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I just read somewhere that most new games come out with their own physics engine that does everything PhysX does but better, and the fact that so few games support it, is it a dying technology?
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It never took off in the 1st place.

The future of game physics: the Bullet Physics Engine.
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Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy;13384742 
It never took off in the 1st place.

The future of game physics: the Bullet Physics Engine.

Will that be nvidia only?
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Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy;13384742 
It never took off in the 1st place.

The future of game physics: the Bullet Physics Engine.

This. All it EVER was, was an Nvidia marketing gimmick. That's all.
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physx is good technology , but old and im afraid we wont see much of it anymore ... not enough games use it for it to be a mainstream feature .

if every game had physx , i guess we'd all have dedicated physx cards but only the people that play the games that support physx seem to be sticking to it and the ones that have never tried it , probably dont care . like me .
    
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Yes, it is dying. Everyone knows cpu physics are much better and more effecient.
     
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;13384780 
This. All it EVER was, was an Nvidia marketing gimmick. That's all.

Well what in comparison between ati gpus and nvidia with physX/cuda i see big differences in the effects, are you saying that eventually that newer games will be able to include all these effects non gpu specific? Take the cuda enhanced water in just cause 2 for example
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Yes, it is dying. Everyone knows cpu physics are much better and more effecient.

Not more efficient at all lol. Cpus suck at floats.
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Never took off, Guys?

Hundreds of titles use Physx, with the maths done on the CPU. Now if you were talking GPU-based Physx then, that "dying" adjective is deserved IMHO.
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Not more efficient at all lol. Cpus suck at floats.

Oh, my bad. lol I just remember hearing something about a physics method that involved the cpu, and that it was pretty good.
     
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