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Hooray, another PhysX war for no real reason. Way to go OCN.

Anyways, I won't try these, no need to take the risk to mess my setup for something not even officially released.
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For me, they're the only ones that I can think of that are of any relevance today.

That list doesn't even have Mafia 2 and Batman: AA on the list - it's out of date, and I can only imagine it's because Physx is becoming very irrelevant.
Guys, Just Cause 2 is not a Physx game, but it is a "The Way It's Meant to be Played" game. The NVIDIA effects that are in the game aren't Physx-based, just CUDA-based.
yeah, just got home and looked at it...whoops. It is just the Cuda logo. I think 2 generations of ATI has dulled my notice of nVidia. I really need to keep bouncing back and forth.

Still don't think I notice a visual difference between my 5850's and my 580 (though I like the colors better on my 580...they are not better though, just different). Were all the effects being done on the CPU before? Seemed like it was handling them fine. I probably jumped a few FPS while an explosion is going on is all.

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OpenGL is not a physics engine. I'm not sure why you're comparing it to PhysX.
They probably meant OpenCL...and unless you are a developer I don't think any one will really see a difference. PhysX, Havok, OpenCL...whatever. To a gamer they are just crap flying around on the screen.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 8/8/11 at 2:35pm
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... PhysX, Havok, OpenCL...whatever. To a gamer they are just crap flying around on the screen.
Oh man, I laughed hard at that statement. Sigworthy!
\\OT

I think we should wait for an official release because this brings nothing new to the board.

Also, I honestly don't think I care enough about the extra particles and random crap I'll see flying across my screen until the feature stops limiting my choice of graphics card. :/
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They probably meant OpenCL...and unless you are a developer I don't think any one will really see a difference. PhysX, Havok, OpenCL...whatever. To a gamer they are just crap flying around on the screen.
Each has its own features and capabilities, the choice the developer makes determines what can and can't be in the game. So it's true this is something the developer mostly cares about, but it does directly affect the customer in the end.
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What happened to Havok anyways?
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What happened to Havok anyways?
It's still used all the time, the only difference is Intel isn't pushing Havok among the channels that game players hear much about. There are all kinds of middleware products that video game players rarely hear about that are used in games. Products like Scaleform that is used in all kinds of games that you've probably used without ever knowing about it.

http://www.scaleform.com/gamesusing
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