As is typically the case at huge trade shows, major companies don't always show everything they have on the show floor. Such was the case with Nvidia during Computex last week where select guests were invited to check out a demo behind closed doors showcasing some advanced DirectX 12 features.

Japanese gaming site 4Gamer was able to grab this nearly six-minute long clip of the demo in action which was running on a single GeForce GTX 980 Ti. As you'll see, the demo features ray traced shadows, multiple types of volumetric smoke / lighting (the interactive smoke looks especially cool), different reflection methods and more.

As WCCFtech points out, ray tracing is probably the most exciting tech on display due to its versatility and the fact that it potentially has a very low performance cost. Squeezing better visuals out of hardware without having to make it work harder is a win-win for everyone involved.

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