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When are the 8 series getting Phys-X support

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Ok, I heard a rumor that the 8 series was suppose to get phys-x support. Did it already happen and i didn't know? I am running 169.21 for my 8800GT.
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When they are done converting the API to CUDA.
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When they are done converting the API to CUDA.
from what i've read, the port shouldnt be a terribly long process. I personally think its in their fiscal interest to hold off the release and make it public some time after their decision as to whether or not to continue with the 9800's.

Mind you, releasing it and seeing it in games are two different things. Coders still have to learn the API and include the code in games and apps.

And me? I'm hoping it ends up in Gelato so rendering a collision in maya doesnt make my quad feel like a Pentium Pro running Vista
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from what i've read, the port shouldnt be a terribly long process. I personally think its in their fiscal interest to hold off the release and make it public some time after their decision as to whether or not to continue with the 9800's.

Mind you, releasing it and seeing it in games are two different things. Coders still have to learn the API and include the code in games and apps.

And me? I'm hoping it ends up in Gelato so rendering a collision in maya doesnt make my quad feel like a Pentium Pro running Vista
Validation process should take a 1-2 months to complete after the conversion.

I don't understand you comment on why they should hold it off? There are a few PhysX enable games currently (but I wonder how much the different implementation will affect features). We won't see NVIDIA PhysX accelerated games for at least a year.
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Validation process should take a 1-2 months to complete after the conversion.

I don't understand you comment on why they should hold it off? There are a few PhysX enable games currently (but I wonder how much the different implementation will affect features). We won't see NVIDIA PhysX accelerated games for at least a year.
Because making the announcement when OEM's start upgrading what they put in their machines, the lower end video cards start to come into play as well. If the Nvidia 8400 can accelerate physics, they are able to say they support physics in a machine under X dollars. This, as a marketing plan for Nvidia is gold, because then it makes selling their chipsets easier.

"you like the idea of physics? use our chipset on onboard GPU and you can say you've got an SLI system."

and everyone knows that little old ladies sending e-mail need SLI systems
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