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NVIDIA tease new Kepler tech demo "New Dawn", she's never looked this good!

"New Dawn" NVIDIA's latest Kepler-based - teases with a new video

By Anthony Garreffa on Mar 28, 2012 04:29 am CDT - 1 min, 1 sec reading time

At NVIDIA's GeForce Kepler event (sadly, I was not invited), NVIDIA reportedly stunned people at the event by showing off a smooth-running Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 "Samaritan" tech-demo, which ran on a single GeForce Kepler-based GPU. Previously, the demo required three 500-series NVIDIA GPUs to run.

NVIDIA tease new Kepler tech demo New Dawn, she's never looked this good! | TweakTown.com

But, Samaritan isn't Kepler's official tech demo, the official tech demo is a next-generation Dawn demo dubbed "New Dawn". New Dawn is a retake on the Dawn tech-demo, which blew the industry away when it hit nearly 10 years ago now. At the time, Dawn was impressively detailed, but the environment around her, was not.

This time around, NVIDIA focused on environmental elements such as realistic physics simulation, improved hair animation, and of course, much more detail. NVIDIA has a bunch of new tools at their disposal on the Kepler GPUs, such as a level of tessellation that was simply impossible to render not only on their generations ago GPUs, but on their competitors GPUs. NVIDIA could be ready to dump this on NVIDIA.com and GeForce.com at any minute now.

The above picture is from the 2003-based demo, where the video is a sneak peak at the New Dawn tech demo.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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