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what happen to them? i could only find one available for sale on newegg, i also tried 4 other sources and no luck.am looking for one becuase i hear warhammer online is going to have physx on it and by that time i might have a 4870x2 hooked up insead of my 9600gt.
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i think people stopped buying them long ago since they really didn't do too much.
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it cuz nvidia bought them and made them apart of the 260 and 280
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The only place that made physics cards was bought by Nvidia, and they are in the process of integrating that tech into their graphics cards.

Currently, The geforce 9800 GTX, GTX 260 and GTX 280 are able to run physics stuff on them.
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8800gt is able to also
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Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
it cuz nvidia bought them and made them apart of the 260 and 280
NVIDIA didn't do much of anything with the hardware.

They integrated physx into their CUDA, so with the proper drivers, Geforce 8, 9, and 200 series cards can do hardware accelerated PhysX.
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They are getting useless as Nvidia bought Physx and have implemented the physics into all 8 series,9 series and GTX200 series card via a driver update.

On top of that, there aren't many GAMES that use Physx right now but that will undoubtly change.
    
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Warning incomming NOOB question

What is a physics card and what does it do? Please be kind
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Quote:
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Warning incomming NOOB question

What is a physics card and what does it do? Please be kind
****!

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It renders everything physics. IE. Wind blowing into a cloth, dust/snow falling. Basically it (is supposed to) calculates the correct position of everything that moves
    
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Game physics are the calculations needed to show plausible interactions between objects/forces.

A physics card does for game physics as a graphics card does for game graphics.
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