Geeks3D to release FurMark 2.0 GPU benchmarking tool later this month

Something to look forward to: FurMark has been pushing the limits of graphics cards since the 2000s. The tool is a go-to for overclocking enthusiasts. Last month, Geeks3D announced the latest beta release of the software’s successor, FurMark 2.0. Like its predecessor, the new version is lightweight, furry, and brutally effective.

FurMark developer Geeks3D will release the newest version of the popular benchmarking software later this month. The public release should follow the group’s latest milestone beta, v2.0.10, which dropped via the Geeks3D Discord channel on August 27th.

Geeks3D made the first beta of FurMark 2.0 available to Discord users in December 2022. Since then, the developer has updated the open beta to fix reported bugs, expand GPU support, expand resolution support, and enhance data reporting outputs. Version 2.0.10’s feature enhancements and bug fixes include:

  • Fixed Radeon RX 6850M XT name (XT was missing).
  • Added support of AMD Radeon PRO W7900, PRO W7800, PRO W7600 and PRO W7500.
  • Added support of AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE.
  • Added support of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB
  • Added support of Intel Arc A570M, Arc A530M, Arc Pro A60M and A30M.
  • (Windows) updated with GPU Shark2 2.0.12
  • Updated with GeeXLab 0.53.0 libs

FurMark 2.0 still provides users with a familiar, simple user interface to initiate pre-defined or custom test runs. Users can select the parameters of their test by choosing the OpenGL or Vulkan API, desired resolution, whether or not the test will run in fullscreen or windowed mode, and whether or not the tool will display the on-screen interface. Users can also launch the GPU-Z and GPU Shark monitoring tools directly from the application’s launch window.

Since no benchmark software is complete without bragging rights, FurMark provides users with a leaderboard for submitting and comparing results with other users and hardware configurations. The current rankings feature a wide range of scores for various GPUs under the software’s presets, which may indicate further scoring refinement is required before the feature goes live in the upcoming public release. If you want a head start, jump on to Geeks3D’s Discord server and navigate to the FurMark 2 thread, where you can find links to download version 2.0.10.

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