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NVIDIA Endless City - CUDA/DX11 Tech Demo

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NVIDIA's new toy for GTX 580 launch. Works also with GTX 400 series.

NVIDIA Endless City Demo
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Let the machines take over!

Our Endless City demo starts with a few dozen building blocks and uses an L-System to
assemble these into complex structures, buildings, whole city blocks, and finally a
sprawling and boundless megalopolis.

At any given time, there are hundreds of thousands of on-screen objects. The
super-efficient NVIDIA® Tessellation engine scales the number of polygons for each object
according to its surface detail and proximity to the camera . . . real-time,
high-resolution displacement.

So while you enjoy a leisurely glide through the city, the NVIDIA® GeForce® powering your
flight will be churning through over 600 million polygons per second. Better yet, there
will still be enough power to keep the lights running . . . hundreds of thousands of
them, all lighting the scene dynamically.

All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the view.


Highlights of the demo include:
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• Tessellation enables a continuous ramp on the level of detail, more than
doubling the total triangle count and providing up to a 500x increase in detail
on the nearest objects.
• Three dimensional displacement maps allow greater detail than simple height maps.
• The demo positions and renders over 600 million triangles per second with a
single GPU.
• The city is procedurally generated. The buildings are constructed from a small
set of objects into a city of complex structures using a set of rules called an
L-system.
• In the area surrounding the viewer, over a million meshes are arranged by the
L-system, including roughly 500,000 light sources.
• As the viewer moves, the demo endlessly (hence the name) generates more of the
city to keep the viewer surrounded by buildings.
• The L-system randomly selects elements to assemble so each block looks different
from the last but if you return to a place you saw before, it'll regenerate the
same buildings you saw previously.
• Split screen rendering modes operate in eye space so they look correct in 3D Vision.
• Screen-space ambient occlusion enables high quality shading on randomly
generated and dynamic geometry which cannot be accomplished with precomputed texture
maps.
• Dynamic lighting on everything; can shift from day to night.


Recommended System:
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 500 series GPU
2.6 GHz Quad core CPU
4 GB System memory
300 MB Hard drive space
Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7


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FMOD Sound System, copyright © Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd., 1994-2010.


ATI users don't need to waste their time thanks to CUDA :-\

 
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Low/few polys representing the base mesh. They are using high displacement maps. It just doesn't look right to me.
 
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Did you check the cpu usage on that? :D
Nuff said
 
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Wow, I *only* need a GTX5xx to run this demo!
 

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will 9800gt SLI even run this?
 

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Awesome new game for a Nvidia user to play while the rest of us play real games.
 

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Awesome new game for a Nvidia user to play while the rest of us play real games.
more like tech demo for nvidia users while ATI tries to figure out how to write a driver correctly:laugh:
 

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You mad?
 
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AMD+Drivers = Fail
Nvidia+Drivers = Semi-Fail
 
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Who'd of thought such a thread would of attracted the fanboys from both sides :/


Runs fine on my GTX470 and GTX460, gets good framerates too.
I'll give it a try too on Monday when my ISP lift's the cap on my connection!
 
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lol, can someone Help me please?

it says something isnt there..argh..



i have installed newest drivers and cuda is active..Someone knows whats up here?

greetz Beta

im on win 7 64bit and gtx460...
 
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Sometime in the next few days, somebody will find a work around so people will be able to use this on ATI AMD cards
 

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Mine pooped out too, trying the latest drivers to see if that fixes it;)
 

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Sometime in the next few days, somebody will find a work around so people will be able to use this on ATI AMD cards
Considering this uses CUDA, I highly doubt it.
 
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Mine pooped out too, trying the latest drivers to see if that fixes it;)
oki doki, please report back if it worked and what you changed :)
Wanna Try out this Demo !! hehe
 

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oki doki, please report back if it worked and what you changed :)
Wanna Try out this Demo !! hehe
Went and grabbed the latest 260.99 drivers. Went to my Control panel and deleted all Nvidia software including this demo. Reboot to safemode, ran Ccleaner reg cleaner, reboot and install drivers, reboot install demo and go at it:)
 
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Went and grabbed the latest 260.99 drivers. Went to my Control panel and deleted all Nvidia software including this demo. Reboot to safemode, ran Ccleaner reg cleaner, reboot and install drivers, reboot install demo and go at it:)
OK, thx, i will give it a shoot ;)
 
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Honestly from the screenshots I don't feel very motivated to try this. Usually I'll grab a tech demo like this cause they look better than actual games and it's neat to see, but that city is so artistically fugly I just don't see the point. Marketing fail.
 
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nvidia very clever company , they always do something bring attention
 

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I think it's pretty neat. Flying through the city is nice, kind of reminds me of Blade Runner. It would be nice if it had a benchmarking mode though.
 

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Went and grabbed the latest 260.99 drivers. Went to my Control panel and deleted all Nvidia software including this demo. Reboot to safemode, ran Ccleaner reg cleaner, reboot and install drivers, reboot install demo and go at it:)
OK, thx, i will give it a shoot ;)
I think it's pretty neat. Flying through the city is nice, kind of reminds me of Blade Runner. It would be nice if it had a benchmarking mode though.
So which one of you three is gonna fraps a run so that those without the hardware can see it?

:laugh:


:banghead:
 

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I failed at getting either fraps or MSI AB to show results on screen:(
 

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