With the advent of DX11 and affordable cards that can handle the new features comes a whole new language of features to explore.  High Definition Ambient Occlusion, High Dynamic Range in 64-bit and even updates to shadow mappings.  [H]ard|OCP takes you on a visual trip through the differences between DX9 and DX11 using the only game out there that currently takes advantage of the new instruction sets, DiRT 2.

“What are some new DX11 features DiRT 2 Demo brings with it, and what do they look like? Will DX11 cause a large drain on performance? These topics are briefly previewed today with the DiRT 2 demo and a handful of video cards.”

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