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NVIDIA isn't giving permission to AMD.... NVIDIA is giving "permission" for ANYONE to use it. I beleive the PhysX SDK has always been free.
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My point was that they can choose between two competing standards, each of which is owned by a competitor
Oh and SDK is for software developers. They need completely different specs to design hardware for it or to optimize the hardware for it
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post #22 of 29
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Oh and SDK is for software developers. They need completely different specs to design hardware for it or to optimize the hardware for it
I tend to agree on that and i hope it's the case. It would be foolish to allow competition to use the technology u develop (development means investments)
post #23 of 29
is it just me, or dose it seem like amd is being use as tool by intel?

also i read some post on here about amd/ati making their own physics.
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is it just me, or dose it seem like amd is being use as tool by intel?

also i read some post on here about amd/ati making their own physics.
That would be suicide. There are already two standards that are already mature, and AMD needs to focus their R&D money on things that have even a slight chance of paying off.

I doubt they are doing such a thing
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post #25 of 29
AMD knows they can't beat intel, and as the saying goes "if you cant beat em, join em"
AMD also knows that they can deal a pretty substantial blow to nvidia if they refuse to adopt their gpu PhysX, because no sane developer will make their games physics run on PhysX if AMD doesn't Adopt it because not everyone has an nvidia based card, everyone does however own either an intel CPU, AMD CPU, or ATI GPU
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post #26 of 29
Haha, all this talk about PhysX is gettin' me.... Excited. Ha. I really don't care who has what. I just want to see things go boom like it was real, without a friend losing an arm. LOL.

I say PhysX no in preference over Havok, just because its cooler than typing Physics.
post #27 of 29
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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!
selling G5 cpu's/mobos ftw

i would also buy/build SPARC systems
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" It's nice to see Intel letting Havok play with AMD."

Is it just me or is Intel doing a B Slap to Nvidia with this
    
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post #29 of 29
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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?
They could support both and watch nVidia and Intel fight each other with AMD not even getting their hands dirty.
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