Futuremark adds stress-testing function in 3DMark

Futuremark 3DMark Stress-test helps you to remove the guesswork for system stability

Futuremark 3DMark is one of the widely used and respected benchmarking software for PCs. It is also used to gauge and test the stability and cooling for overclocked CPUs and graphic cards. Many 3DMark world records are Futuremark and it makes it obvious that it’s used not just for benchmarking. Even Gigabyte uses Futuremark as their part of their GPU Gauntlet sorting as well.

What was not there until now was a dedicated stress-testing utility in Futuremark.

Futuremark rolled out a new update its 3DMark benchmark that adds a dedicated stress testing feature to find out any reliability or stability issues with the issues. This way, one can evaluate hardware properly. The stress testing uses the existing workloads from Sky Diver to Fire Strike Ultra. What makes it different is that it runs the entire sequence in a loop without any loading screens or breaks, hence stressing the system more than the benchmark itself. If the GPU displays any artifacts or if it shuts down for no reason or due to overheat during stressing, you’ll know what to do.


With the Advanced Edition, you can run it up to 20 times. But 10 times is adequate to notice any stability or cooling issues. With the professional edition, you can run it between 2 to 5,000 times. I am not sure what kind of system will require that kind of stress-testing. But hey! It’s there!

The new updates can be downloaded from here!

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