Originally Posted by B!0HaZard
I didn't say it was easy, but it is possible. Hybrid PhysX is a good solution for AMD users if they really desire the effects.
My main point is that PhysX does not have enough of an impact in games to make me want to get an NVIDIA GPU regardless of price. It's too rare and when it's there, it's completely cosmetic.
I have only purchased 2 games in my life with PhysX support. Mirror's Edge, which I didn't like, and Metro 2033 which was already so resource-heavy that PhysX didn't make sense. It's a really bad ratio considering all the games I own. Metro Last Light will be my next PhysX game and I obviously won't use that feature.
I'm not really a big fan of PhysX either, but what I do know is that IF you want PhysX, you really are better of just going Nvidia. All this CPU and hybrid PhysX talk is just weird: if you're willing to go through that hassle, then why not just go Nvidia in the first place?
I played Metro 2033 with PhysX ON back in the day. Had to turn down some graphics settings, but went with PhysX because among the cosmetic settings (like AA, DOF), it had the most appeal to me. It is a clear value-added option in Batman: AA, Batman: AC and Borderlands 2 as well. Sure you can get along without it, but that goes for just about anything in PC gaming. Heck, even PC gaming itself. But yes, PhysX is rare and in general should have little to no impact on the choice of a GPU. I know it didn't for me, it was all about SLI vs CF.