At first glance, this may look like a promotional video for a jewelry store, but believe it or not, this was all rendered in real-time with DirectX 11. That’s right, “this amazing graphics demo was created by PC modder Hayssam Keilany and it squeezes every single bit of power from a Radeon 5870 using DirectX 11 hosted in a Intel Core i7-based PC.” Continue reading for the video and more information.

I remember the days in which one of these frames would take a few days to render. Now, a graphic card can spit sixty of them every second. And yes, it’s a cliche, but the frontier between real life and synthetic reality is about to completely disappear, with worlds as seemingly complex as ours generated in real time.

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