MSI Kombustor 2.0.0 Released, New OpenGL 4.0 Benchmark (PhysX, Tessellation)

MSI Kombustor 2.0.0 Released With New OpenGL 4.0 Benchmark

The new version of MSI Kombustor is available. Kombustor is MSI’s VGA burn-in test and benchmark utility included in Afterburner package.

1 – MSI Kombustor 2.0.0 Download

*** MSI Kombustor 2.2.0 beta available! ***

You can download MSI Kombustor 2.0.0 here:
Download MSI Kombustor 2.0.0 Version 2.0.0

2 – MSI Kombustor 2.0.0 Release Highlights

This version 2.0.0 brings a brand new graphic benchmark including many features such as an OpenGL 4 rendering, GPU tessellation, soft shadows, depth of field, geometry instancing, PhysX (fluids and clothes) and even a furry MSI in the same scene 😉

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MSI Kombustor 2.0.0 Released With New OpenGL 4.0 Benchmark

People that asked me to make an unique benchmark gathering FurMark, FluidMark and TessMark will be happy!

High-resolution screenshots are available here: MSI Kombustor 2.0.0 Gallery (6 pictures total)

Like 3DMark11, there are ready-to-use presets: Extreme (1910×1080) and Normal (1280×720). You can can submit your score online in order to compare and compete with other users. Online scores are available here: MSI Kombustor Scores.

MSI Kombustor 2.0.0 Released With New OpenGL 4.0 Benchmark

There are actually four benchmark modes: Extreme or Normal and with GPU PhysX or CPU PhysX.

To make things a bit more interesting, a tweaking bar has been added allowing a control of the features:

MSI Kombustor 2.0.0 Released With New OpenGL 4.0 Benchmark

You can then hide or show the different objects of the scene: tessellated spheres and ground, PhysX flags, PhysX particles, post processing (depth of field), the cube-based asteroid field or the furry MSI:

MSI Kombustor 2.0.0 Released With New OpenGL 4.0 Benchmark
Cubic asteroids (geometry instancing) and tessellated ground

The original burn-in module based on FurMark engine is still there and has been updated with a increased graphic workload. You can now change the fur color and the background image thanks to the new Settings box.

MSI Kombustor 2.0.0 Released With New OpenGL 4.0 Benchmark


  • If they could only add artifact detection this could be the perfect benchmark.

  • Oh.. and again: is it so difficult to enable SLI from software?

  • “Another_Useless_Test” it’s me just to prove ahow much useless it is.

    32767 points on all tests 😀

  • Arctucas

    I really like the new version… but I would like to see the ability to use multiple cards in Windowed Mode.

    I was able to get SLI working in Fullscreen by renaming the executable to Heaven.

  • Zeuz

    Hii I like the new Kombustor, but i have one question how you activate the kombustor to work whit 2 gpus , i put to run the kombustor but just 1 gpu is working , i have to activate somewhere ??

  • WacKEDmaN

    wow! finally the unified benchmark ive been looking out for!!..

    nice job! :p

  • WacKEDmaN

    @zibri..thats an obvious hack or submission error way them points add up..

    seems this is weighted weird on the SPS side..

    GTX470 + 9400GT for physx

    KMark score (OpenGL 4): 4222 points (144 FPS)
    Graphics score: 7090 points (131 FPS)
    PhysX score: 2958 points (411 FPS, 82 SPS, GPU PhysX)
    Combined score: 2462 points (50 FPS, 47 SPS)

    GTX470 doing physx..

    KMark score (OpenGL 4): 4973 points (119 FPS)
    Graphics score: 7097 points (131 FPS)
    PhysX score: 3732 points (287 FPS, 161 SPS, GPU PhysX)
    Combined score: 3273 points (36 FPS, 134 SPS)

    as you can see..using the 9400GT for physx gives a higher FPS overall..the Kmark score shows that..yet the score is lower coz of the average SPS :/

  • Fran

    It doesn´t detect multi-gpu, i´ve got gtx480 SLI and only run with one.

  • JEskandari

    O wonder why in OpenGl 3 mode it cant show temperature Graph

  • guest

    Renaming to heaven.exe only works part time. Last 2 benchmarks still not fully using SLI (3x GTx480 here)…but still better than nothing.

  • Tyson

    THnx for kombustor