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Sowk
08-11-08, 08:56 AM
Man is this annoying...

So in the near future you will have to decide not only what GFX card runs better for your setup, but now we will only want games based off one or the other physic engine.

JUST USE THE SAME ENGINE. We don't need a HD-DVD/Blu Ray War with a physic engine...

Stupid wars FTL!!!!!!!!

This will stop alot of potential developers from using any real physic...

Or am I way off base?

Stoneyguy
08-11-08, 08:59 AM
your not way off base, but I think the real war is between Intel's Havok and Nvidia's PhysX. ATI is kind of passive on the whole PhysX thing as far as I can tell.

Sowk
08-11-08, 09:02 AM
your not way off base, but I think the real war is between Intel's Havok and Nvidia's PhysX. ATI is kind of passive on the whole PhysX thing as far as I can tell.

ATI and Nvidia should both use PhysX and tell Intel to shove off.

This is a good thing for Nvidia too. As Intel is going to try to make GFX CPU's in 2010.

Worst Case Scenario for Nvidia or ATI is if Intel's GPU completely Dominates both ATI and Nvidia in GPU performance, they can still be used for physic based games as accelerators.