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HavokFX and Physics - near future?

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Hey guys,

Just a question about this whole "use a 2nd GPU for physics" concept that is being developed and implemented into HavokFX software.

i've seen the tech demoes, they look awesome. that was with Crossfire X1950's or 1900's cant remember then an X1600 running physics. there is also a 1 + 1 solution.

are we gonna be seeing this anytime soon? does anyone know of any specific games that are going to support this? is it a matter of "if the game supports it you can do it" or is it more like you download the Havok software, and it will implement it into any game you play? coz that would be sweeeet

sorry if i sound confusing, but im confused.

from my understanding, if i have say a HD 2900 as my main GPU, i can install any X-series ATI card and up (only cards that support SM3.0) in my second PCI-E slot and use it for sole physics processing. sounds fun, but when ?

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i wouldn't worry about it soon. they have those Ageia Physx cards out too, but they're only compatible with a few games. i honestly don't ever see that becoming mainstream. especially with quad core processors taking over the physics processing, i think those physics cards will be a memory in a few years.
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Yeah, Huge waste of money. CPU's are getting too powerful
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i wouldn't worry about it soon. they have those Ageia Physx cards out too, but they're only compatible with a few games. i honestly don't ever see that becoming mainstream. especially with quad core processors taking over the physics processing, i think those physics cards will be a memory in a few years.
yeah definitely with those ageia things. my mate has one. CellFactor looks SICK..but these days who has an extra pci slot, let alone the money to buy a card just for physics where only like 3 games use it.

apparently with this new Havok technology, it wont be hardware based, its all software. theoretically, u can do the whole gpu/ppu thing on one vid card they are saying. the website doesnt say **** all bout it tho, so im just bit confused as to when..

remember when Red Faction came out? the Glass House map? haha, what a revolution in Physics
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