[Guru3D] NVIDIA PhysX Engine Now is Open-Source - Page 4 - Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community

Forum Jump: 

[Guru3D] NVIDIA PhysX Engine Now is Open-Source

Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #31 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-04-2018, 03:05 PM
Otherworlder
 
epic1337's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7,359
Rep: 217 (Unique: 125)
well if we look at the Havok list its mostly from PS# or XBOX games, Nvidia doesn't have any influence in that area.

trolling an adult is very dangerous, don't try it at home nor at work. you don't want to play tag with a rabid man.
epic1337 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-04-2018, 03:37 PM
Eh, Wha?
 
Zero4549's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,895
Rep: 719 (Unique: 531)
Physx is still widely used... it is just used in potato software mode. It's honestly a shame, cause many games that support PhysX in software mode don't even allow it to be run in hardware mode, even if you have an Nvidia card.

One of the best examples is Planetside 2, which still to this day heavily relies on PhysX baked right into the engine, but GPU PhysX support was officially dropped all the way back in the late stages of beta testing, and unofficial support ended with the **** round 2 "optimization" patches a year or two after that.

This change was done in an attempt to make the game run more consistently across different hardware configs and to remove the huge advantage Nvidia players hard over AMD players, but really all it did was castrate performance, visuals, and even to a minor extent gameplay for the majority of players who were running cards powerful enough to really play the game well in the first place anyway.

Now with it going open source, it would be lovely to see new cards that are literally orders of magnitude faster than what existed when PS2 launched, finally able to run the game as it was originally intended again. It'll almost certainly never happen in the case of PS2, just because development has long since passed its prime for that title, but in theory this could be a huge boon for everyone, even those with Nvidia cards which could in theory run PhysX this whole time but in practice could not because no developer is ever willing to enable hardware mode when only a small subset of users can use it.

Systems: Fukurou | Prodigy | Tempest | ArcaneServers: Minecraft SMP | Logs: Build Log - Arcane | Video Logs: Project Arcane
Quote:Originally Posted by Zen00 https://www.overclock.net/img/forum/go_quote.gifZero, you are a master story teller, I am sleep now. http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Arcane
(33 items)
Sanctum
(9 items)
Fukurou
(14 items)
CPU
Core i7 980x
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5
GPU
MSI GeForce GTX 1080TI DUKE
GPU
MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning
RAM
Kingston HyperX T1
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 EVO
Hard Drive
WD Caviar Black FASS
Hard Drive
Plextor M5S
Hard Drive
WD Velociraptor
Hard Drive
WD FALS
Optical Drive
Sony DVD Burner w/ Lightscribe
Optical Drive
LG Bluray + HDDVD
Power Supply
EVGA 1000 P2
Cooling
Black Ice GTX 360
Cooling
Black Ice GTX 240
Case
Cooler Master HAF 932
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro (64)
Monitor
X-Star DP2710
Monitor
ASUS VK266H Black 25.5" 2ms LCD
Keyboard
X-Armor U9BL (Mech)
Mouse
Razer Deathadder Chroma
Mouse
Cougar Control
Audio
ATH-A900X
Audio
Maudio AV-40
Audio
Polk PSW-10
Audio
Zalman Mic-1 (Clip-on Mic)
Audio
Sound Blaster X7 LE
Other
Logitech G13
Other
Wacom Intuos 3
Other
Modded PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, and Logitech PC Controllers
Other
Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS
Other
Rocketfish 720p Webcam
Other
Scythe "3-Foot Switch"
CPU
Ryzen 7 1700
Motherboard
MSI B350M Mortar Arctic
GPU
RX Vega 64
RAM
G.Skill TridentZ
Hard Drive
Samsung EVO 960
Hard Drive
Consatellation
Power Supply
Corsair HX 1050
Case
Raijintek Aeneas White Window
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
CPU
Core i5-661
Motherboard
GA-H55-USB3
RAM
12GB DDR3 1333
Hard Drive
WD Caviar Black AALS 640GB
Hard Drive
WD Caviar Green EARS 2TB
Hard Drive
Vertex Turbo 60GB (SSD)
Optical Drive
Samsung Blu-ray, Samsung DVD Burner
Power Supply
Seasonic X750 Gold
Cooling
H50 (With push/pull nocturas)
Case
CM690 II
Operating System
Windows 10 Professional 64
Monitor
LG 47inch LED LCD
Keyboard
Saitek Eclipse Lite-touch Wireless
Audio
Passive bookshelfspeakers + amp.
▲ hide details ▲


