Physic on the 3850 and 3870

tachikoma

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Originally posted by: x2 3600 rules sazakky
Any chance of physics implimentation on the gpu.
Do you mean PhysX? That nvidia aquired? The answer is no, not on an ATi card.

And as it stands right now it's still a gimmick anyways that no one really utilizes and is really no better than Havok software physics engine which is owned by ATi.

So in short, this shouldn't be a determining factor when purchasing a video card.
 

thilanliyan

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Originally posted by: tachikoma
And as it stands right now it's still a gimmick anyways that no one really utilizes and is really no better than Havok software physics engine which is owned by ATi.

Actually Havok is owned by Intel.
 

shangshang

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Originally posted by: tachikoma
Originally posted by: x2 3600 rules sazakky
Any chance of physics implimentation on the gpu.
Do you mean PhysX? That nvidia aquired? The answer is no, not on an ATi card.

And as it stands right now it's still a gimmick anyways that no one really utilizes and is really no better than Havok software physics engine which is owned by ATi.

So in short, this shouldn't be a determining factor when purchasing a video card.

It's not a gimmick. Games that support Physx.
http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_physxgames_home.html

Example of Phyx in action
http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55177

I think Physx will become mainstream for ALL games in a year.
 

bryanW1995

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well, if nvidia doesn't come out with something more compelling than g92 for the midrange it won't.
 

Piuc2020

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Developers won't make it mainstream considering a big chunk of GPUs out there are ATI and they simply can't alienate such a big userbase just like that.

I just wish NV and ATI either decided to use Havok or PhysX, no point in competing like that, it will only make mainstream physics (the greatest gameplay revolution of this gen) come much later for us, the consumers.

So yeah, in this case the Havok-PhysX competition is NOT good for us.
 

tachikoma

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Originally posted by: shangshang
Originally posted by: tachikoma
Originally posted by: x2 3600 rules sazakky
Any chance of physics implimentation on the gpu.
Do you mean PhysX? That nvidia aquired? The answer is no, not on an ATi card.

And as it stands right now it's still a gimmick anyways that no one really utilizes and is really no better than Havok software physics engine which is owned by ATi.

So in short, this shouldn't be a determining factor when purchasing a video card.

It's not a gimmick. Games that support Physx.
http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_physxgames_home.html

Example of Phyx in action
http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55177

I think Physx will become mainstream for ALL games in a year.
No, it won't.

Originally posted by: schneiderguy

Most of those games only support the PhysX software implementation, so they can't be accelerated by a PPU or GPU
What he said.

 

sxr7171

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Originally posted by: schneiderguy
Originally posted by: shangshang

It's not a gimmick. Games that support Physx.
http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_physxgames_home.html

Most of those games only support the PhysX software implementation, so they can't be accelerated by a PPU or GPU

Gimmick alert! Yeah, let's get a bunch of names on a page and claim support. Even if the game only supports the logo somewhere.
 

Denithor

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I think physics could really revolutionize games but like mentioned here and elsewhere, I don't believe it will become mainstream until there is a standard created that is supported by both card companies.
 

Cookie Monster

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People do realise that PhysX is an open standard. nVIDIA even said that it can be supported by its competitors. The problem is that AMD/ATi has chosen to go with Havok/Intel.