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Okay, if this guy did this work in about 10 minutes why don't we have a new Radeon driver with Physx support yet?
Because both manufacturers are so proud and childish it's embarrassing.

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=584
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If i go out and buy an Ageia PhysX card, will it continue to run new PhysX games optimized for PhysX on GPU?

Or is it useless?
It'll continue to run, but it's getting old now.. The card is built on the 130nm process, should tell you what generation it belongs in. You'd be better off waiting until all this dust settles and buying a cheap CUDA/CAL enabled graphics card to run physics along with your graphics card than some old piece of junk.
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post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
Okay, if this guy did this work in about 10 minutes why don't we have a new Radeon driver with Physx support yet?
It may be a matter of licensing. If NVidia owns the patent/copyright/license of Physx, then ATI may be legally restricted.
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post #13 of 37
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It may be a matter of licensing. If NVidia owns the patent/copyright/license of Physx, then ATI may be legally restricted.
NVIDIA has already stated that CUDA and PhysX are open, and that ATI or anyone else is welcome to implement it.

http://www.custompc.co.uk/news/60220...o_amd_ati.html
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I stand corrected +rep for being informed
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post #15 of 37
From the interview yesterday with the Nvidia PR guy, it sounded like the gpu and ppu will work hand in hand, kind of like hybrid SLI, for for physics processing, so if you have an aegia, you should still get your money's worth.
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post #16 of 37
I think this whole physX thing is blown out of proportion. The physX that nvidia enabled is just the physX in Vantage, even with the new driver no nvidia cards are supporting physX supported games out of the box, yet! I'm sure ATI could do the same, however i must say that's a pretty crappy vantage score.
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post #17 of 37
flippin sweet, what i want to be able to do is maybe run a 3600 series for physx and a 4870X2 for graphics.
post #18 of 37
well... When do we (by we I mean you pros) think we will be able to get these drivers to enable physx... I have a HD4850 otw and would love to start out with something like this.
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post #19 of 37
AMD itself chose to use Havok over physx. There is absolutely no technical reason why it can't, just a lack of support.
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post #20 of 37
nvidia either charged too much for AMD to want to liscense physX, or they simply wouldn't let them liscense it
    
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