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Forza 5 DX12 TechDemo was running on a Titan Black Powered PC

A very interesting turn of events. Forza 5 1080p/60fps Demo was NOT running on an Xbox One. It was running a PC powered by Nvidia GTX Titan Blacks. (Forza Motorsport 5, NVIDIA, PC, Xbox One)

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MelvinTheGreat  +   621d ago
codelyoko  +   621d ago
This comes directly from Nvidia Official :)
lolCHILLbro  +   621d ago
Well IGN said it looked exactly like the Xbox One version so i guess this is a complement?
thereapersson  +   621d ago
LOL @ your denial!!!

Developers need to cut the crap this generation and start showing console footage from the get-go instead of trying to fool people with suped-up PC footage. Can't wait until more console exclusive games are released so we can see what titles will actually look like.


I think regardless of what side gamers are on,we can all agree this needs to start happening.
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GUTZnPAPERCUTZ  +   621d ago
Right but even MS said themselves DURING the presentation that is was easy to port Forza 5 from Xbox One to PC only using 4 people... You guys need to troll harder, seriously! This was a PC tech demo from the start lol
thunderbear  +   621d ago
@thereapersson You mean like Infamous Second Son that looks as good and in some cases better than the E3 build? Or Killzone that was upgraded from both the February PS4 unveiling and the E3 build to release?

Yeah Forza 5 was downgraded (and Watch Dogs looks like it might have been) but don't say it's the norm when there's no proof of it.
GameNameFame  +   621d ago
DX12 seem to benefit PCs, not really Xbox One.

Even CPU 50 percent boost was specifically for PC on the slide.
malokevi  +   621d ago
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malokevi  +   621d ago
Lol. Its funny watching people desperately try and use something they haven't even attempted,to understand as ammunition againt ms in their trolling crusade.

the whole,point of the tech demo,was,to,demonstrate the easy portability of console-level performance, by a small team with limited dev time, using dx12.

but look, the blatant trolls get all the disagrees, and the people trying to explain it to them get all the disagrees. Welcome to n4g, where up is down, black is maroon, and idiots are the smartest men alive.
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SilentNegotiator  +   620d ago
Well, MS has never been keen on showing Forza 5 on their console anyway.
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Braid  +   620d ago

Yeah, it looks exactly like it.

Yet it just doesn't perform like it, which is the whole point here.
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BG11579  +   620d ago
I still don't get it. When Forza was presented at E3, was it running on a PC already?
So why does this proves DX12 capability right now? Doesn't this mean that DX12 is already ready? So why release it in 2015?

This is just to weird to make any sense.
ATi_Elite  +   621d ago

most demos run on a PC. means NOTHING!

(Still wasting money on an overpriced Titan is see, hope the demo was running at 4K resolution at least)
morganfell  +   621d ago
"most demos run on a PC. means NOTHING!" a way. The original Titanfall announcement was running on a PC and look how far below target that turned out for PCs so that meant nothing.

@Uzumaki below,

Yep. Its not just a river in Africa anymore.
kx11  +   621d ago
have you ever thought about Nvidia giving MS a Free Titan to run the demo ??

Nvidia was working with for almost 4 years talking about DX12 so i bet the Titan belongs to them not the Dev team working on Forza5
kickerz  +   621d ago
I personally am a little disappointed in microsofts dx12 demonstration today. Not much info was given, and this silly forza thing. Admitingly I'm no computer expert but was hoping for so much more...
XiNarutoUzumaki  +   621d ago
cyclindk  +   621d ago
Everybody here is gonna be screwed if they ever change the name of that river...
xtremexx  +   621d ago
MasterCornholio  +   621d ago
Deal with it.

"“….the new API with a tech demo of the Xbox One racing game Forza running on a PC powered by an NVIDIA GeForce Titan Black. In addition, our software team has provided a driver to game studios to facilitate further design feedback as well as actual game development.”

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2cents  +   621d ago
This was the intention. Turn10 worked on the port to run on directx 12 for pc, they state it themselves. Read the presentation quotes.

This is flamebait, there is no deceiving going on.
These Journalists need to research a little better.
Volkama  +   621d ago
All true, but it's still a pretty odd choice to showcase a game that was already 1080p60 on the console.

