Originally Posted by Ninja Prime
I think thats the point. They spent over a year and millions so that some crappy feature could work great in your one game. Should have spent millions and the same time making something significantly better than the 4870.
Well, they started paving the way for GPU accelerated physics.
Gotta start somewhere, now we have Havok with OpenCL support around the corner, and that might force NV to open up PhysX for everyone by porting it to OpenCL aswell, and then weŽll prolly see GPU assisted physics becoming more mainstream with both PhysX and Havok offering the feature, and can be run on any DX10 GPU.
So looking at the longterm, not really a wasted effort, not yet anyway.