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It is just for performance increases and fixes, but I have only ever seen 1 good Physx update to increase visuals for alice and batman. However, this update came out 5 months after batmans release.

I wonder if they are going to start going full bore trying to sell the PhysX again now...we will see

And that made me think of some thing else. They could have the game patched to block the PhysX too. I am sure the developers have to sign a contract to allow such. You could choose not to install the patch, but you might be really missing out.

If you got the upgrade itch, by all means go for it. I don't think people on a limited budget should get into it because there are too many variables that could cause it to not work or not work well. I mean if you are going to buy a 7970 and buy a $75 PhysX card you could have just bought a 680 and been done with it.

I guess I will just have to see how important PhysX becomes in the future.
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I wonder if they are going to start going full bore trying to sell the PhysX again now...we will see
And that made me think of some thing else. They could have the game patched to block the PhysX too. I am sure the developers have to sign a contract to allow such. You could choose not to install the patch, but you might be really missing out.
If you got the upgrade itch, by all means go for it. I don't think people on a limited budget should get into it because there are too many variables that could cause it to not work or not work well. I mean if you are going to buy a 7970 and buy a $75 PhysX card you could have just bought a 680 and been done with it.
I guess I will just have to see how important PhysX becomes in the future.

I don't care about Physx, except for borderlands 2. Also, games will never patch to block physx, because there is always a way around it, such as edits and cracks. Even the CPU will run physx. Physx is very computing based. Just because Nvidia have made hardware to run it better, don't be fooled by their fake ownership of the feature. All that activity of editing and cracking would increase massivly if they started bringing such patches. I only care about B2 physx because I am a massive borderlands fan, that's all. thumb.gif
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This article I just read in the news section might be of interest to you:
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We were able to enable PhysX on all graphics cards by editing the WillowEngine.ini and setting the PhysX level to 2. As far as we could tell the Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 680 look the same with PhysX set to high ... all PhysX effects are offloaded to the CPU when using an AMD graphics card so depending on your processor the performance will vary quite a lot. As we were using the Core i7-3960X the hit wasn’t nearly as significant as you will experience with a lesser processor.

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Yeah I know of this, cheers.
It just enabled physx without having to download the runtime for it. thumb.gif
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