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Nvidia Next-Gen Maximus Demoed in Videos From SIGGRAPH

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Check out our full HD 1080p videos of Nvidia's Kepler GPU-based Maximus 2.0 in action.

At SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles, Nvidia demonstrated next-gen Maximus, the new update to their Maximus architecture. The next-gen Maximus-configured systems featured at the show used a Nvidia Quadro K5000 together with a Nvidia Tesla K20 GPU computing accelerator, both based on the Kepler GPU architecture.

Note: all videos available in up to 1080p, so please select your desired resolution in the YouTube player options.

 

Galactic Collision SIGGRAPH 2012 Nvidia Maximus 2.0

This is a demo of the interactions between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, which will happen about 5 billion years from the present. The simulation not only calculates the gravitational reaction between the two galaxies but also calculates the interaction between the gravity of the individual stars in the two galaxies. The updated Maximus platform allows them to use ten times more particles (stars) in the simulation than the previous version. The system running this is a Lenovo D30 Thinkstation equipped with dual Xeon processors and the aforementioned combination of a Quadro K5000 and a Tesla K20.

 

RTT DeltaGen SIGGRAPH 2012 Nvidia Maximus 2.0

This demo is or RTT DeltaGen, which is a styling and engineering application, here used to work on a car model. In addition to being able to generate a real-time ray-traced render of the car, it is also calculating the airflow over the car. The system used for this demonstration is identical to the one above.

 

VrayRT SIGGRAPH2012

Chaos Group does a demonstration of the real-time rendering features of their VrayRT renderer, performed on a Dell T7600 Precision workstation in similar configuration to the workstations mentioned above.

These demos - recorded live on the show floor at SIGGRAPH 2012 - should give you some idea of the possible impact of GPU acceleration using the next-gen Maximus architecture.

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    master_chen , August 16, 2012 6:06 PM
    I'm really confused how they still manage to not get sued by ASUS. I wonder if they already come to some kind of an anonymous agreement? Because, seriously, naming your product like that is just like getting bare naked, painting yourself red, and then running before ASUS's main office's entrance while laughing hysterically and screaming "neh-neh-ne-ne-neh! Come on, sue me!".
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    spartanmk2 , August 16, 2012 6:09 PM
    But can it make me a sandwich?
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    blingooron , August 16, 2012 6:11 PM
    Crysis?
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    vrumor , August 16, 2012 6:12 PM
    And here fans of the green is your fabled GK110 GPU.
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    Anonymous , August 16, 2012 6:50 PM
    Its not a matter of can it run crysis. Its a matter of how many fps we could get if we ray-trace the entire damn game.
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    Draven35 , August 16, 2012 11:17 PM
    The answer is: a few minutes per frame. GPU-accelerated ray-tracing =/= real-time. But it would look better than you've ever seen it!
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    eddieroolz , August 16, 2012 11:36 PM
    I'd really love to see Nvidia release a GK110-based card to silence its critics. What better than a card to show them that Nvidia isn't turning its back on GPGPU?
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    Draven35 , August 16, 2012 11:53 PM
    Well, the thing is, most GPU computing tasks including GPU-accelerated rendering, are single-precision floating point- which the Kepler architecture is faster at.
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    Draven35 , August 16, 2012 11:54 PM
    And yes, all these videos were shot in 1080p HD so please crank the res and enjoy them full screen!
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    tubers , August 17, 2012 12:37 AM
    So.. where's my GTX 760 Ti?
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    tanjo , August 17, 2012 2:17 AM
    What happens to Asus Maximus when Nvidia keeps TMing Maximus(tm)?
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    doron , August 17, 2012 2:55 AM
    Draven35Well, the thing is, most GPU computing tasks including GPU-accelerated rendering, are single-precision floating point- which the Kepler architecture is faster at.


    Faster than what?
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    Draven35 , August 17, 2012 3:06 AM
    faster than the previous-generation NVIDIA cards. According to the line card, 2x faster than previous generation Quadros.
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    master_chen , August 17, 2012 11:52 AM
    tanjoWhat happens to ASUS Maximus when Nvidia keeps TMing Maximus(tm)?

    My point exactly.
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    someperson123 , July 30, 2013 11:59 AM
    "I'm really confused how they still manage to not get sued by ASUS. I wonder if they already come to some kind of an anonymous agreement? Because, seriously, naming your product like that is just like getting bare naked, painting yourself red, and then running before ASUS's main office's entrance while laughing hysterically and screaming "neh-neh-ne-ne-neh! Come on, sue me!". "

    You do realize that Maximus is a Roman name that far predates ASUS right?

    Unless you expect ASUS to sue the Roman Empire for the name Quintus Maximus...