"Look what directX 12 can do! It's forza on much more powerful hardware, looking pretty much the same as before!" <slow clap>
n4rc  +   621d ago
Well.. The point of the demo is showcasing dx12.. Which is also for PCs.

Unless they represent it as Xbox footage.. There is no argument to be had here
ziggurcat  +   621d ago
if forza is not available on PC, then it can be seen as being represented as xbone footage.
n4rc  +   621d ago
I guess so..

I would assume people that follow this news knows better..
MelvinTheGreat  +   621d ago

Title was changed, originally it was rumoring forza 5 on pc. Not denying this fact if the titan
Alan_Shore  +   621d ago
It's not a bad thing porting from directx11 to 12 can take up to 4 months think of it as a good thing.

And porting from x1 to pc pc to x1 is easier
otherZinc  +   621d ago
Forza Motorsport 5 on the XBOX ONE already:
Runs 1080p 60fps.

Someone should tell the author Mr. Syed that.
And, to view Digital Foundry for verification.
HaveAsandwich  +   621d ago
holy no way they would do this right now. no...way...
Copen  +   620d ago
Most of Microsoft's games last E3 were also running on PC's as well so this isn't surprising. They openly tricked people into believing that the PC versions of the games they were demoing were indicative of what they would look like on the Xbox One which have obviously been proven false. If you look or Google search or Yahoo search it's not hard to find pictures of the demo kiosks with PC's in them and a few pictures of people opening then kiosks to reboot the system after a freeze or crash. Microsoft has been caught lying pretty much this whole time so this shouldn't surprise anyone. I personally think it's disingenuous to show a better version of your game than your machine can actually run some people would disagree to each their own.
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Dewitt  +   621d ago
Specifically states will not see release. Go ahead and close this topic.
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pedrof93  +   621d ago
Actually they've changed the topic to "Forza 5 DX12 TechDemo was running on a Titan Black Powered PC"

Why the urge to close topic ?
Manic2014  +   621d ago
Turn 10 stated during the presentation, they are console only devs.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   621d ago
Wow DX12 on PC so unexpected not. I'm sorry to say I'm not surprise at the most it's more or less DX12 really meant for PC not console that just going to get an tiny boost!
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monkeyDzoro  +   621d ago
Titan GPUs ? Isnt those the latest released by Nvidia. They outperform by far both PS4 and XO GPUs.
FlyingFoxy  +   621d ago
It would make more sense they used an AMD R9 290 or 290x, those 2 cards are much cheaper than the overpriced Titan and perform just as good in most titles.
Magicite  +   621d ago
Nvidia wont use AMD cards lol.
Volkama  +   621d ago
Even 290s would defeat the purpose of the demo IMO. Of course those cards can run xbox games, that surely doesn't require a new API though because they're far more powerful...

The best way to showcase dx12 would have been an xbox one game, or a console game running 11 and 12 on the same hardware.

Still, it is 18months away so possibly not ready for that exposure.
kingduqc  +   621d ago
foxy, shut up.

you are clueless, your comment help no one and it make no sens at all.

1)it was an nvidia presentation so it would not make sens.
2)the card is priced like that for a reason( and it is double precision aka a workstation card)
3)In most title the titan black is faster.
Improv  +   621d ago
Once again morons who do not know what they're talking about. You do realize the reason Titans are so expensive is because they are high performance computing GPU's with 5.1 Teraflops as well right? But nope! Of course you didn't all you morons know how to do is run your mouth on things you do not understand.

They can be used for rendering just as Tesla and other super GPU's can. They essentially are Tesla cards.

But why am I bothering? All this must have gone over your head.
XiNarutoUzumaki  +   621d ago
...and when OpenGL gets an update, PS4 will be able to achieve 4K :P

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Convas  +   621d ago
You and MisterX can continue to dream about 4K gaming on consoles.

