A New Dawn of a new era: NVIDIA tech demo reboot.

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 25, 2012 - 08:55 PM |
Tagged: A New Dawn, video, nvidia, kepler

NVIDIA has released a demo for their latest GPUs which might be a little familiar for long-time PC gamers. A New Dawn is a remake of their Dawn demo for the GeForce FX line of graphics processors -- now with less fake Subsurface Scattering.

What better way to gratify your purchases than scantily clad demihumans?

It has been just months shy of a decade ago when NVIDIA revealed Dawn to attendees of the 2002 Game Developer’s Conference. Dawn, titled after both lead character as well as setting, was set to promote NVIDIA’s GeForce FX line of graphics processors.

Less lensflare than a dance-pop video.

Every day I'm fluttering -- ROFL.

A New Dawn demonstrates the progression between early-stage DirectX 9 through current DirectX 11.1 hardware. Dawn has been remodeled and reskinned with actual subsurface scattering to liven up her skin; fine-grained hair with blur shaders to prevent aliasing; and certainly no extra clothing. Her environment is modeled and tessellated -- a step up from the box she used to reside in.

A New Dawn is available for download from NVIDIA’s website if your system meets the minimum specifications -- which, if you have a Kepler GPU, is quite forgiving for a system that a Kepler GPU would make sense to be in.

Source: NVIDIA

July 25, 2012 | 10:00 PM - Posted by Arb (not verified)

This Tech demo was made to show the power of a GTX690, the min they have for target is GTX670 SLI.

July 26, 2012 | 04:11 AM - Posted by cyow

Dam it now I have to get 1 more GTX670670 I just got one 4 days ago man I love it.

worth the cash I pay for it first time I got a card that was over $220

July 26, 2012 | 10:41 AM - Posted by Will (not verified)

Seemed to run fairly well on my GTX 570's in SLI, some stutter here and there but overall it was smooth in 1920, I did not dare try 2560. :)

July 26, 2012 | 04:23 PM - Posted by Markon101

At 1080P my 580 played it alright, jerky, but it was beautiful. (Ultra mode) Wonder when games will look this good?

July 28, 2012 | 01:26 PM - Posted by Branthog

I wish they'd have renovated it with an entirely new subject. I would not watch that video in a room with other people. It feels creepy in that sort of way that you feel if you watch an anime that has lots of young girls squealing and you hope nobody around you gets the wrong idea.

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