'

Futuremark Introduces 3DMARK Stress Tests

Futuremark Introduces 3DMARK Stress Tests

Futuremark Introduces 3DMARK Stress Tests

Futuremark Introduces 3DMARK Stress Tests

 

Futuremark has now introduced dedicated Stress Testing features in a free update to 3DMARK, allowing you to easily test your system's cooling and stability. 

This tool can be used to help overclockers to check the stability of their overclocks and for those with newly built systems to easily test their cooling and stability. After running this benchmark users will get a stability score, which will determine if your systems performance lowers significantly in one of the stability testing loops, allowing 

After running this benchmark users will get a stability score, which will determine if your systems performance lowers significantly in one of the stability testing loops, allowing users to easily determine if their system has any thermal throttling or any stability issues. 

 

   Each 3DMark Stress Test runs in a loop without pausing for loading screens or other breaks. In 3DMark Advanced Edition, the test loops 20 times and runs for around 10 minutes, which is usually enough to uncover any significant stability or cooling issues. With 3DMark Professional Edition, you can set any number of loops from 2 to 5,000. 

 

  Futuremark Introduces 3DMARK Stress Tests

 

Users of this test will require a stability score of 97% or above in order to pass, which means that their systems performance should not change over time when subjected to the game system loads. In the above image, we can see a failed system, which had it's performance drop after the system reached peak temperature.   

The new 3DMark Stress Tests are available now as part of 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition, with the standalone versions of the application requiring users to download and install an update. 3DMARK users on Steam will have 3DMark update automatically. 

 

You can join the discussion on Futuremark's 3DMARK Stress Tests on the OC3D Forums

 

«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

14-06-2016, 08:00:22

Daiyus
This could be really handy. I've only just started getting into overclocking and have been using actual games to stability test my system which isn't the most reliable. I had an overclock on my GPU that was completely stable on Fallout 4 (three hour gaming session across multiple areas), but crashed Deus Ex: Human Revolution (within ten minutes). Hopefully this'll give me a better indication of what's going on.Quote

14-06-2016, 10:24:31

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daiyus View Post
This could be really handy. I've only just started getting into overclocking and have been using actual games to stability test my system which isn't the most reliable. I had an overclock on my GPU that was completely stable on Fallout 4 (three hour gaming session across multiple areas), but crashed Deus Ex: Human Revolution (within ten minutes). Hopefully this'll give me a better indication of what's going on.
If you want a real test of GPU overclocks fire up GTA Online give it full ultra grass and textures then head for Mt Chiliad. If you can reach the summit and your temps stay good and no crashes occur you have a winner.Quote
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.