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Old 03-23-10, 07:15 AM   #14
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Default Re: I have seen the future....

Originally Posted by Toss3 View Post
PhysX is a gimmick. If nvidia was serious about "advancing the gaming experience" they would make it work on all cards so that developers wouldn't have to use it only for minor effects that could be run on any physics engine 10 years ago(or at least let us with ATI cards use a separate PhysX card as well). Mirror's Edge is a perfect example of this. That Metro 2033 video is pathetic as well. Oh and guess what? They've limited the code they've written for PhysX games so that it only runs on one core when using the software version. When properly utilized PhysX runs perfectly on a CPU as well as shown here. Only when running a separate card for PhysX does it outperform the CPU+GPU setup, but that nvidia has kindly chosen not to mention on the box of their graphics-cards.

3DVision is a great feature however. Wish there were better monitors out for it though(3D TVs coming this year).
Hey nV owns physX, they can tell ATi to f*ck it if they want to, and that's what they did, so don't go trying to justify your stance by not understanding business tactics. ATi lacks physics on their cards, and at the moment physX has the marketshare lead.
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