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Old 09-22-10, 07:43 PM   #1
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LOL- I always crack up when I see that "CPUs could do PhysX effects just as good!" malarky.

Yet mysteriously we never see anything but scripted physics in Havoc games, wonder why?
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Old 09-22-10, 08:08 PM   #2
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Honestly scripted is fine by me. Prime example is BC2 destruction 2.0.
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Physx is a sucky gimmick. It will never take off, and it doesn't add anything to games.
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Old 09-22-10, 10:35 PM   #6
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Physx is a sucky gimmick. It will never take off, and it doesn't add anything to games.
Yes, it would be better for my games to look just like they do on my son's PS3 and 360, like they do on ATi cards?

As far as it not taking off, looks to me like it's taken off to a far greater extent than any ATi specific feature ever has. Last I saw there were about 20 games and climbing that use PhysX.

Last couple I picked up were Metro 2033 and Mafia II.
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I'd rather an open system for physics so both graphics card companies could compete for performance so the consumer wins. I'd also probably rather see it being useful, rather than a gimmick that drops performance considerably.

scripted does 90% of the job for 10% of the computing power.
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Physx is a sucky gimmick. It will never take off, and it doesn't add anything to games.
Take a look at the water cannon in Cryostasis and tell me the physX effects on doesn't make the stream look 100% better
Ill try to get a video of the effect on and off to show it.

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Yes, it would be better for my games to look just like they do on my son's PS3 and 360, like they do on ATi cards?

As far as it not taking off, looks to me like it's taken off to a far greater extent than any ATi specific feature ever has. Last I saw there were about 20 games and climbing that use PhysX.
Physx is way too much of a performance hit for the added effects. Needing a second GPU to render some particles isn't a justifiable expense. I've played all the games with Physx and I've disabled it every time. I'd rather have Havoc any day.
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I'd rather an open system for physics so both graphics card companies could compete for performance so the consumer wins. I'd also probably rather see it being useful, rather than a gimmick that drops performance considerably.

scripted does 90% of the job for 10% of the computing power.
Enter OpenCL...
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cryostasis is the only game i ever played where physx is a must imo. bc2 destruction looks fine i think.
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Take a look at the water cannon in Cryostasis and tell me the physX effects on doesn't make the stream look 100% better
Ill try to get a video of the effect on and off to show it.

Here You Go

I used Fraps to take these so they are not tweaked just straight out of game

PhysX OFF


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The difference in that is mind boggling. Wow.
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