Want to test the performance and stability of your graphics adapter? You can run a benchmark on your GPU. It helps you find out how well your GPU is performing and if it’s working properly under stressful situation.
To run a benchmark on your GPU is easy. Just try the methods below:
Methods to try
You don’t have to try them all; just choose the one that best suits your need
Method 1: Benchmark your GPU with UserBenchmark
UserBenchmark can help you benchmark your hardware components, including your graphics adapter. Here’s how to use it:
1) Download UserBenchmark and run this program.
3) Click the Run button.
4) Wait for the benchmark process to be complete.
5) Copy the link of your report.
6) Open your web browser and paste the link to the address bar, then press Enter on your keyboard to go to that page.
Now you should see the test result of your GPU.
Method 2: Benchmark your GPU with Unigine Heaven
Unigine Heaven is a benchmark program you can use to run tests for your GPU. Here’s how to do this:
1) Download Unigine Heaven, then run this software.
2) Change the Preset settings to Extreme (the most stressful test environment), then click the Run button.
3) Click the Benchmark button in the upper left corner.
You’ll see the result when the test is over.
What to do if the result is not what you expected…
Sometimes your GPU doesn’t perform as well as you thought it could. To improve this, you should try updating your graphics driver. It won’t significantly improve your GPU performance, but it can help you make the best of its power.
If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to your GPU to download the correct version of its driver, then you can manually install it. Or click the Update All button at the bottom right to automatically update all the drivers. (This requires the Pro version — you will be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. You get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee.)
Hopefully one of the methods above has helped you benchmark your GPU. If you have any questions or suggestions, you’re more than welcome to leave us a comment below.