GpuTest 0.3.0: Cross Platform OpenGL Benchmark for Windows, OS X and Linux Released


GpuTest 0.3.0: Cross Platform OpenGL Benchmark for Windows, OS X and Linux
GpuTest new tests: Piano and Volplosion



1 – GpuTest 0.3.0 Overview

A new version of GpuTest, Geeks3D’s cross platform OpenGL benchmarking utility for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, is available. GpuTest 0.3.0 adds two new 3D demos: PixMark Piano and PixMark Volplosion. Both demos are heavy pixel shader tests:

  • PixMark Piano: this test is based on ShaderToy Piano pixel shader by iq. This is a fully procedural raymarched scene. You can find the complete source code and WebGL demo here: shadertoy.com/view/ldl3zN.

  • PixMark Volplosion: this test is based on a GLSL Sandbox shader by Simon Green (NVIDIA).
    This is a VOLumic exPLOSION shader so you can now understand the name of this test. You can find the source code here: glsl.heroku.com/e#2945.1.

GpuTest logo


OpenGL logo



GpuTest 0.3.0 includes five 3D tests:

  • FurMark: OpenGL 3.2 GPU burn-in test, works on Windows, OSX and Linux.

    GpuTest 0.3.0 - FurMark test


  • TessMark: OpenGL 4.0 tessellation test, works on Windows, and Linux. OSX does not support OpenGL 4.

    GpuTest 0.3.0 - TessMark test


  • GiMark: OpenGL 3.3 geometry instancing test, works on Windows, OSX and Linux.

    GpuTest 0.3.0 - GiMark test


  • PixMark Piano: OpenGL 3.2 pixel shader test, works on Windows, OSX and Linux.

    GpuTest 0.3.0 - GiMark test


  • PixMark Volplosion: OpenGL 3.2 pixel shader test, works on Windows, OSX and Linux.

    GpuTest 0.3.0 - GiMark test



GpuTest has an user interface for Windows and OSX:

GpuTest 0.3.0 user's interface under Mac OS X

GpuTest 0.3.0 user's interface under Windows



You can also launch GpuTest from the command line (this is the method for Linux). A batch file
is provided that shows the various command line options.



2 – GpuTest 0.3.0 Downloads

The latest version of GpuTest can be downloaded from this page: GpuTest Downloads



GPU Test for Windows Download GpuTest 0.3.0 (Win64)

GpuTest 0.3.0 for Windows 64-bit (XP, Vista, 7 and 8)


GPU Test for OS X Download GpuTest 0.3.0 (OSX)

GpuTest 0.3.0 for OS X 10.7 and 10.8


GPU Test for Linux Download GpuTest 0.3.0 (Linux)

GpuTest 0.3.0 for Linux 64-bit



3 – GpuTest 0.3.0 Scores

Here is an overview of the scores you can get with Piano and Volplosion benchmarks. Other scores (FurMark, TessMark and GiMark) can be found HERE.

Test systems:
– PC: Windows 7 64-bit, Intel Core i5-2320 @ 3.0GHz.
– Macbook Pro: with Retina 15-inch, Intel Core i7 @ 2.3GHz, GeForce GT 650M + OSX 10.8.3.

PixMark Piano scores, 1920×1080, fullscreen, no antialiasing

606 points (10FPS) – MSI GTX 660 Hawk, R314.14 Win7 x64
556 points (9FPS) – Sapphire HD 6970, Catalyst 13.1 Win7 x64
166 points (2FPS) – GeForce GT 650M, OSX 10.8, MacBook Pro 15-inch, Retina display


PixMark Volplosion scores, 1920×1080, fullscreen, no antialiasing

1757 points (29FPS) – Sapphire HD 6970, Catalyst 13.1 Win7 x64
1363 points (22FPS) – MSI GTX 660 Hawk, R314.14 Win7 x64
367 points (6FPS) – GeForce GT 650M, OSX 10.8, MacBook Pro 15-inch, Retina display



GpuTest 0.3.0 running on a Macbook Pro Retina
GpuTest 0.3.0 running on a Macbook Pro Retina with a secondary FullHD monitor


11 thoughts on “GpuTest 0.3.0: Cross Platform OpenGL Benchmark for Windows, OS X and Linux Released”

  1. WacKEDmaN

    nice job yet again JeGX :)

    results of my GTX470..
    Piano 337 points (6FPS)
    Volplosion 1086 points (18FPS)

  2. nuninho1980

    @WacKEDmaN: What’s your resolution??? Windowed or fullscreen?? Did your GTX 470 run overclock!? :S

  3. Russian bear on a unicycle

    gtx 650 ti, 1280*1024,fullscreen, no AA:

    tessmark: 13421(223fps)
    piano: 578 (9fps)
    volplosion: 1284 (21fps)

  4. JeGX Post Author

    @serg: could you check the graphics driver? With latest R319 or FGLRX, GpuTest runs fine. For other GPUs (Intel) I don’t know.

  5. blacksheep

    Hi.
    Piano crashes on MP 4,1, 10.8.3, flashed 7950.
    Works with GTX285 though.
    Volplosion runs on both cards, but bench results are exactly that same (19 FPS).
    Tried windowed or fullscreen, no AA.
    If you’re interested, I’ll send you Piano crash log. Drop me an e-mail where to send it if so.

  6. JeGX Post Author

    @blacksheep: is there something interesting in GpuTest log file (generated in the root of your home folder: _geeks3d_gputest_log.txt) like a shader error?

  7. blacksheep

    Did some further testing recently.
    In 7950 case it was driver crash.
    Piano and Volplosion runs on 5870 and 5770 without issues on the same machine and OS version.

    5870 @1920×1200, no AA

    Piano – 1058 pts, FPS 17
    Volplosion – 1799 pts, FPS 29

    5770 scores aren’t worth mentioning.

    Hopefully 10.8.4 will bring better drivers for 7xxx series.

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