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Why do random console games have the PhysX logo on the box?

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For example this is a PS3 game:

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images...69118_back.jpg

It has the PhysX logo. Do some console games actually utilize PhysX or something?
post #2 of 7
IF anything its lowlevel software physx... no they dont have dedicated Physx thingys... I think its purely marketing
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its a gimmick maybe theres a little bit of it but u probably wont notice anything different.

strange how they said u need a 8000series or higher graphics card to run physx but doesnt the ps3 have a 7000series?
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Yeah but...marketing PhysX to console gamers doesn't seem like it'd make much sense >_>
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Absolutely they do. PhysX is just a physics engine.

Running this engine doesn't require an nVidia card. It's just that on some physX games (Batman AA, Mafia 2, etc) you can use an nVidia GPU to act as the 'processor' instead of a CPU.
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Originally Posted by brettjv View Post
Absolutely they do. PhysX is just a physics engine.

Running this engine doesn't require an nVidia card. It's just that on some physX games (Batman AA, Mafia 2, etc) you can use an nVidia GPU to act as the 'processor' instead of a CPU.
Sheesh I was misinformed >_>. So it's just a physics engine, eh.
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PhysX is an API

Anything can use it. Wii/Xbox/PS3/PC/Mac(ithink)

Hardware accelleration is one feature of said API, not the entire thing.
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