Watch Square Enix's DirectX 12 Tech Demo

Watch Square Enix's DirectX 12 Tech Demo

Watch Square Enix's DirectX 12 Tech Demo

Watch Square Enix's DirectX 12 Tech Demo


Last night at Microsoft's BUILD 2015 conference, Square Enix and Nvidia showed off an extremely impressive tech demo on DirectX 12 and 4 Titan X GPUs, which was shown in real time.

The Tech Demo was called Witch Chapter 0 [cry], and is created with 63 million polygons in each scene, which is 6 to 10 times more than what they were capable of showcasing in their Agni's Philosophy tech demo which the company shown off in DirectX 11 in 2012.  

While the tech demo has an exceptional level of detail, the fact it runs on $4000 worth of GTX Titan X GPUs means that we will not be seeing these kind of visuals in games anytime soon. 



Here is Square Enix's Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV, had to say about the tech demo:


"Our team has always pursued cutting-edge pre-rendered and real-time CG. As a part of the technical development, we created this demo using world-class, real-time CG technology with generous support from leading-edge software and hardware providers – Microsoft’s Windows10/DirectX 12 and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX. The efforts from this project will power future game development as well as Final Fantasy XV, currently a work in progress."


While this demo is using absurdly expensive and powerful hardware, all we can do right now is hope that we can see these kind of visuals in game after a few more generations of GPU and CPU hardware. One of the main things many pc gamers have been hoping for is that DirectX 12 will be able to easily support multi-GPU setups, so let's hope that will be the case when we see the first DirectX 12 games launch later this year.


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Watch Square Enix's new Real Time DirectX 12 Tech Demo. Simply put it looks amazing.http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/gpu_displays/watch_square_enix_s_directx_12_tech_demo/1

Posted by OC3D on Friday, 1 May 2015
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Most Recent Comments

01-05-2015, 06:00:46


It looks bloody amazing! *_*Quote

01-05-2015, 06:06:13

But who has $10-15,000 to buy/build a computer that they used for the demo?Quote

01-05-2015, 06:32:22

Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post

It looks bloody amazing! *_*
And people complain about movie trailers being shakey, that was horrendous I'd comment on the graphics but I couldn't see em worth a damn for the friggin' camera shake!Quote

01-05-2015, 06:37:12

Oh excuse me about that. That was the dx11 edition.Quote

01-05-2015, 06:43:55

Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
Oh excuse me about that. That was the dx11 edition.
I don't think dx12 will stop the inherent camera shakeQuote

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