Friday, July 3rd 2009

FurMark Returns with Version 1.7.0

Nearly four months after its previous version, the chaps at oZone3D have released Furmark 1.7.0. This release packs a host of nifty new features, and a number of bug fixes. For starters, FurMark is able to work along with GPU-Z to provide real-time readings on the graphics card's temperatures, voltages and VDDC current (for cards that support it). An experimental feature allows you to Twit your score onto your Twitter account. While the stability test or benchmark is running, the main GUI stays minimized, so you needn't have to start another instance to run several tests.

With multiple GPUs doing the rendering, each GPU is given its own temperature graph. You can start or stop the rendering by hitting the space key without having to close the window. A number of new resolutions have been added, and the application is now also available in Castilian, Bulgarian, Polish, Slovak, and Spanish, thanks to translations. Issues relating to temperature updates in the graph, and the application's multithreading management are resolved. Give your graphics cards a sunbath.

DOWNLOAD: FurMark 1.7.0Source: Geeks3D
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33 Comments on FurMark Returns with Version 1.7.0

Actually, PCIe x16 slot is, regardless of generation, 66W (5.5A) at 12V and 9.9W (3A) @ 3.3V.
If PCIe 2.0 slots were 150w, which they aren't, and a card would draw >75W from the slot then imagine what would happen when such a card is plugged in a PCIe 1.x slot?
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W1zzard said:
there were times when that whole pcie power connector was a magic black box with wires going into it and nobody knew details
Or no one wants to get a PCI-SIG membership and read the 700+ page specifications pdf on pcie 1.1 and 2.0 :D

speaking of power though, which cards are eligible for a power reading from software? My ASUS 4850 isn't.

And speaking of that page I linked, I have two molex-peg connectors that don't have the middle bottom pin, but the 3 psus I've checked all have that pin present as a +12v pin on the peg power.
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Necrofire said:
It's 150W if you use a 6-pin PEG, which adds 75W onto the 75W pulled from the board.

EDIT: could you imagine pulling more than 75 watts from those little traces anyway?
I's a fact that slot power is not used for powering GPU if there's an external power connector onboard. Slot power is typically used just for powering the GDDR (vDD+vDDQ) and in some rare cases, low power secondary GPU loads, for example vDDCI on X1900 Radeons.

For example, nV GTX200 series use 15-20W of all available slot power. HD4890 uses <30W from slot.
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Big Member
Is this Furmark more 4800 series friendly?
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btarunr said:
I don't need to. Read up.
I guess we shouldn't even have this website then, since everyone should have to find information for themselves :/
"PCI-SIG announces the availability of the PCI Express® x16 Graphics 150W-ATX Specification 1.0. This is another in a series of specifications that attest to the continued momentum in the adoption of PCI Express architecture as the general-purpose I/O interconnect of choice in computing and communications industries."
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Some boards have the option for provinding a set amount of power to the PCI-e slots, and most limit it to 75W for board power stability. You want to really pull 150W through alloy traces? With a hot running NB, CPU, and SB in close proximity? I don't.

Specs also dont mean reality, there is no way in hell any cheap board will provide 75W to a card 24/7 without causing issues.
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