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Not sure how reliable this is but thought I would post it.

Computex 08: It adopts Cuda


"In our recent talks with Roy Taylor, the VP of The Way It’s Meant To Be Played, we've learned an interesting fact: that AMD/ATI can get Physics support. All AMD needs in order to be able to support PhysX is to adopt Cuda.

ATI has its own GPGPU program, but we guess Cuda support on top of it won’t hurt them, as they would need Cuda to run PhysX on ATI-based cards. You need PhysX for games and Nvidia will make it The Way It’s Meant To Be Played, and there won’t be much that ATI will be able to do about it.

It should be possible to run PhysX on most of the latest ATI cards, especially the one that have Shaders, and we suspect that all cards from R600 upwards should be able to support it.

ATI can also play the other card and adopt Intel’s Havoc and potentially even have support for both Havoc and PhysX. It’s definitely getting exciting."

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...7771&Itemid=65
post #2 of 10
Hmm..weird. The CUDA SDK is free from Nvidia so I thought that they were trying to push their own GPUs only. I guess they are trying to replace high performance server clusters with GPUs in general.
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post #3 of 10
It's possible, but AMD is never going to do it. And it doesn't matter what other physics SDK they support, as PhysX is really the only one that matters at this point.
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Fudzilla is pulling an Inquirer.
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Fudzilla is pulling an Inquirer.
I wouldn't be surprised if it was true. They have been badmouthing Intel and the CPU in general and having AMD support CUDA well in turn help their products sell for high performance computing.
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I wouldn't be surprised if it was true. They have been badmouthing Intel and the CPU in general and having AMD support CUDA well in turn help their products sell for high performance computing.
You misunderstand me:
http://www.overclock.net/3494869-post3.html
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Tough words, tough words.

As for the topic at hand it makes sense, if AMD adopts CUDA i am all over developing applications to utilize CUDA.
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I thought PhysX could be used by anyone? OR are they owned by Nvidia?
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So basically, AMD can have PhysX if they touch nVidia in naughty bits and accept them as their master. AMD must really have nVidia scared if they are trying to hold PhysX over their head. Honestly, I think nVidia knows that while they might have the better product in terms of performance, the market for $500+ cards is shrinking.

I have respect for both companies and their products, but for one of them, it has been dropping as of late.
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I thought PhysX could be used by anyone? OR are they owned by Nvidia?
nVidia bought AGEIA physics processors and physics engine.
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