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[tcMag] AMD to work with Havok on optimizing Physics

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Intel-owned in-game physics experts at Havok will collaborate with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on optimizing their physics engine for AMD's products. According to the agreement, the two companies will work on improving Havok Physics's performance on AMD processors and will investigate the possibility of using Radeon GPUs to "manage appropriate aspects of physical world simulation in the future."

"As the complexity and visual fidelity of video games increases, AMD wants to take advantage of opportunities to improve the game experience," said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. "By working with the clear market leader in physics software, AMD can optimize our platforms to consistently deliver the best possible visual experience to the gamer."

It's nice to see Intel letting Havok play with AMD.
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Intel is more than happy to feed AMD in other to keep the green dog in check..

I think competition will at some point be back. Nature always finds a way.
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AMD is between a rock and a hard place. Decision, decisions. To use Havok with intel's permission, or to use physx with nvidia's permission?
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Originally Posted by rabidgnome229 View Post
AMD is between a rock and a hard place. Decision, decisions. To use Havok with intel's permission, or to use physx with nvidia's permission?
my vote goes for havok i like the hl2 physics quite a bit....
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AMD's really stuck in a bad spot :/
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Wow, is this stuff ever confusing....Its like they'll do anything to make sure Nvidia goes down.
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Wow, is this stuff ever confusing....Its like they'll do anything to make sure Nvidia goes down.
pretty much =/ im not sure if thats good though. nvidia is quite a bit stronger then amd (i presume) and a war with all intel's resources vs amd wouldnt be pretty.

i vote for sun microsystems! or ibm! w00t!
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why does everyone hate nvida
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not so sure if its hate or just business. then again, whats the difference...
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AMD is between a rock and a hard place. Decision, decisions. To use Havok with intel's permission, or to use physx with nvidia's permission?
and it really makes me wonder what is the current status with their own Close-to-Metal project?
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