FurMark 1.5.0 Graphics Card Stability Test Available!

FurMark, the popular graphics card stability test and OpenGL graphics benchmark, is available in version 1.5.0. This new version fixes a bug that occurs with ForceWare 180 series. On the new things side, FurMark adds a GPU temperature logger, a more intensive GPU stability test, and the avaibility of the startup interface in several languages. More information in changelog at the end of the post.

You can download FurMark 1.5.0 here:

A complete HowTo about ALL command line parameters (old and new) is available HERE.

FurMark in Chinese
FurMark in English

FurMark in Chinese
FurMark in Chinese

FurMark Xtreme Burning
FurMark Xtreme Burning Mode

FurMark 1.5.0 ChangeLog:

  • New: added GPU temperature log facility. If enabled, a log file (gpu-temperature.xml) is generated
    (in Stability Test mode only) to log degrees celcius and fahrenheit as well as elapsed time.
  • New: benchmark results can be logged in a file (FurMark-Scores.txt). This feature is useful in command line
    when starting multiple tests. See Run-Multiple-Tests.bat for an example.

  • New: added a postprocessing pass in Stability Test mode to make the test more intensive.
  • New: in benchmarking mode, score is returned to Windows. Useful for command line scripts.
  • New: startup dialog box is available in several languages. If you want to translate FurMark, feel free
    to send the translated xml file (see gui-english.xml in FurMark folder for an example). Of course, your credits
    will be added on FurMark’s homepage). Current translations: english, french, chinese (traditional and simplified)
    and german.
  • New: added key F9 to make a screenshot (windowed or fullscreen but in Stability Mode only).
  • New: added checkbox for Xtreme Burning Mode.
  • Change: Xtreme Burning mode is more gpu-intensive…
  • Bugfix: improved OpenGL rendering context to support new ForceWare 180.xx series.
  • Bugfix: the QXSGA 2560×2048 resolution was not operational.

16 thoughts on “FurMark 1.5.0 Graphics Card Stability Test Available!”

  1. Daniel

    Great! Is there a way to run this benchmark without installation. Then I could carry this benchmark on my USB stick an test computers more easily.

    Some programs, e.g. vlc, can be installed OR extracted to a folder from where it can run directly, without installation.

  2. JeGX Post Author

    Sure Daniel. Just zip or better copy FurMark’s folder on your USB drive and it’s ok!

  3. Daniel

    Thanks for getting back to me. Great to hear that FurMark runs from a folder and does not need installation.

    I’ve downloaded “FurMark_v1.5.0.exe”. Problem is: How can I extract the binaries to a folder without prior installation? Unzip and Unrar failed. What packer has been used?

  4. JeGX Post Author

    FurMark_v1.5.0.exe is the Win32 installer. So the first time only, install FurMark. After just copy FurMark’s folder wherever you want. You can also install FurMark directly in your USB drive.

    Now if you can’t start the installer due to insufficient rights, try to find a computer where you can install it and copy it…

  5. Daniel

    Hi JeGX,

    sorry to sound boring, but why is installation compulsory although FurMark runs on any PC from folder?

    Please see for example VLC on videolan.org. VLC can be installed OR run from folder. Therefore you can download VLC as *.exe (including installer) or as a plain *.zip file (without installer).

  6. JeGX Post Author

    No worries Daniel 😉
    The win32 installer is the only simple solution I found to be sure that the user reads and accepts the EULA. Because FurMark is not a kind software: it can destroy your graphics card… VLC can’t kill your graphics card…

    I’m sure there are some mirrors that host a zipped version of FurMark…

  7. Mick64

    I can’t get Furmark 1.5 to work with my 8800GT and the latest drivers 180.48. It seems to be OK with the benchmark, but I get a scrambled image with the satbility test. Anyone had similar problems?

  8. JeGX Post Author

    If you can see the furry donut, it’s ok. I added a post processing effect that causes this scrambling. The very upcoming FurMark 1.6.0 has an option to enable disable this effect…

  9. Mick64

    I can only see the furry donut when benchmarking. When I’m running the stability test, nothing is visible. It’s the sort of image you would get when the graphics card is malfunctioning. By the way, I also had the same problem with 1.4, and installed 1.5 in an attempt to rectify the problem. I have now gone back to FurMark version 1.1 and that is working OK. When are you planning to publish version 1.6? Thanks for your reply…..

  10. JeGX Post Author

    Yes I think so! I just downloaded the SP3 so I hope to see the bug… Other users have reported some troubles with SP3.

  11. Ynar

    I am having the same problem with the recent 180.48 driver i think? i got a gtx260 core 216 superclocked and i cant see all of the fuzzy eyeball thing. sometimes half of it will pop up, other times it will be just white or half of the eye sort of there? like Mick64 was saying. It is similar to when you graphics card would “screw up”. I also have xp pro service pack 3 installed. Let me know what you all find out because i want to to be able to stress test my GPU to see if thats what is causing my computer to suddenly freeze during game play.

Comments are closed.