NVIDIA Demos Unreal Engine 4 On GeForce GTX Titan Z At GTC 2014 [Video]

NVIDIA has always been the master of the tech demo.  And though they've previously shown Epic's Unreal Engine 4 in action on even mobile platforms like their forthcoming Tegra K1 mobile SoC, there's nothing like a new flagship graphics card to serve as a vehicle to demonstrate the latest in game engine advancements.  It's showcases like these that demonstrate the progress being made toward photo-realism and real-time physics in live action graphics and game play.

Toward the end of his keynote speech on Monday, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang shifted the focus of his presentation from graphics horsepower to what you could actually achieve with all that graphics muscle.  Powered by NVIDIA's next generation GeForce GTX Titan Z dual-GPU behemoth, Jen-Hsun fired up a demo of Epic's Unreal Engine 4 with a lethal fight scene that impresses both in terms of combat simulation and physics but also visual fidelity that breaks new ground.  Have a look...

Again, though NVIDIA has showcased Unreal Engine 4 in the past on various platforms, the level of detail and real-time rendering effects seen in this demo are simply gorgeous.  Global illumination, where lighting and reflection detail are bouncing off one surface to another, plays a key role in adding to realism with respect to what looks natural to the eye, even in surreal, futuristic action scenes such as these.

Game engines and 3D graphics technologies continue to advance at a relentless pace.  Soon, the kind of visual realism that was only previously delivered in actual recorded footage will be rendered in real-time on the GPU, with geometry, lighting and physics that deliver an experience that will rival cinema quality production.  It's just a matter of time.
Via:  HotHardware
AustinJankowski 9 months ago

for 3k though? Sounds more like a card for development studios than consumers.

Jaybk26 9 months ago

It's a nice step forward though. It's only a matter of time now before we learn how to make the same quality of product for considerably less. The first tries are always the most expensive.

JefferyPruett 9 months ago

Integrated graphic cards will be just like Windows xp soon no support lol their will be no wayyy one could run these graphics

BrandonTVickery 9 months ago

Graphics are amazing who else needs 3 k they can just blow lol

AminovitchTrizone 9 months ago

Hourraaa 3k video cards just for demo ! there is still no games which require all that power

AaronJones 9 months ago

Karmen Keyes

MiguelBoulet 9 months ago

Omar Os Nvidia RULES!

JefferyPruett 9 months ago

Is this A Video Game they are working on or its just a random simulation I forgot to ask >.>? if so I gotta try it out on release

JaySleven 9 months ago

Mind equals blown. Yes it's pricy now but that will of course go down with time. Impressive stuff

JefferyPruett 9 months ago

Save Save Save Before 2016

CElsby 9 months ago

I guess you had to be there...

Cyric_Mage 9 months ago

Well, hopefully the continued release of these more powerful cards brings the price of slightly older cards down to a level more accessible to people. I finally swapped in a 770 late last year once i managed to get the price to ~$250 with gift cards. Sad to think my father's "gaming" PC is still a windows 2000 beast with my old ATI Radeon 1300 in it..

TwoFaceTony 8 months ago

nice. although i cant load a video but id have to get this game if my computer would work for gaming only chance is to win the zeus mini then i bet i could play an actual pc game

MeenaRagheb 8 months ago

I was drooling all the way till the guy hit the wall, only a few bits and pieces fell from a tile wall. I was impressed with everything else though, we have come so far in the graphics department but obviously still some things to improve on

KevinLozandier 8 months ago

Simply stunning. I can't imagine what Nvidia will come up with as their flagship GPU card that uses PCIe4 or NVLInk. It's mindblowing that  their Pascal family of GPUS will allow them to have GPUs this powerful in a compact form factor 1/3 the size of standard motherboards today (http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/03/25/gpu-roadmap-pascal/). 

Along with Gsync's upcoming release this year and next year--hopefully eventually in a 4K, IPS panel--Nvidia's providing us cards that'll give you face-melting levels of quality graphics sooner than I imagined.

Nvidia's isn't kidding that using their GPUs is the "way games are meant to be played".

Did Nvidia provide information of the technologies used for this Unreal 4 demo that would be relevant to assess this demo demo such as whether Direct X12 was involved, PhysX, and so on?

RJeffries 8 months ago

Hopefully running this engine won't require a Titan Z. #IJS

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