Meanwhile, in real life ...
TruthInsider  +   621d ago
This... Check out @albertpenello's Tweet:
Eonjay  +   621d ago

LOL!!!!! Finally.
ziggurcat  +   621d ago
misterx's "insider" has already claimed penello is wrong about there not being a second (or stacked) GPU...
Eonjay  +   621d ago

MisterX is now calling Microsoft liars. What he doesn't understand is that the Xbox doesn't need some secret hidden (and completely bogus) conspiracy to be a successful machine. He should be focused on getting people excited about games.
deadfrag  +   621d ago
4K will never happen on this new consoles.Dx12 features that will end on the xboxone Api is expected to give a 20% boost to the Xboxone;words from Microsoft itself;but the Ps4 Api will evolve too and will get also a great boost!So in the end people that love playing games are the ones that will enjoy all this improvements on both systems,fanboys will keep saying no sense things.
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Gravity_DoGG  +   621d ago
This has to be carsasm
incendy35  +   621d ago
Ummm yeah, the whole talk was about them porting it to PC dx12 lol, so they could benchmark the differences.
djplonker  +   621d ago | Funny
Microsoft warming up the xbone "pcs" for e3 ;)
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   621d ago
When you've been a crook for so long it's hard to be anything else.
kiz2694  +   621d ago
Thought we knew this? It was just to show how API's are different on PC compared to Console and how DX12 was gunna change that. Although I really don't think Forza was the best example especially saying you need a Black Titan to run it makes the demo pretty pointless.
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XiNarutoUzumaki  +   621d ago
Devs must stop showing game footages on PC.
duplissi  +   620d ago
Nah, just need a disclaimer pointing out it is the PC version. I game on PC and want to know how my games are going to look.
WeAreLegion  +   621d ago
I want to see the same tech demo running on a much less powerful PC, since DX12 was created for efficiency.
Flutterby  +   621d ago
Yeh that would be better considering they are trying to brag about efficiency and all you would think they would use an under powered pc and make it run the game better than the xbone
Niv  +   621d ago
Lol déjà vu. Wil see more pc demos at E3
Whiskeyjacked87  +   621d ago
Deception is the game of Xbox.
Elit3Nick  +   621d ago
Did you even watch the thing, purposely showed Forza running on a PC to show how easy and efficient it was to port the game, they stated that it was PC when they were showing it.
christocolus  +   621d ago
How was this even approved? This article is writer has got it all wrong. That demo was done to show how easy it is to port between console and pc architecture running the new api (dx12) took justs 4 guys a few months to get the game up and running on pc

People need to get themselves well informed before talking crap...Read the first and third paragraphs..
BX81  +   621d ago
Oh boy. Wispy sack you fail. Try harder... No really try harder.
SteamPowered  +   621d ago
Great, so release Forza for PC ya jerks.
OsirisBlack  +   621d ago
To the surprise of no one.
Dlacy13g  +   621d ago
To all those thinking this means Forza is coming to PC...its not. The purpose of Forza running on a Titan GPU PC was to show how easy it was to use DX12 and port the game.

It took them 4 man months to port Forza to that PC version. 4 man month effort = 1 month for a 4 man team.

This shows how flexible and easy to use DX12 is even for NON-AMD chip sets.

Conspiracy killed... DX12 is going to be a fantastic tool set for MS developers.

"Forza Motorsport 5 Tech Demo – console-level efficiency on PC
Forza Motorsport 5 is an example of a game that pushes the Xbox One to the limit with its fast-paced photorealistic racing experience. Under the hood, Forza achieves this by using the efficient low-level APIs already available on Xbox One today. Traditionally this level of efficiency was only available on console – now, Direct3D 12, even in an alpha state, brings this efficiency to PC and Phone as well. By porting their Xbox One Direct3D 11.X core rendering engine to use Direct3D 12 on PC, Turn 10 was able to bring that console-level efficiency to their PC tech demo.
OttoniBastos  +   621d ago
"Forza Motorsport 5 is an example of a game that pushes the Xbox One to the limit with its fast-paced photorealistic racing experience. "

What? That game was a massive donwgrade of the E3 footage! If this is the limits of what Xone can archieve at 1080p60fps then $500 is not a fair price!
PS3and4_HAS_GAMES  +   621d ago
Not surprised at all.
Manic2014  +   621d ago
Sorry but do you know even why they showed it on the PC?

