MSI Kombustor 3.5.0 released, New GPU Computing Tests Added (Updated: v3.5.1.0 + v2.5.9)



MSI Kombustor



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1 – MSI Kombustor Downloads





MSI Kombustor 3.5.1.0 (64-bit):
Download MSI Kombustor 3.5.1 Version 3.5.1.x



MSI Kombustor 2.5.9 (32-bit):
Download MSI Kombustor 2.5.9 x32 Version 2.5.9


AMD Radeon owners: MSI Kombustor requires the PhysX support for some tests. If PhysX runtimes are not present on your system, Kombustor will not start properly. You can download PhysX runtimes from this page: NVIDIA PhysX System Software v9.14.0702.




MSI Kombustor 3.x.x (64-bit) is the new active branch of Kombustor. Branch 2.5.x (32-bit) is now in mainteance only mode.



2 – MSI Kombustor Release Highlights

A new version of MSI Kombustor is ready. MSI Kombustor 3.5.0 adds two news computing tests, one based on OpenCL and the second one based on OpenGL 4.3 compute shaders. According to this article, the new GeForce GTX 980 seems to be a GPU computing killer and I hope both news benchmarks have enough compute load for it… Comparative tables are available at the end of this post.

The first computing test performs a particle simulation (one million particles) with OpenGL 4.3 compute shaders.

MSI Kombustor - OpenGL 4.3 compute shaders test - Particle simulation
Particle simulation with compute shaders



The second computing test draws a Julia4D fractal with OpenCL. This is a multi-GPU test: the demo will try to use all available GPUs even if they are not the same. In the following screenshot, two GPUs are used: a GeForce GTX 660 and a GeForce GT 520. Of course, best results are achieved with identical GPUs.


MSI Kombustor - OpenCL computing test - Julia4D
OpenGL multi-GPU test


OpenCL logo



If you are bored with the furry donut, I added a new furry test based on a PQ Torus Knot:

MSI Kombustor - Fur rendering test with a PQTorus



With MSI Kombustor 3.5.0, you can submit some scores (Preset:1080 or Preset:720 and [B] tests) to MSI Kombustor Scores Database:

MSI Kombustor - main user interface



3 – MSI Kombustor changelog

2014.11.10 - v3.5.1.0
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- fixed a crash with Radeon R9 in the GPU monitoring plugin.
- updated GPU Shark 0.9.2.0
- updated 3D framework

2014.09.24 - v3.5.0.4
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- added support of desktop GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980.
- updated GPU Shark 0.9.1.4
- updated 3D framework

2014.09.17 - v3.5.0.2
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- fixed GPU detection on notebooks with NVIDIA GPU and Intel GPU 
  (tested on ASUS N550J with NVIDIA GTX 850M + Intel HD 4600).
- moved PhysX 3 DLLs from plugins/ folder to Kombustor root folder.
- now, all 3D tests are benchmarkable but only tests with [B] have online scores.
- disabled online score submissions for PhysX benchmarks.
- updated score submission module.
- updated GPU Shark 0.9.1.2

2014.08.27 - v3.5.0.0
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- added new demo/benchmark: Plasma (OpenGL 4.3 + compute shaders + ssbo).
- added new furry stress test with pq torus.
- added new experimental demo: fur rendering with bindless textures (OpenGL 4.4).
- added support of desktop GeForce GTX Titan Z, GT 730, GT 720.
- added support of notebook GeForce GT 700M series, GTX 700M series, 800M series
  and GTX 800M series.
- updated 3D framework
- updated GPU Shark 0.9.0

2014.05.28 - v3.4.0.2
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- update score submission module.
- updated 3D framework

2014.05.03 - v3.4.0.0
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- added support of latest GeForce cards (GTX Titan Black, GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti).
- benchmark scores can now be submitted to an online GPU database. 
- added new multi-GPU test: OpenCL Julia4D. 
- added a section with experimental demos (no benchmark, demo mode only).
- many bugfixes.
- updated 3D framework
- updated GPU Shark 0.8.1
- default resolution is 1280x720

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4 – MSI Kombustor v3.5.0.x Scores

Here are some average scores with various 3D tests of Kombustor 3.5.0. More scores and ranking tables can be found in the online GPU database HERE.


4.1 – Preset:1080 – Plasma

16259 points (270 FPS) – NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan
15023 points (250 FPS) – EVGA GeForce GTX 780
11820 points (197 FPS) – MSI Radeon HD 7970
8027 points (133 FPS) – MSI GTX 660 Hawk
7440 points (124 FPS) – ASUS GeForce GTX 750
4104 points (68 FPS) – ASUS Radeon HD 7770
2015 points (33 FPS) – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970


4.2 – Preset:1080 – OpenCL Julia4D (GPU)

6221 points (103 FPS) – NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan
5256 points (87 FPS) – EVGA GeForce GTX 780
2851 points (47 FPS) – MSI Radeon HD 7970
1818 points (30 FPS) – ASUS GeForce GTX 750
1603 points (26 FPS) – ASUS Radeon HD 7770
902 points (15 FPS) – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970


4.3 – Preset:1080 – Lakes of Titan X32

9480 points (158 FPS) – EVGA GeForce GTX 780
4957 points (82 FPS) – MSI GTX 660 Hawk
4634 points (77 FPS) – MSI Radeon HD 7970
3211 points (53 FPS) – ASUS GeForce GTX 750
2531 points (42 FPS) – ASUS Radeon HD 7770
2271 points (37 FPS) – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970

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