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Old 09-06-08, 08:16 AM   #46
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Default Re: Furmark cause major overheating on GTX 280?

Originally Posted by Redshirt #24 View Post
Semi-serious question: exactly what is the real-world benefit of FurMark?
It's great for testing an overclock. Yes, you can run a game instead, but Furmark is far harder on the GPU than most games and much, much softer on the rest of the OS, making it a nice, lightweight benchmark to run. It gives a fair representation of what your overclocking limits are, tells you what the gain is, and doesn't take an age to alt-tab between. So, yeah - it's good stuff.
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