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Haifa (Israel) - This one did not take long: We already knew that Nvidia is working on a CUDA version for x86 CPUs, but said it would leave a modification for ATI GPUs to others. Eran Badit of ngohq.com told us that he has done it already and was able to get the Nvidia PhysX layer to run on ATI Radeon cards.

After playing with Nvidia’s CUDA SDK and PhysX SDK, Eran apparently got the PhysX layer to play along with Radeon cards. He mentioned that enabling PhysX support on Radeon cards is not particularly difficult, leading us to believe that physics on graphics cards may not so much be a technology problem but a game of politics.

Eran said that he will be offering the ATI PhysX-enabling utility on ngohq.com as soon as he gets his hands on more hardware to check the application on more than one graphics card . We are told that he is testing hardware already, which means that the software should be available "soon".

On his first run, Eran got a 22,606 CPU score in 3D Mark Vantage, enhancing the overall score to P4262. A comparable system without PhysX-support will cross the finish line . at about P3800.

We are told that there is currently no relationship between ngohq.com and AMD’s PR team, which means that Eran does not have access to Radeon 4850 or 4870 cards. Check the website for the software to become available this weekend.
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great news for ATI!
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Haha. <3 this.
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Haha....Nvidia isn't doing too well this time around.

I might get a 4870 soon, just because they look sexy too.
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Lets see if they sue him like idiot Creative did.
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I agree with Gollie. I'm sure nVidia will have something to say about this.

A great break through either way and another home run for ATI. It looks like this round goes to them.
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Originally Posted by Gollie View Post
Lets see if they sue him like idiot Creative did.
I hear a stampede of lawyers coming
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Originally Posted by Perry View Post
I agree with Gollie. I'm sure nVidia will have something to say about this.

A great break through either way and another home run for ATI. It looks like this round goes to them.
nvidia said ati could use physx if they want.
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