FurMark is a small OpenGL benchmark focused on fur rendering. The rendering algorithm is highly multipass (100 passes) and each pass (or layer) uses a GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) vertex / pixel shader to make the hairs finer and finer. To increase the fur realism, two dynamic lights are used for self shadowing. The benchmark offers several options allowing the user to tweak the rendering: fullscreen / windowed mode, MSAA selection, window size, duration. The benchmark also includes a GPU Burner mode (stability test).
New: added full QXSGA mode: 2560x2048.
New: added an extreme burning mode for stability test. This
mode available in command line: /xtreme_burning Launch
New: added command line parameters (see the start-Benchmark-Standard-Mode.bat
file for parameters list). Now you can control FurMark's resolution, msaa
level, CPU affinity, etc., using command line. This new feature has been
added to allow FurMark to be used with OCCT (www.ocbase.com).
Change: time in score dialog box is now in milliseconds.
Change: improved driver detection.
Known issue: under Vista with ForceWare graphics drivers
(tested with 169.28 and 175.16), if the desktop resolution is equal to
benchmark selected resolution, the swith back from fullscreen mode to
windowed mode (at the end of the benchmark) fails and the user can't see the
score dialog box. This issue has not been observed with Catalyst or S3
graphics drivers. A workaround is detailed in this
post @ Geeks3D.com.
Program Information Category:
Tools and Utilities Type:
Free Version: 1.40 Size: 1.4MB Works on: Windows