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Not many games have PhysX, but some that do and use it well are the Metro series and Borderlands 2
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Well, I confess: wanted PhysX to work because I have Mirror's Edge. lol :)

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played c3 yet?
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It might have to wait until tomorrow. I'm too tired/sleepy. I'm very tempted to do it right now though even though I probably won't know what I'm doing. lol

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I was wrong. It's not working beautifully. I only tested simple flags in Mirror's Edge. There's an area just after meeting up with Kate for the first time (when Robert Pope was found dead in his office) where when you're running out of Pope's office the cops start shooting at you through the windows. The PhysX processing on this becomes painfully slow and the game crawls to what feels like 5-10 FPS.

 

Unfortunately, the NVIDIA Control Panel cannot be opened, so I don't even know if my GTX 580 is doing the processing.

 

This is making me think that I should return the R9 290 and just save up for a GTX 780.

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wow, physx is really that important to some like you, Two. at least play some c3 before switching to the 780.biggrin.gif
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Yeah, it really is. I like watching it. I don't know why. I tried playing Mirror's Edge without it, and I just hated it.

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I hope Mirror's Edge 2 doesn't use PhysX. Man. I'd be pissed. This is amazingly stupid. lol

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Warning: after hybridizing, do NOT uninstall the NVIDIA Display Driver. Go into Safe Mode before doing so. Then, reboot back into Safe Mode, install your new NVIDIA Display Driver and reboot into the normal mode of Windows.

 

Good lord. I'm really regretting my purchase right now.

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Wait. I'm wrong. That doesn't work. If you uninstall the NVIDIA Display Driver after hybridizing, then you are SCREWED. I have to format and start over with Windows 8.1 now.

 

Wow. I'm PISSED. I have been awake way too long for this [censoring] crap. I'll do it tomorrow. Maybe. I might be better off just doing an RMA with Amazon.com telling them that my R9 290 is defective and that I just want to return it. I could use that money anyway.

 

I'm about to go blow up a huge building. lol

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