MSI Kombustor 1.1.0 With Direct3D 9, 10 and 11 Support


MSI Kombustor - Direct3D 11
Direct3D 11 in action with the new radial blur Post-FX

The new version of MSI Kombustor is up for grabs. Kombustor is MSI’s graphics card stress test tool with quick benchmark facilities. Kombustor is based on FurMark, the popular VGA stress test utility.

This new branch (1.1.x) adds the DirectX support with all available render paths: Direct3D 9, Direct3D 10 and Direct3D 11. For the first time ever, you can see a FurMark-like app with the Direct3D treatment!

Currently there are 3 different downloads depending on your version of Windows (XP, Vista or Seven). Of course, OpenGL render paths are still available in each version:

MSI Kombustor - All render paths: OpenGL and Direct3D
The different render paths of the DX11 version of Kombustor


Windows 7 (and Vista SP2): Kombustor with Direct3D 9, 10 and 11 render paths:

Windows Vista: Kombustor with Direct3D 9 and 10 render paths:

Windows XP: Kombustor with Direct3D 9 render path:

For Direct3D render paths, new AA (Anti-Aliasing) modes have been added: CSAA and Quality CSAA (see HERE for more information).

The post processing effect or Post-FX has been changed and now a more intensive effect is used: a radial blur post-fx.

Kombustor 1.1.0 should be considered as a beta version since it’s the very first D3D version of FurMark engine. There is a thread on Guru3D’s forums.

So all feedbacks are welcome…

3 thoughts on “MSI Kombustor 1.1.0 With Direct3D 9, 10 and 11 Support”

  1. Vhozard

    On my HD4850 the most stressing combination is:
    DirectX 10 + Unlock Power Draw + Post FX

    Gives constant 100% load in GPU-Z.

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