Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa
That's right, it isn't. It's nice though since you don't have to have an Nvidia gpu. GPUs just handle physics a lot faster right now. It's no where "way better" in anything at the moment though. Maybe in 5+ years when 12 core CPUs become common place it won't matter anymore.
Havok might not do hardware GPU accelerated physics, but the visual quality of the physics that havok does even on CPU trumps anything and everything that PhysX has to this very day. Even on the consoles. The physics in Uncharted 2 for example on the PS3 beats out any garbage that PhysX has ever done on the PC.
Am I supposed to be impressed by the PhysX effects of those irrelevant tarps in Mirror's Edge? Or those stupid flags in Batman? Honestly?
How about when a helicopter comes in Uncharted 2, everything in the entire scene acts realistically from the plants in the environment to all the little nicknacks in the scene? Or when buildings explode and these is tons of smoke effects and debri. Or the BEST looking water effects and reaction to date in any video game. All on a 6+ year old 7800GTX.
And what does me having a 4870x2 have to do with anything? I use a 8800GT with my 4870x2 for PhysX in Mafia 2. Useless actually, as the effects were garbage and not worth the extra power and heat.
I have 2 8800GTXs in my other machine too which I used to play Batman. Useless as well.
What a foolish arguement to make: "oh well you use an ati card anyway, what do you know"
XD You're horrible at this.