In order to showcase the abilities of GeForce
creates technology demos
that render in real-time on the chipsets in question (while videos are usually also made available). This listing attempts to mention recent, more notable releases.
Dawn is likely the most well-known Nvidia demo-piece yet. It was crafted to display the power of the GeForce FX
series. Dawn is a forest fairy
, and is used as the basis for some later Nvidia demos. The demo features extensive use of the card's shaders
. It has been proven to run better on the competing Radeon 9000 series graphic cards of the time despite a wrapper being required.
This demo was timed to appear during GeForce FX 5900's release. The eponymous main character Dusk is highly reminiscent of Dawn; sharing her wings, hair, and a similarity of form. She could be an urban version of Dawn, a striking opposite of the faerie's soft leafiness in her black street outfit. The Dusk demo added realtime shadows that were not present in "Dawn".
Vulcan is another FX 5900 demo. It features volumetric shading and multiple light sources.
Blobby Dancer for AMD64
Blobby Dancer for AMD64 is a liquid dancer, in a surreal, psychedelic-like environment. The demo was developed to take advantage of the increased performance offered by the 64-bit processing architecture of the AMD Athlon 64 processors. Blobby Dancer was also developed after the Geforce 6 series were.