Zero4549 is offline  
post #33 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-04-2018, 03:40 PM
Linux Evangelist
 
Jarhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,583
Rep: 185 (Unique: 147)
The last game that I remember PhysX being a big deal was the first Batman Arkham game, and before that the first Mirror's Edge. Those are both close to ten years old.

I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid... and I went ahead anyway.

If it's not coming out for the PC, it's dead to me.
Jarhead is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #34 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-04-2018, 03:57 PM
Programmer
 
BradleyW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 28,458
Rep: 1555 (Unique: 1017)
Cheers Nvidia, just make sure you make all of the other black box stuff open source. Cheers!


BradleyW is offline  
post #35 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-04-2018, 09:03 PM
New to Overclock.net
 
sticks435's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: KCMO
Posts: 1,586
Rep: 64 (Unique: 52)
Yeah, those lists are off. The Physx one only lists games that use GPU hardware accelerated mode, not software CPU mode. For instance, Dragon Age: Origins used Physx to calculate the flight path of arrows when you fired them, but it's not listed on that list.

https://www.google.com/search?source...10.RekDylAaVI4

sticks435 is offline  
post #36 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-04-2018, 11:01 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 403
Both them and Blue need taken to court again on Monopolistic **** and deviant Practices...lol
And well Developers use Nvidia.

Last edited by Jspinks020; 12-04-2018 at 11:06 PM.
Jspinks020 is offline  
post #37 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 04:15 AM
Have you seen my Baseball
 
Drake87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 841
Rep: 29 (Unique: 27)
Quote: Originally Posted by Defoler View Post
A lot of games implement physx even if you think it doesn't.

Nvidia already released the API and physx source code in 2015.
Since physx can run in software mode on AMD, it also allowed developers to use physx and learn how to adapt it to run on AMD cards, and they did so in many games.

A lot of current gen physics in games is in this way or another, based on physx. So even if you "never saw the difference", in many cases, is because you watched physx without knowing it.

While it was not originally from nvidia, the fact that they bought it and pushed it, made a lot of difference in game development over the years and how people "never saw the difference", because they have no idea how technology evolve.
Name one game that allows physx to run on AMD cards. "Software mode" runs on the CPU.
Drake87 is offline  
post #38 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 06:13 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
s1rrah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: houston, tx
Posts: 6,307
Rep: 627 (Unique: 411)
PhysX ... all I can think about are Borderlands 2 boss fights with physx set to high ... and literally, not being able to see anything because of all the sparks ... LOL ... fun bit of tech ... pretty sure PhysX is dead with Windows 10, though but I could be wrong.


Last edited by s1rrah; 12-05-2018 at 06:22 AM.
s1rrah is offline  
post #39 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 06:17 AM
News Junkie
 
Newbie2009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ireland
Posts: 8,188
Rep: 300 (Unique: 234)
Does anyone really care at this stage?
RTX is the new gimp works.

All AMD PC
(9 items)
CPU
AMD 3600X - stock
Motherboard
Asrock B450 Micro ATX Fatality
GPU
5700xt Anniversary Edition 2150/900
RAM
Corsair 3200mhz 16gb @ 3466mhz
Hard Drive
1tb m.2 SSD
Power Supply
Corsair SFX 750
Case
Fractal Design Node 202
Operating System
Windows 10
Monitor
Sony 55"
▲ hide details ▲
Newbie2009 is offline  
post #40 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 07:19 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
tp4tissue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,345
Rep: 50 (Unique: 43)
Quote: Originally Posted by paulerxx View Post
Finally! It's also about that time to allow your GPUs to use freesync properly.
They can't do that, it'd be humiliating... They won't do it, just to save face... If they let it go for free, they'd be admitting they were being the asholes that everyone accused them of being.
tp4tissue is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off