1 – Release Notes
MSI Kombustor is back, after nearly one year without update. This new version brings several new stress tests and benchmarks, adds the support of recent NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, fixes bugs in the Vulkan renderer and in other parts of the underlying 3D framework (GeeXLab engine) and allows to submit scores to an online database.
This new version of Kombustor adds two new graphics benchmarks. The first one (MSI-01) is focused on graphics rendering and uses lot of textures (2k and 4k) and graphics effects such as tessellation, DoF (depth of field) or PBR (physically based rendering). On a GeForce RTX 2070, the average framerate is around 50 FPS.
The second new benchmark is based on NVIDIA PhysX 4 and is an endless fall of rigid bodies on a poor MSI 3D model. Recent versions of PhysX have finally added the support of GPU Rigid Body (finally? yes because I remember the good old times where Ageia’s PhysX P1 accelerator was able to hardware accelerate rigid body simulations, more than 10 years ago!). But GRB is there and it’s the important thing.
The PhysX 4 test is available in CPU and in GPU. The CPU version is interesting because it can run on any GPU (NVIDIA, AMD, Intel) and is a nice CPU test because the simulation is multi-threaded.
I also added four new FurMark-based tests to stress-test the graphics memory (VRAM). Each test allocates and uses a fixed amount of VRAM : 1700MB, 3200MB, 5200MB and 6500MB.
Regular tests like FurMark or TessMark are still there:
2 – Changelog
Version 18.104.22.168 - 2019.07.03 + added support of GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER. ! improved / fixed highDPI scaling support. ! updated with latest GeeXLab SDK libs (v0.28.4.0). ! changed the major version number: now 4.x.x.x. Version 0.8.0.0 - 2019.06.03 + added new PhysX 4 GPU/CPU rigid bodies benchmark (msi02). + disallow screen saver and screen blanking. + added logging of GPU data (command line). + added online scores submission. + added four new FurMark-based tests that allocate lot of graphics memory (VRAM): 1700MB, 3200MB, 5200MB and 6500MB. + added new benchmark / stress test with DoF, PBR and tessellation (msi01). * fixed bugs in the Vulkan renderer. + added support of recent NVIDIA and AMD GPUs. ! updated command line options. ! updated with latest GeeXLab SDK libs.