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I was lokking in my Nvidia control panel today and saw an option to make the gpu handle such stuff, so i was thinking is there something for AMD like that?
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AMD get software PhysX that runs on the CPU redface.gif
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I was lokking in my Nvidia control panel today and saw an option to make the gpu handle such stuff, so i was thinking is there something for AMD like that?

There is a patch (Hybrid) for AMD GPU. Buy a cheap NVIDIA, for example the 450GTS and install the patch:http://physxinfo.com/wiki/Hybrid_PhysX.
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Yes what that patch does is allow an AMD to be main renderer but the PhysX would be processed on a 2nd GPU and that HAS to be an Nvidia. There is no way for Nvidia hardware PhysX to be preocessed on an AMD GPU.

Also, dude above me, you should read TOS, especially the bit on Rep, i cant quote TOS as that itself is a breach of TOS.
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Yes what that patch does is allow an AMD to be main renderer but the PhysX would be processed on a 2nd GPU and that HAS to be an Nvidia. There is no way for Nvidia hardware PhysX to be preocessed on an AMD GPU.

Also, dude above me, you should read TOS, especially the bit on Rep, i cant quote TOS as that itself is a breach of TOS.
I don't think so. I asked nicely.
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Ok you didnt read the TOS i linked you to did you?
Fair enough.
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I may not know the laws of the US or Canada so i am only asking, is it illegal to talk about the hybrid thing?
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The reason i was asking about a way to get physics/physix to be handled by the GPU instead of the CPU is that the GPU could take some of the work that the CPU was/is suppose to handle :-)
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I'ts only possible on nvidia gpu's.

The only way is buying a decent nvidia card to replace your current or place a simple nvidiacard underneath it for hybrid.

I did hybrid once with a 7950 + gt 320 and a 560ti 448 cores later and i won't recommend it, borderlands 2 and maffia 2 weren't playing fluidly.
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OK. What about physics in genneral, thats the CPU´s job right? AMD CPU are as everyone knows not as powerfull as Intel ones (not a fanboy i have both an AMD and Intel rig) , so if the physics part could be handled by the GPU it would give the CPU a boost of sorts. I know that HSA was/is supposed to help with that but nothing support that it seems :-(
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