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This week at SIGGRAPH 2014 Intel is showing a technology demo using Microsoft's upcoming DirectX 12 API that highlights the strong relationship between performance and power.In the demo we render a scene of 50,000 fully dynamic and unique asteroids in one of two modes: maximum performance and maximum power saving. The application can switch between using the DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 APIs at the tap of a button. We are showing the demo in our SIGGRAPH booth running live on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet with an Intel® 4th Generation Core™ processor.All of the results here were captured when the tablet was running in a steady, thermally-constrained state. This represents the experience of playing a demanding game for more than 10-15 minutes.