Q6600, 4GB RAM and a Geforce GTX 460 1GB and I’m getting 20 min fps, 19 avg fps and 21 max fps. I’m running the 1080 benchmark preset. This doesn’t make sense and makes FurMark benchmark results useless.

    Please look into. Thanks.

  9. JeGX Post Author

    @Mouseplay: you’re right, there’s a small bug in the min fps. Will fix it for the next release. Thanks for the feedback.

  10. ms

    furmark 1.9.1 sucks. It has no stability test option.

    The burn-in option ends quickly, it’s probably controlled by the benchmark length setting.

  11. ms

    hmm, there is a watchdog in the system that kills programs running (or looping?) too long.

  12. myname a

    @ dave bad cooling. upgrade thermal paste or heatsink and fans.

    my hd3850 runs stable at 12 hours of furmark 1440p res, 2x mssa. temps wong go higher than 86 C

    custom paste makes BIG difference! i reccommend AS 5 or ZALMAN stg1 or Coolaboratory Liquid Pro (Lpro is the best of all but very rare)

    BUT if yu no want spend money, just add an extra fan on top of ur gpu. should get 4 degrees off! in celsius

  13. jyim34

    I ran Furmark as well, and in the first 5 seconds, my screen has blue squigly lines, and it freezes. Is there a support section in furmark that tells me what this means?

  14. JeGX Post Author

    @jyim34: the support is here or in other graphics cards forums over the Net. What is the GPU temperature of your graphics card? Maybe you have a cooling problem, check the VGA cooler.

  15. Paul G

    Furmark was recommended to me by Sager Support whom I contacted after BF3 kept shutting down my computer after 20 minutes of play. I have a GTX 285M card with a duo core i7 and 4G of RAM.

    After running Furmark twice, my laptop shut down after 17 minutes and 15 minutes, respectively.

    What does this mean? Also, does Furmark keep a log that allows me to go back and check the temps at shutdown?

  16. Phil

    Hi there
    I my motherboard recently died so I had to rush to buy some new bits as I needed them instantly. When I run skyrim my computer now crashes. I thought of using furmark to ensure my GPU was OK. I can run it in fullscreen, out of fullscreen and even a benchmark with no presets. When I run a benchmark with presets my screen goes blank and I have to hard reset as my comp doesn’t do anything. I have done a GPU memory test and thats clean. What does the preset benchmark do that the normal one doesn’t? Is there possibly a setting in my GPU causing an error?

    I have an ati HD 4870 GPU, an amd FX-6100 CPU and an ASRock 970 extreme 3 motherboard with 8GB corsair RAM. I’m scratching my head trying to figure out whats wrong. First I thought the GPU was maybe dying but I can run furmark without presets for over an hour fine. With presets my screen immediately goes black (when its loading?) and I have to do a hard reset.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

  17. Daniel

    Thank you GEEKS3D team for making this great free software. Thanks to your efforts, I have discovered that my PSU 420W is a FAKE, just a 220W old atx with another label. I have set a favorable and secure enviroment (i.e. finger on power all the time) and imediatly after the begining of the test my computer stop making cooler noise and begin to smell molten plastic. If I had started gaming right away insted of testing, I dont wanna thik about it, is too painful. So anyway, Thanks again, Good job, whish to all much success. Has we say around here, BIG HUGH

  18. cbs

    my Acer Predator 5910 with Nvidia 560 TI shoting down after 1 Minute test with Full features enabled. The Nvidia have Crashed by 84° Celsius. But the Fun have 54% speed.

    It is to much? Or ist the Predator broken?

    And when i move the Mouse on the whithe backgrount they have a Powerfull whithe Shadow. (every black elements make this effect)

    But the PC was buy directly from Acer. It ist Refurbished.

  19. Taylor

    So when I run the test my screen goes black then the monitor tells me it is not receiving input. The first time I tried this happened in three minutes and the temp reached 81 C. Tried it again and it happened within 20 seconds with temp at 60 something. My card is an Nvidia GTS 250, Ive had it for a couple of years without problems until now, any ideas on what might be the problem?

  20. Miles

    Need help diagnosing what appears to be a graphics problem:

    My new CyberPowerPC was “buggy” (screens froze/closed, stock charts failed to update). After removing HDD and graphics cards, MemTest 4.0a STILL got “screen garbage” running from the motherboard DVI… AND Cyber tech support STILL tried to blame Windows, graphics card, the HDD, etc! Cyber is trying to say it’s a problem with MemTest BUT NOT 1 of the other 4 PCs in my house gets “screen garbage” w/MemTest and the error occurs on 6 different screens. Corsair says it sounds like a CPU or MB problem (happens on each memory module individually) but Cyber CLAIMS they replaced the CPU and MB. Has anyone seen this error? What causes it? (Furmark is NOT finding anything?). Thanks.

  21. bill

    I have a radeon r7 normaly at 1050 MHz core clock I have it at 1100 witch is maxx and normly 900 MHz mem and I have it a 1040 which is max best gpu ive had

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