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Is it just me or is the title for this software download completely misleading? lol

NVIDIA PhysX System Software WHQL
Version:8.04.25
Release Date:May 8, 2008
Operating System:Windows XP, Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
Language:U.S. English
File Size:42.5 MB


And then goes on to say.....
  • Supports only AGEIA PhysX processors and software runtimes
  • Does NOT include NVIDIA GPU PhysX Support
  • Supports the following PhysX runtime engines: 2.8.1, 2.8.0, 2.7.4, 2.7.3, 2.7.2, 2.7.1, 2.7.0, 2.6.4, 2.6.3, 2.6.2, 2.6.1, 2.6.0, 2.5.1, 2.5.0, 2.4.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.0, 2.3.3, 2.3.2, 2.3.1
  • Includes the latest PhysX runtimes used in the latest game titles
  • Resolves some re-installation issues seen previously when running Microsoft Windows VISTA
  • Updated demo applications
  • Updated WHQL certified driver version 1.1.1.15 for AGEIA PPU - for both mobile and desktop processors
  • AGEIA PhysX Processor (All)
http://www.nvidia.com/object/ageia_8.04.25_whql.html
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What is it for?
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Not really. Games that can utilize the Ageia PhysX cards require you to install the Ageia PhysX driver even if you don't have a physx card installed--so all it did was search to see you had that driver installed, likely from some game, and prompted you to update it. Not really all that mind-boggling...
    
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These are just the PhysX libraries. Updated version of the same stuff you used to be able to download from Ageia before Nvidia bought them.
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It's not misleading. Nvidia bought AGEIA, hence PhysX is now.. Nvidia PhysX. Doesn't mean it runs on GeForce yet.
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Originally Posted by bowman View Post
It's not misleading. Nvidia bought AGEIA, hence PhysX is now.. Nvidia PhysX. Doesn't mean it runs on GeForce yet.
I'm full aware of that....just the way they called it Nvidia PhysX.
 
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
I'm full aware of that....just the way they called it Nvidia PhysX.
That's what it is.
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Originally Posted by korosu View Post
That's what it is.
Yep thats what its called now

Nvidia now OWNS PHYSX!@
Edited by sublime0 - 6/2/08 at 3:43pm
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