he purpose of Forza running on a Titan GPU PC was to show how easy it was to use DX12 and port the game.
Skate-AK  +   621d ago
Why a Titan though? If DX12 is supposed to make a game run better, why use one of the most powerful GPU's you can get. Why not show a weaker one? It's just weird.
Dlacy13g  +   620d ago
@Skate-AK Forza 5 is a console game made on AMD hardware. They ported the game in 1 month with a 4 man team on to not only PC but on to the latest greatest Nvidia card. That is an impressive feat and at a game developer conference that kind of thing makes waves.
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Broburger  +   621d ago
I don't understand why they won't release it on the pc.
Dlacy13g  +   621d ago
I believe they want you to buy an Xbox One. Why doesn't Sony bring their games like Uncharted and The Last of Us to PC? Same story different company.
Flutterby  +   621d ago
Why bring titanfall to PC then ? Apparently via what xbone fanboys say me buying titanfall on pc is a win to MS anyway cos I use windows , shouldn't it be the same with forza ?
Dlacy13g  +   620d ago
Well... EA published Titanfall not MS. I am sure part of excluding Sony platforms deal was that the game would come to PC and xbox 360 to keep a large user base. There is a reason why Respawn didnt work on the 360 version nor ever said they would but it still was made because EA made that deal. Also in this case as well MS wins on Titanfall pc side because its a windows based game not because they get a license royalty off the game sale.

Forza is a popular race sim that is an MS exclusive IP. Keeping it on consoles helps sell consoles. You wanna play forza? You buy an xbox.
karl  +   621d ago
they dont want to lose an xbox exclusive and probably the xbox sold with it..
Mattz  +   621d ago
It was to demo how easy it is to port over to pc.. wasnt supposed to be running on xb1. @learn to read
corvusmd  +   621d ago did this get approved? The point of the demo had NOTHING to do with XB1...why are you acting surprised and trying to create drama out of nothing? Please learn the facts before you post an article that is so glaringly wrong that it just makes you look stupid in front of everyone that knows the deal...
DoubleM70  +   620d ago
You got disagree it shows the intelligence of the disturbed Fanboy.
fanboyseverywhere  +   621d ago
While I was reading the live blog, the guy said it was running on PC, not the Xbox. I don't know why this is an article.
ATi_Elite  +   621d ago
Half the XB1/PS4 Exclusives at E3 2013 ran on a PC! so did any of those games make a PC debut? NOPE!

Forza 5 will not see a PC release.

This is NOT the first time or the last time we will see console exclusives running on a PC as a Demo.

Jeesh how soon people forget.
LaidBakLazyHippo  +   621d ago
this is a troll article.. this was to show the ease of porting a xbox one game to the pc and vice versa.
Father__Merrin  +   621d ago
unbelievable if it's so easy to port to P.C. then?
LackaJaKane  +   621d ago
I thought the xboxOne was just one of the different devices that'll benefit from Dx12.

Did i miss something? Dx12 is exclusive to XboxOne? This was an XboxOne presentation?


So what's the problem?
AutoCad  +   621d ago
who said it wasnt lol?

another poor attempt at trying to diss the xbox one.
Fishy Fingers  +   621d ago
Who said it was?

Wasn't the point of the demo to demonstrate transferring a Dx11 XB1 game to Dx12 PC anyway?

Desperate "article".
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GiantFriendlyCrab  +   621d ago
there is no DX12 for xbox , stop believing the lies you tools. Xbone is dead :)
killzone619  +   621d ago
have you been living under a rock? dx12 on x1 is confirmed
MadSientist89  +   621d ago
so what is the big deal? the game runs 1080p/60 on xbone.
AutoCad  +   621d ago
no big deal at all lol,
people just making it a big deal.The point of the tech demo was to show how easy it is to port a 1080p 60fps to PC with dx12.
MadSientist89  +   621d ago
ah right, I forgot was on N4G.. sony bots love making big news of xbone
jay2  +   621d ago
I don't understand, is Forza 5 actually coming to PC, or because 'the cloud' didn't give them 60/1080 are they pretending that DX12 will, but running higher hardware specs? Letter I'm guessing.
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