Originally Posted by Viral
I don't exactly see the point in discrediting furmark results. Yes, the temps in actual games are less, but so are the temps of the competiting GPU's. It's a worst case scenario and any scaling down of temps in actual games should apply in a relative manner to competing solutions.
It's funny that you mention that. I've actually found that OCCT's GPU stress test creates more heat than Furmark. I wonder how many people actually know of this...
Furmark is able to push my video card up to 86C, but at that point the fan spins up and cools it back down. OCCT's GPU test is able to push it into the low 90's with fan speeds reaching 50%. At that level, the fan is pretty audible over the rest of the computer.
So if you want to make your GTX 480 scream, OCCT's GPU test is the way to go.