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[VRZ]Nvidia PhysX Driver Overwrites Vantage Files?

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CJ let us know that the Nvidia PhysX driver changes some DLL files files within 3DMark Vantage and overwrites them with new versions. These versions cause your PPU to stop working, but will offload work to the GPU if you have a PhysX capable graphics card like GF9/GTX 200. When you install a Radeon you can't get your PPU back to work since NV overwrote the original DLLs
http://sg.vr-zone.com/articles/Nvidi...s%3F/5928.html
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This is clearly tampering with the benchmark itself and maybe also with the results. Maybe futuremark will get back at nVidia by releasing a dx10.1 patch, or then again maybe not
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This is clearly tampering with the benchmark itself and maybe also with the results. Maybe futuremark will get back at nVidia by releasing a dx10.1 patch, or then again maybe not
Just watch them release the dll's that nvidia was patching as the official ones...
    
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Oh man, that is not good news for anybody at this rate.
    
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As long as FPS in games goes up, score should go up. Seems logic to me.
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As long as FPS in games goes up, score should go up. Seems logic to me.
Amen!
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post #7 of 34
Sounds like Nvidia is writing it to use the GPU instead of Physx card, and since cannot enable the Physx card, any other video card will not work. I wonder if this happens if you try and use another brand GPU (7 series, or S3) or if it specifically Radeons?

Though without looking at the exact code, I don't know what it does.

Correct me if I am wrong, but thats what it sounds like to me.
    
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Yeah but if nvidia drivers are changing the benchmark files then its not a fair benchmark anymore. If they have to change a file to get it to do gpu physics thats not how it was ment to be and results with those drivers should not count.
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Yeah but if nvidia drivers are changing the benchmark files then its not a fair benchmark anymore. If they have to change a file to get it to do gpu physics thats not how it was ment to be and results with those drivers should not count.

But Nvidia is the way it's ment to be
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But Nvidia is the way it's ment to be
good one lol
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