ATI Release HD 5800 Real-Time DX11 Graphics Demos

"ATI have brought out their graphics demos for the HD5800 series and they're almost as impressive as the actual cards!"

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ATI Release HD 5800 Real-Time DX11 Graphics Demos
ATI's Ladybug demoIt looks like ATI are at it again with more technology to make us salivate, this time it’s software though. They’ve just released Mecha and Ladybug, their latest real-time graphics demos for the HD 5800 series GPU’s, requiring Windows 7 and DirectX 11 as a minimum.
Technical demos like these are a great way for manufacturers to show off their latest toys, but they’re also great for us, the end users, enthusiasts and gamers. A lot of the features demonstrated in these demos will eventually find their way into games, so these demos give us a look into the future so to speak.
Unfortunately I probably won’t be able to obtain a HD 5800 series card for quite a while, so I can’t comment on what the demos are like in action. Luckily, knowing that not everybody will have a 5800, ATI have uploaded 720p HD videos of the demos so that we can see what we’re missing out on.
Mecha is a futuristic demo of a walking robot, showing off advanced semi-transparency and rendering, with some pretty nifty physics and lighting too. My favourite video of the two though is definitely the Ladybug demo.
Quoted straight from ATI’s site, “The Ladybug demo shows the results of a new approach to simulating lens-accurate depth-of-field effects based on real-world parameters of focal length and focus distance.” If you’re not a photographic guru, basically this involves is altering the area of the image which is in focus, as a way of subtly drawing your attention to that particular part of the image. This means one step closer to the Holy Grail, photo-realistic gaming!
You can check out the demos for yourself on ATI's site here.
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19-10-2009, 13:41:38

Not a direct dig at Antec, but I wish case manufacturers would be a little bit more creative than sticking plastic bodykits on square cases. Frustrates me to see the same case again and again..maybe a little bit taller or a bit longer with a whacky bit of moulded plastic bolted to it.

19-10-2009, 13:53:43

I spose if it keeps costs down its a good idea for the lower ranges, but deffo with jim on the higher models. Creativity FTW

19-10-2009, 14:15:53

Dead Ugly.......

19-10-2009, 14:28:50

I Hunta x

Thanks, fixed now :)

I agree, the top is a little odd. Look's almost skeleton-esque, crossed with the 1200/900...

its a 300 with a window and part of the antec skeleton stuck on top with a CM840 front intake bit?

the antec skeleton is a nice looking case in its own way, but the semi combination of it ontop of the 600 is just fugly now ive looked at it a few more times

19-10-2009, 14:32:53

i don't like it at all....makes me think case design has peaked and started to go backwards... If you have a look at earlier Cooler Master ATCS cases and Lian Li's, they were amazingly well engineered.

Can't say I've seen anything truly unique or anything that makes you think ohhhhh, thats quality, thats where my £££ went recently. The crazy thermaltake tower case with the seperate compartments is definitely well designed, sod paying the retail price for one though!

19-10-2009, 15:02:19

Back to the 840 imho, you can tell where your £200 goes with that case....

19-10-2009, 15:19:04

Too much plastic, end of...

20-10-2009, 22:15:54


Dead Ugly.......


23-10-2009, 05:30:51

x3 this antec 1200 is probs the last antec im gonna buy in one word "cr@p" and its fallin apart less than a year old :(

23-10-2009, 06:45:08


Dead Ugly.......

Agree on all counts I'm afraid.

Need some innovation in this area me feels.

Some awesome modulated mini itx or something things.

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